John Michel, Jr. (Jack), age 89, devoted husband of Helen Blaskewicz Michel, of Monroe, passed away at his home on October 28, 2013. In addition to Helen, his beloved wife of 62 years, his memory will be cherished by his children, Robert J. Michel, and his wife Lisa, of Monroe; Patricia M. Terricciano, and her husband Paul, of Roswell, GA; Ronald R. Michel, Sr. of Raleigh, NC; and Kathleen M. Samuelman of Monroe. Jack was predeceased by his parents John and Helen Michel, Sr. and his brother Raymond Michel. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Ashley J. Michel, Ronald R. Michel, Jr., Michael J. Samuelman and Jake R. Samuelman, and several nieces and nephews.
Jack was was a life-long resident of Monroe, born and raised on Michel's Farm. He was a respected life-member of the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, a former Constable and Special Police Officer of Monroe, and was the Captain of the Monroe Auxiliary Police Pistol Team. He was retired from Chevron after 30-plus years of service. He was also formerly employed by Monroe Construction Company, Bullards of Bridgeport, and Sikorsky Aircraft.
Jack was an avid hunter and took great pride in his large vegetable garden; he was an avid football fan, particularly of his New York Giants. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was always there to help his children. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor and was liked by all he came to know. He touched many and will be deeply missed.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5-8 PM in the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. His funeral will take place on Saturday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home, with burial to follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, 2610 Nichols Avenue, Stratford, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to EMS of Monroe or the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department. For online condolences please visit www.spadaccinofuneralhome.com