PROSPECT — Mr. Michael A. Porzio, Sr., 79, of Prospect, died Thursday, March 17 at his home. He was the husband of Suzanne (Crocco) Porzio.
Mr. Porzio was born Nov. 3, 1931 in Watertown, the son of the late Vincenzo Porzio and Maria (Spino) Porzio. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and attended Post College until he joined the Air Force in 1953, during the Korean Conflict. Shortly after his service in the military he and his brothers established Porzio Inc. a wholesale veal distributing company which operated in Waterbury for over 40 years. He became a Eucharistic minister at St. Anthony’s Church in Prospect and also served on the Parish Council there for many years. He traveled extensively with Intersport U.S.A. whose mission it was to establish and improve relationships between young athletes in the U.S., Russia, Cuba and other countries.
He was generous with his time in years past, providing audio support for the Prospectors, a theatrical company associated with St. Anthony’s Church, the Living Witness Musical Production presented in many churches in this area and also for the Naugatuck Valley Community College Chorus Concerts.
In addition to his wife, he leaves two sons, Michael Jr. of Waterbury and Vincent of Prospect, his three daughters, Donna Kern of Hamden, Audrey Porzio of Prospect and Lisa Porzio of Bethany, his son-in-law Scott Kern and daughter-in-law Louise Porzio, grandchildren Taryn Porzio, Vincent Porzio Jr., Madeline Kern and Noah Kern. He also leaves his sister Susan Corcoran of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., his brother Donald Porzio of Waterbury and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Salvatore, Ralph and Anthony and two sisters Eleanor Orso and Anna DiCapua.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday, March 21 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church 309 South Main St., Waterbury. Family and friends are asked to please meet directly at the church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
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