MELBOURNE, Fla. — Michael Angelo Croce, 78, husband of Diane (Jacoboski) Croce, died Dec. 24, 2018 in Florida.
Mike was born on December 12, 1940 in Waterbury, Conn., a son of the late Giovanni and Lucia Croce, and had lived in Naugatuck, Conn. for most of his life before moving to Florida. Mike was a proud U.S. Army veteran and he was a member of the Rat Pack Motorcycle Club. Mike worked in sales for Plume and Atwood, drove a school bus for Region 15 and also worked as a dealer at the Foxwoods Casino.
In addition to his wife Diane, Mike is survived by his son, Steven M. Croce (Kelly); his daughter, Jennifer Alvarez (Peter); his brothers, Jack Croce and Raymond Croce (Kathy); his grandchildren, Michael Vincent Croce (Rachel), Kellen Croce, Alexandra Croce,
Steven M. Croce II, Abbey Croce, Peter Alvarez, Ian Alvarez, and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Mike’s life will be held on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck. Military honors will be accorded at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will assemble at 6:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers and to honor Mike’s memory, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com.