Vernon R. Mostad Jr.

August 3, 1941November 5, 2018

Vernon R. Mostad aka “Mr. M”

Vernon R. Mostad, 77 of Norwich peacefully went home to our Lord Monday, November 5th. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Pauline, mother, Charlotte Mostad, and great grandson, Maverick Mostad. Vernon was born on August 3, 1941 in Norwich, CT. He graduated from Norwich Free Academy and worked in the automobile business for many years. Vernon made it his mission to spread the word of the Lord and help people, whether it be in his poetry/writings, or just sitting down and having a conversation with them. He called it “his ministry”. Those of you who knew him understand this best. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 13 and a lifelong member of the Norwich Catholic Diocese. He will be greatly missed. Vernon leaves behind his sister, Carol Piezzo and five children, Deborah Weikel and husband Brian, Lorraine Charland and husband Sam, Steven Mostad, Brian Mostad, and Eric Mostad; grandchildren Amanda & Brianna Weikel, Alexis Chidester, John and David Salls, Brian Mostad Jr.,Sammy Charland Jr., Destiny Mostad and great grandchildren, Mariya Salls and Zayne Salls.


  • American Heart Association


  • Calling Hours / Visitation Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Vernon R. Mostad Jr.

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Eugene Freaner

November 16, 2018

Go with GOD my childhood friend...I remember the day that we made our first communion at St. Pats together and all of our meetings thereafter. I for one truly believe that you were raised with WOLVES on your Grandparents farm in Northern Minnesota as you told me years ago, for you had the strength to endure all the hardships that life threw at you and still were able to love everyone and everything that crossed your life's journey.

You are truly a Son of GOD!!!

I'll see you again my friend ….. Gene

Christine Ciaciura

November 11, 2018

My dearest are now with your beloved Pauline. I am humbled to have met you and heard some fastinating stories. I was able to meet some of your family and friends. You brought such a strong faith and admiration for helping others. Your pieces you made me are forever kept in my heart and home. Your piece you made me for my dear grandma was the most special. You knew I needed that and you made it so beautiful. Your laughter and smile to all will be missed but you are in the hands of our Lord and savior now. Your holding your wife’s hands and smiling down for us. I will miss you and thank you for the pleasure of knowing you and your gifts of love. Tell my grandma the Viking lady says hi. Your Viking lady as you would call me. I will see you again my friend, Starbucks will never be the same. I will think of you every time I enter Norwich to see if your sitting there. I’ll save your seat. Hugs as always for you.

Eric Mostad

November 9, 2018

Vernon r. Mostad jr. Was and always will be the greatest man,father,and friend, when I needed a man with guidance he was there, when I needed my father he was there, and when I needed that special friend to talk he was always there to point me in the right direction with all of his love. My father is a great man and I love him and I will treasure all the times I've had with him. We shall all see each other on the other side of the kingdom dad I love you..

Ada Johnson

November 9, 2018

Rest in peace and power Mr. M.
So many conversations at the Dunkin Donut in Norwich Walmart. Truly a man who lived God's word and loved his fellow man deeply. Always a smile and your PUSH hat ( Pray until something happens). God Bless the family and give comfort and strength to help them through this difficult time. Heaven has gained another angel.