Michael Civitello Jr., age 79, of West Haven passed away peacefully with his family at his side, on January 20, 2013. Loving husband for the past 57 years of Frances Ventura Civitello. Father of Ann (Bill) Bernacchia of Milford, Cathy (Mike Moscato) Petro of West Haven, and Johna (Nick) Iwanec of North Haven, grandfather “Poppie” of Jillian (Pete) Shove, Billy Bernacchia, Jonathan Petro, Nicholas and Gia Iwanec, brother of Grace Onofrio of Ansonia. He was predeceased by his siblings, Victoria Girasuolo, Samuel Civitello, Eleanor Nocereto, and Isabel Sousa. And many nieces and nephews. Michael worked in the Trucking Industry for Local Union 442 for many years and for the past 15 years before his retirement, he worked for Lakin Tire East. Michael loved to go to the casino and OTB in Milford with his friends, cooking lunch for his grandchildren, going to the Elm Dinner for breakfast, and spending time with his loving family.
The hours for visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. His funeral procession will leave the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 10:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of St. Louis at 11am. Interment will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.