John A. Mozzi
February 7, 1922 – December 20, 2019
John Angelo Mozzi, a long-time resident of Monroe, CT, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, on December 20, 2019.
Born in the Bronx, New York, on February 7, 1922, John was the son of the late Leonardo Mozzi and Caterina (nee Bernini) Mozzi.
John attended Stratford High School and, upon graduation, joined the U.S. Army serving in the European and African theaters during World War II, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Upon his return from the service, John continued his career in the family business as co-owner of the French Baking Company and co-owner of the Dairy Queen, both located in Stratford. Upon his retirement from the bakery and Dairy Queen, John joined the custodial staff of the Monroe Board of Education.
John’s love of basketball led him to play semi-pro in his youth and, in later years, referee at Sterling House in Stratford. John was an avid fan of the New York Knicks, the Mets and the Jets.
John, a loving, kind, and gentle man, was loved by all. His family was his pride and joy. Everyone enjoyed being in his company and sharing his laughter and sense of humor. John enjoyed traveling with his wife, Carol, shopping and listening to Bon Jovi with his daughter, Alane and taking his grandchildren, Suzanne and Michael, to lunch.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his beloved wife, Carol, his son, Robert, his bother Mario and his sister Norma.
John is survived by his loving children, daughter Alane Orsino and son-in-law Robert, thought of and loved like a son, his son Alan Mozzi and daughter-in-law, Ellen and his daughter, Lynn Genovese and son-in-law Lenny. John also adored his grandchildren, Suzanne Mozzi and Michael Mozzi. John also leaves behind his nephew Alan Del Favero and several other nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday, December 29, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Spadaccino & Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468. Funeral service to be celebrated at Monroe Congregational Church, 34 Church Street, on Monday, December 30 at 1:00 pm. Interment to immediately follow at Monroe Center Cemetery on Old Tannery Road.
As John had a great love for animals, the family has requested, in lieu of flowers, to please consider making a memorial donation to a local shelter or rescue facility.
- Visitation Sunday, December 29, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, December 30, 2019
- Burial Monday, December 30, 2019