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Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT

OBITUARY

Michael Carucci

July 15, 1938January 26, 2020

Michael Frank Carucci Jr., 81, of Killingworth, died on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at his home from complications of COPD. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Susan Carucci, nee Cyr, his foster son Ryan Spencer, his sister and brother-in law, Barbara and Jerry Venditti, niece Beth, nephews Paul and Joel, and many other family members who learned to love his sharp wit and offbeat sense of humor.

Michael was born on July 15, 1938 in Bristol, Ct., the son of Michael F and Sophia Grzegorczyk Carucci. He was a graduate of the University of Connecticut and played on the Men's Basketball team. Michael remained a lifelong U Conn Huskies basketball fan to the very end and especially loved watching the Women’s team. Michael was employed with Combustion Engineering, followed by Alstom Power, as a Quality Control Engineer in the construction and decommissioning of Fossil and Nuclear Power Plants world-wide. He was a brilliant man with many passions. As a younger man he raced cars, held a pilot's license and flew for work and pleasure. He was an avid fly fisherman, loved boating, snorkeling and travel and reading a good book.

His love of life had no boundaries. If he were writing this, he would remind everyone to stop and smell the roses, not wait to fulfill your "Bucket List", make plans and do it now. Michael would tell everyone you only die One day, so use all your days left on this earth to live your best life and enjoy yourself to the fullest. Indeed, that’s what Michael did.

Michael will be remembered mostly for his generous heart and loving soul. He was a devoted son, grandson, brother, cousin, uncle, husband and friend. To say he will be missed is an understatement. There are no words.

God is doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves. May you receive His peace and solace through His words.

A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at a later date. Swan Funeral Home, Clinton is handling the arrangements. Please visit www.swanfh.com for tributes and service information.

In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting small contributions for Michael’s send-off: Susan Carucci, C/O Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main St., Clinton, CT, 06413

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Gerry Brunetto

February 12, 2020

I met Mike in 1972 when he came to work in our department at Combustion Engineering. The job required significant travel and occasionally we were together for short periods when logistics or coordination required. Traveling with Mike was always memorable as he had an "adventurous" bent and thus the unique ability to create situations with unusual endings. Those that made you shake your head a little and chuckle. Fortunately he had a sound foundation in common sense logic that would save the situation from falling off the end of the Earth, but just barely. I also was fortunate to see the soft side of Mike such as when he sat quietly crying at his desk after one of his close cousins had died, or, the fatherly side as he would repeatedly plan dinner arrangements for after work to spend some quality time with his son. Mike said to me once that he would get to heaven not through the shinny front gate with St Peter, but through the old rusty side gate. I truly believe that is exactly what has happened. See you in a few years old friend and keep that side gate oiled for the rest of us. Gerry Brunetto

Leslie Kirkpatrick

February 5, 2020

Susan
My heart and prayers are with you in your loss.
Please know I am here for anything.
With sympathy and love,
Leslie

Robert McGuire

February 5, 2020

Sharon DeMars

February 5, 2020

Dear Susan and family
I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Michael’s passing. Please know that I have all of you in my thoughts and prayers. My sincere condolences and love to you.
Sharon DeMars

M Marantz

February 4, 2020

Susan and family,
We send our deepest condolences.
Izzy n Mary

Susan Carucci

February 4, 2020

You were my Soul Mate. You looked out for me in life. Please keep an eye out for me from up above. Forever yours, Susan

Robert McGuire

January 30, 2020

Michael was one of my first Quality mentors at Combustion Engineering. Yes, he was too smart and I wondered how I could live up to that standard? But the story started long before that as I was the families Hartford Courant (morning) paperboy in the mid-late 1960's. I believe Michael was attending UCONN back then! On several occasions I greeted him as he was coming home from (who-knows-where), .. I couldn't wait to get to College! We worked in both Fossil and Nuclear plants together for years. I had the great honor of hiring him to support audits in the early 2000's as a Quality Manager with Alstom Fossil Services. We would talk and or write on occasions after that, … I will miss him (I do already) and I send blessings to Susan and family and THANKS for sharing him! The photo is from the 2007 Christmas party at Alstom

Harriette Clark

January 28, 2020

Susan,
If the bond between two people is strong, even death cannot do them apart.
So sorry for your loss.
Harriette

Tom Lee

January 28, 2020

Susan,

We are sad to hear of your loss of Michael. Please know that our prayers and wishes are with you and your family.

Tom Lee & Members of CTBS

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY