Paul Unico Mozzi
August 27, 1921 – September 29, 2019
Paul Unico Mozzi, age 98, formerly of Trumbull, was welcomed peacefully into the loving arms of The Lord on Sunday, September 29th, 2019, at his Nashville, Tennessee home.
He was the beloved husband of the late Denise M. Mozzi to whom he was married almost 69 years. Born in Bridgeport, CT on August 27, 1921 and raised in Stratford, he was the only child of the late Peter and Augustina (Brega) Mozzi. A graduate of Stratford High School, Paul served during World War II in the U.S. Army as Technician Fifth Grade - Medical Detachment. He was stationed in Belgium where he met and married the love of his life, Denise M. (Dolhen) Mozzi with whom he formed a loving family.
Along with two cousins, Paul was the generous co-owner of the French Baking Company in Stratford, CT. Paul was extremely proud of his Italian heritage. He was an exemplary grandfather and a colorful personality. He enjoyed traveling with his wife especially to Belgium and Italy. A thoughtful, caring, fun-loving person, Paul enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family and many friends, playing Pinochle, joking, dancing, recording old movies and joining his wife in entertaining. Paul became Roman Catholic as an adult and was a longtime parishioner of St. Theresa Church in Trumbull.
Survivors include his three loving children, John Mozzi of Nashville, TN, Nadine Mozzi Behmke and her husband Brian of Stratford and Paul C. Mozzi and his wife Kelly in Old Hickory, TN and three cherished grandchildren, Christopher and Justin Behmke and Lily Mozzi.
Friends may call on Friday, October 4th, 5-8pm at Spadaccino & Leo P. Gallagher Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT. Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Saturday, October, 5th at 10am at St. Theresa Parish, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull. Interment to immediately follow at St. Michael Cemetery, 2205 Stratford Ave, Stratford. To leave online condolences, please visit SpadaccinoFuneralHome.com
- Peter Mozzi, Father (deceased)
- Augustina (Brega) Mozzi, Mother (deceased)
- Denise M. (Dolhen) Mozzi, Wife (deceased)
- John Mozzi, Son
- Nadine Mozzi Behmke, Daughter
- Brian Behmke, Son-in-law
- Paul C. Mozzi, Son
- Kelly Mozzi, Daughter-in-law
- Christopher Behmke, Grandson
- Justin Behmke, Grandson
- Lily Mozzi, Granddaughter
- Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, October 5, 2019
- Burial Saturday, October 5, 2019
Paul Unico Mozzi
October 5, 2019
Paul, we are sorry for your loss. It is our prayer that God comforts and strengthens you and your family during this time. Hoping you can find peace in the Love that God gives and how He gave you such loving and caring parents. Peace and safe travels to you all.
The Cox Family
October 5, 2019
With my deepest condolences to the entire family. Your parents welcomed me and so many others into their home with kindness and love. Their children and grandchildren were the focus of their lives and every action and interaction reflected the width,depth and breadth of a deep and abiding love for their family. They were of that extraordinary and remarkable generation who during World War II had to sacrifice their youth and their lives so that the present generation could live in freedom and without oppression. In spite of their profound personal contribution ,they knew that life was precious. Denise and Paul lived life with a passion and joy few experience. They traveled, played, laughed, cried, fought, built,contributed, wondered,doubted ,accepted and continually grew in their faith and understanding of what it means to really love.
Misjudgements were always opportunities to grow and to move forward with compassipon and understanding. They opened their arms and chose to experience life in all its splendor. Finally united in spirit, Denise and Paul are able to see in awe the tapestry of their life as an eternal creation and fulfillment of God's love. May they laugh and play with the angels, catch up with friends and family that went before them and rest peacefully in the arms of heaven.
P Jason Pinckard
October 3, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss Mo. I have heard so many stories about Mr. Mozzi and he seemed like such a funny man and a wonderful father. I met Mr. Mozzi years ago and his smile was amazing. I told him he was a hero of mine because of his service to our country. America has lost a true Hero and he will be dearly missed. Heaven has gained another great angel to watch over us all.
Mo your Mom and Dad are together once again. Love you and get back to TN safe.