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Michael R. Pitcher

December 17, 1950 - October 28, 2013
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New London, Michael (Ledge or Chicken Chest) R. Pitcher, 62, of Coleman St., passed away Monday, October 28, 2013 at his home. Mike was born in Farmington, on December 17, 1950 to Eugene and Mary (Bowdy) Pitcher. He grew up in Farmington and Niantic. Mike was the proud owner/operator of Michael R. Pitcher General Contracting and Wyllie Hardware in Niantic. As a child, he loved to give his parents a run for their money. Doing the typical boy things. Whether it was taking the car out for a drive and parking it sideways in the garage or staying out all night. He kept his parents on their toes! Mike what taught the value of a dollar and...
New London, Michael (Ledge or Chicken Chest) R. Pitcher, 62, of Coleman St., passed away Monday, October 28, 2013 at his home.

Mike was born in Farmington, on December 17, 1950 to Eugene and Mary (Bowdy) Pitcher. He grew up in Farmington and Niantic. Mike was the proud owner/operator of Michael R. Pitcher General Contracting and Wyllie Hardware in Niantic. As a child, he loved to give his parents a run for their money. Doing the typical boy things. Whether it was taking the car out for a drive and parking it sideways in the garage or staying out all night. He kept his parents on their toes! Mike what taught the value of a dollar and that he would have to earn his own money if he wanted the finer things in life. At 13, he started shoveling snow in order to buy his first car to expand his business of snow removal. As an early adult, he enjoyed racing the #16 at the Waterford Speedbowl. When he wasn't on land, he was on his boat, fishing off of Giants Neck.

He met Pamela while she was working in a dental office and soon became married. Mike and Pam had 2 beautiful girls from their marriage, Michelle and Stephanie. Michael Pitcher General Contracting flourished until he was forced to stop working due to injuries that left him unable to work. When he moved to New London, he became a commissioner for The New London Housing Authority, where he was very well respected and took it very seriously. At one time, he was also a member of the Niantic Rotary Club
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He leaves behind his 2 daughters, Michelle Wollock and her husband Stanley Wollock Jr of East Lyme; Stephanie Pitcher of New London; 4 grand children; Chad Jr and Alyssa Naholnik, Cambridge Preston, and Samantha Wollock; and the mother of his children, Pamela Pitcher. Along with his wonderful dog Lovey who will miss him dearly.

Mike enjoyed Nascar while spending time with his family. He bragged to anyone who would listen about his kids and grandkids. He loved taking care of both of his dogs, Lovey and Blackie gave him a reason to wake up in the morning. He was the type of person who believed a hand shake was as good as a man's word, which meant everything. He touched the lives of a lot of people. And whether you loved him or thought he was the biggest pain in the ass, he will be missed by all. He had an art for negation and could tell a lie without blinking an eye and never getting caught. But had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off of his back for another, as long as he liked you.

Calling hours will be held on Friday November 8th from 2:00 to 4:00 in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, New London. Friends and family are welcome. Burial will be private. In leau of flowers, donations can be made in Mike's memory to Joslin Diabetic Center in New London.

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"Michelle and Stephanie--your did is an amazing man. He had a heart of gold. A love for people. He was at his best when he was helping someone else. He..." Terri Paddock (Waterford, CT)

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