John "JM" Michael Ambruso, III
February 15, 1989 – July 28, 2019
John Michael “JM” Ambruso III, 30, of Wethersfield, passed away on July 28, 2019. John Michael was born on February 15, 1989 in Hartford. Growing up in Wethersfield, he was a 2007 graduate of Wethersfield High School. While in high school, he was a member of the 2007 State Champion Eagles Hockey Team. He remained active with the Wethersfield Eagles, participating in the Annual Alumni Banquet Game and Fundraiser. It was there he enjoyed the opportunity to get on the ice again with his former high school friends, in the goal. John Michael worked closely with his father and was employed at Wethersfield Small Engine Services. He loved all animals large and small and his dog, Boris was always by his side, as they greeted customers at the shop. Music was always John Michael’s passion and he was an accomplished self-taught drummer with the band, Zen Lunacy. He truly enjoyed the time he spent with his close friends and bandmates, Kristen and Kevin playing and composing their own music, and always looking forward to their practice sessions. John Michael was always with his Dad and some of the best memories were made with all their friends enjoying car races at Lime Rock. The Wethersfield Small Engine “campsite” at Lime Rock grew over the years and John Michael, the resident tech expert, set up a sophisticated AV system at the park, complete with real time race coverage. John Michael is lovingly survived by his father, John M. Ambruso, Jr. of Wethersfield and his wife Tracy (Kelly) Ambruso. He is also survived by his mother, Kim M. Middleton of East Hartford. He leaves his aunt, Janice L. Ambruso and her husband John M. Monacella of Hartford. In addition, he is survived by his maternal grandparents Diane and Joe Middleton of Torrington, his uncle, Joe Middleton, Jr. and his wife Lori; and his cousins Allison and Page of Torrington. He also leaves Mrs. Bette Kelly, formerly of Wethersfield. John Michael was predeceased by his grandparents, John and Yolanda Ambruso. The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, August 2nd from 4 – 7 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. that evening. John Michael was a kind and generous person and he continues his legacy by giving the gift of life through his organ, eye and tissue donation. In lieu of flowers, John Michael’s family requests donations be made to the Wethersfield Alumni Hockey Scholarship Fund, c/o Arnie Mason, 644 Prospect Street, Wethersfield CT 06109, which provides college scholarships to deserving student athletes. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.
- Calling Hours Friday, August 2, 2019
- Memorial Service Friday, August 2, 2019
John "JM" Michael Ambruso, III
August 2, 2019
John was a part of my music crew for years. It didn't take long to realize that he was not just a crew member and friend, but a part of our family. He was the most kind, helpful, and loving person and we're all devastated and heartbroken that he's gone. John, I will miss your infectious smile and laugh and our deep conversations. I will hold our memories close to my heart, and will never forget the times we shared together at Strictly Underground. I'm so happy that you were a part of our crew and a part of my life. You made everyone want to be a better person, so thank you. Love you John Breakz. Life will not be the same without you.
July 31, 2019
God rest your soul John Michael. I pray that Angels be sent before you to guide you on your journey. That Angels be sent to those who grieve an morn for you.
I knew you as a man who truly loved and respected his Dad. A man who cared about what he did in life, and wished no harm on others. You were always positive in your dealings with me, and I witnessed that quality in you no matter who you interacted with. I thank you for that John Michael.
Steve and Susan
July 30, 2019
John, I only knew you for a short time but your goodness really shined through immediately.
May it shine forever.
I will always be grateful for the love you brought to the Pelcz family.
Shine on with your good soul, my friend.
Joe and Diane Middleton
July 30, 2019
Our only grandson, gone too soon. Memories, Santa train, Christmases piled high with toys, Easter egg hunts, wish we had more pictures. He was a smiling , happy kid, always looking for a new adventure. Always in our hearts, love you Gram and Gramp