Michael Salvatore Guzzio
May 23, 1973 – November 27, 2019
Michael Salvatore Guzzio May 23 1973- November 27, 2019
Michael (Mikey) was born in New Haven, May 23rd 1973, to the late Dolores Matrisciano Guzzio and James Joseph Guzzio of Charlotte NC. Raised in Madison CT, he attended various New Haven area public schools and also received the services of Sarah Inc, an organization serving disabled children, adults and their families. He also participated in the Special Olympics. Michael was born with Downs Syndrome. Throughout his life, his unending sweetness and humorous nature endeared him to all who came his way.
In his later years, Michael moved with his family to Greensboro, NC and later to a RHA group home near his parents. He worked as an employee at a RHA workshop in High Point, NC. During this time, he developed many close friendships with coworkers, housemates and staff.
The family is very appreciative of the staff who worked with Michael over the years and are especially appreciative of social worker Alexis Jones for her longtime case management services.
Michael leaves behind his father James, younger brothers Joseph Paul Guzzio of Charlotte NC and James Leon Guzzio of Mooresville NC and a sister Mary Ellen and her husband Michael Kregler of Lincoln RI. In addition, he was a loving uncle to his niece Ella and nephews James, Joseph, Anthony and Vincent. His family will miss him dearly.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 30th at 10 AM at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville, NC. Burial will follow at Sharon Memorial Park Cemetery in Charlotte, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LAMB foundation of North Carolina, Knights of Columbus Council 7406-St. Therese Church.
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 30, 2019
- Graveside Service Saturday, November 30, 2019
Michael Salvatore Guzzio
December 1, 2019
Michael was a precious soul. I was with him sometimes in his day program. We used to dance together and since I am so tall I would bend down so he could twirl me around. Oh how he would giggle. I feel privileged for God to have allowed me to have been in his presence. I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him also.
November 30, 2019
I watched you grow since you were born. We were family. We loved you so much and will miss you. You are home with mom now. Tell her I miss her very much. Love you Michael
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