Thursday, February 12, 2009

rest in peace

I'm not posting this to elicit sympathy or even any response; I simply wanted to share my grandfather's amazing life with everyone. He was such a good man. May he rest in peace, knowing he was certainly well loved.

John Miceli, 92, husband for 61 years of Yvonne (Remy) Miceli, died suddenly at home on Saturday (February 7, 2009). Born in Winsted on January 3, 1917, he was the son of the late Mario and Anna (DiSilvestro) Miceli. He attended local schools and served four years in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater and North Africa. During this time, he became fluent in French, German, and Arabic in addition to his native Italian, and served his country further by providing translations in military court. It was also in France that he met his wife. John was a lifelong resident of Winsted before moving to Canton three years ago. For many years, he owned and operated Miceli's Market and later worked as a Department Manager for Caldor. After his retirement, John shared his time and good nature by transporting students with special needs and later by making home deliveries for Ivery and Dudley Pharmacy. In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish his memory four children, Lori (Paul) Egan-Scollen of Meriden, Joan (Larry) Schlegel of Unionville, Michael (Kath) Miceli of South Hero, VT, Yvonne Miceli and partner Allan Schiffer of West Hartford; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Nicholas and Brandon Egan, Dr. Sarah Schlegel Doran, Bethany Schlegel Shaw, Arianna Schlegel, Erin Miceli, and Daniel Ridgeway. John donated his body for medical research.




I love you, Grandpa.

12 comments:

Marsha said...

Wow, he sounds like a truly amazing person.

Jeanette said...

(hug) Your grandfather does sound like he had an amazing life and was a wonderful person.

wenders said...

My first thought was that I had no idea you were Italian, too!

He sounds like a wonderful, interesting and caring person!

Pink light to you and your family.

Bethany said...

I love you too, Grandpa. Arianna, thanks for posting this. Love you too.

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