Angelo R. â€śMuzzyâ€ť Genovese Jr., 99, of Bristol, passed away peacefully Monday, August 6, 2018, with his loving family at his side. He was the husband of the late Maureen (Gilson) Genovese. Angelo was born in Waterbury on July 21, 1919, a son of the late Angelo R. Genovese Sr. and Gaetana (Marino) Genovese. He had many part-time jobs and had been a bus driver for Bristol Traction and then worked 40 years as sexton at the Church of St. Matthew in Forestville. He was the President of the Maalox Club at McDonaldâ€™s on Farmington Ave. Angelo enjoyed flowers and gardening and just being outside in the sun. He was also a big fan of the New York Yankees.
Besides working at St. Matthewâ€™s, Angelo was a devout member of St. Matthewâ€™s and received the St. Joseph Medal of Appreciation from the Archdiocese of Hartford in 2016, the highest honor a layperson can receive for recognition of exemplary service. He leaves his children, Mary Corrigan (Mark) of Middletown, John Genovese (Sueann) of Bristol; grandson, Dillon DeRosia and great-grandson, Devin DeRosia of South Windsor; brothers, Arthur and Raymond Genovese of Florida, and sister, Tricia Genovese of Bristol, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter. Ann Genovese, grandson, Devin DeRosia, brother, Tommy Genovese, and sisters, Josephine Ingala, Sally Balboni, Rosie Savino and Madeline Reardon. Angeloâ€™s funeral will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 9:15 a.m. from Oâ€™Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville (Bristol), and will proceed to the Church of St. Matthew for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Committal service and interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Salvation Army www.salvationarmyusa.org or to the Church of St. Matthew, 120 Church Ave., Forestville, CT 06010. To leave an online condolence, share a memory or photo, please visit Angeloâ€™s tribute page at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com .