Obituary: Michael Angelo Croce

Michael Angelo Croce

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.

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