Michael Angelo Croce
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1940 - 2018
Melbourne, FL Michael Angelo Croce, 78, husband of Diane (Jacoboski) Croce, died December 24, 2018 in Florida.
Mike was born on December 12, 1940 in Waterbury, CT a son of the late Giovanni and Lucia Croce and had lived in Naugatuck 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, February 25, 2019 from 4-7pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. Military Honors will be accorded at 7:00pm at the funeral home. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will assemble at 6:30pm. 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, please visit www.buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com.