OBITUARY

John Michel Jr.

May 31, 1924October 28, 2013
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John Michel, Jr. (Jack), age 89, devoted husband of Helen Blaskewicz Michel, of Monroe, passed away at his home on October 28, 2013. In addition to Helen, his beloved wife of 62 years, his memory will be cherished by his children, Robert J. Michel, and his wife Lisa, of Monroe; Patricia M. Terricciano, and her husband Paul, of Roswell, GA; Ronald R. Michel, Sr. of Raleigh, NC; and Kathleen M. Samuelman of Monroe. Jack was predeceased by his parents John and Helen Michel, Sr. and his brother Raymond Michel. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ashley J. Michel, Ronald R. Michel, Jr., Michael J. Samuelman and Jake R. Samuelman, and several nieces and nephews.

Jack was was a life-long resident of Monroe, born and raised on Michel's Farm. He was a respected life-member of the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, a former Constable and Special Police Officer of Monroe, and was the Captain of the Monroe Auxiliary Police Pistol Team. He was retired from Chevron after 30-plus years of service. He was also formerly employed by Monroe Construction Company, Bullards of Bridgeport, and Sikorsky Aircraft.

Jack was an avid hunter and took great pride in his large vegetable garden; he was an avid football fan, particularly of his New York Giants. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was always there to help his children. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor and was liked by all he came to know. He touched many and will be deeply missed. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5-8 PM in the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. His funeral will take place on Saturday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home, with burial to follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, 2610 Nichols Avenue, Stratford, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to EMS of Monroe or the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department. For online condolences please visit www.spadaccinofuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 1, 2013
  • Service Saturday, November 2, 2013
  • Burial Saturday, November 2, 2013
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Jennifer Anderson-Spencer

November 3, 2013

A candle for Helen in memory of your light Jackie. We love you!

Jennifer Anderson Spencer

November 3, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Michel family for the loss of your bright, shining star. Jackie will be deeply missed. All our love from Florida.

Tom & Melody Bartomeli

November 3, 2013

The Michel Family, I know I will never be able to take away the sorrow all of you are feeling now and through the days ahead. Hopefully knowing how many lives your father has touched and how many share in your sorrow will give you a little comfort in some way. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ~Tom & Melody Bartomeli

November 3, 2013

The Michel Family, I know I will never be able to take away the sorrow all of you are feeling now and through the days ahead. Hopefully knowing how many lives your father has touched and how many share in your sorrow will comfort you in some way. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ~Tom & Melody Bartomeli~

John Magness

November 2, 2013

To the Michel Family; Our deepest sympathy. Your Dad was always a gentleman and a great customer.
Nutrico-Bridgeport

The Shomsky Family

November 2, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

James and Bonnie Sandor

November 2, 2013

Our deepest sympathy for your loss and we are
sending our sympathy in this time of sorrow. God bless you all.

Mark Becea

November 1, 2013

With deepest sympathy
May the Peace of Christ be your now and always

Bridget Garrity

November 1, 2013

To the entire Michel family, the entire Garrity family (Anne, Bridget, Moira, Jim, Tim, Sheilagh, Pete and Chris) sends our thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. We have many wonderful memories of your husband/Dad/grandfather... we were lucky to be your neighbors for many wonderful years. We attended many parties and events together, and we kids remember ice skating on the pond, snowmobiling in the yard, and just spending time together in Vermont. We will miss Mr. Michel, but we know you too have many wonderful memories that will keep him close to your heart. Love, the Garrity Family

October 31, 2013

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.