Nicholas Chiavuzzi

December 5, 1932July 4, 2013

Nicholas Chiavuzzi, 80 Winter Haven – Nicholas Chiavuzzi, age 80, of Winter Haven, FL passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 due to conjestive heart failure. He was born December 5, 2013 in Danbury, CT the son of Nicholas Chiavuzzi and Amelia (Casini) Chiavuzzi. He is a retired US Army veteran having served over 20 years to include three tours in Vietnam. He retired as a Sergeant First Class in 1973. After retirement he joined the Polk County School Board as a JROTC Instructor at Lake Wales High School, retiring in 1996. Mr. Chiavuzzi is survived by Edith, his loving wife of 58 years, four children: Nicholas, Chris, Mike and Renee, eight grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Graveside Services will be Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 11:00am at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nicholas Chiavuzzi

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June 1, 2014

He was also my mentor. Sorry for your lost.

CSM Danny Whittemore

joseph labarbera

September 28, 2013

He was a mentor to me. I'm now a Major in the Army and I owe much of my success because of his work. I wish I could have seen him before he passed.

Tony Ruiz

July 17, 2013

Is this man one who lived in Danbury, CT? If so, we were neighbors and good friends in the 1950's. My deepest sympathy. He was a good person.

July 11, 2013

So sorry to hear of Nick's passing..Many years ago we made up a bowling team at the old Winter Haven Lanes..
Phyllis Foust

Sandra Buttermore-Baughn

July 7, 2013

So sorry to hear of his passing. I know how much he'll be missed.

James Spivey

July 7, 2013

Sgt. Chiavuzzi was my teacher in JROTC at Lake Wales High School. He was a great teacher and am pretty sure he was a great husband, father and grandfather. He taught me how to be respectful and humble in the way that he taught me. My prayers are with his family and may God keep you all in this great loss.