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Guerin Victor Muzzulin III


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Guerin Victor Muzzulin III Obituary


Guerin Victor Muzzulin, III, ""Vic"", ""Gary"", beloved husband for 52 years of Barbara (Shepard) Muzzulin, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 20, 2014 after a long illness. Born in Hartford on May 22, 1940, he spent his youth in Manchester, followed by Wethersfield in 1952. A member of the Boy Scouts of America, he attended the National Jamboree-Valley Forge, PA and 9th World Scout Jamboree in England in 1957. He was a graduate of Wethersfield High School in 1959. He served his country in the US Navy (EM2) on the USS Dennis J. Buckley (DD-850) from 1959-1962. Returning to Connecticut, the family settled in Lebanon, moving to Colchester 22 years ago. He was a Master Electrician by trade, owned his own business, and referred to himself as ""your friendly neighborhood electrician."" He belonged to the Buckskin Shirts Assn., the American Legion Post 54 and the Tri-State 4-Wheel Drive Association.
He was Civil Preparedness Director in Lebanon from 1975-1987 and later, Communications Director in Colchester from 1992-2002.
He was member of the Amateur Radio Relay League with callsign, WA1USD. He was a member of the National Association of Destroyer Veterans, known as the ""Tin Can Sailors"" - a group working to save U.S. Navy Ships. He spent many weekends over the years working on the USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (DD-850), a museum ship at Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA.
In addition to his loving wife, Barbara, he leaves his daughter, Barbara Sousa, her husband, Leonard and their daughter, Julia, all of Colchester; his son, Guerin ""Jerry"" Victor Muzzulin of Lebanon. Additionally, he leaves behind his siblings John ``Jack'' Muzzulin of Norfolk, Edward and Joanne Muzzulin of Hertford, NC, Patricia M. Ramondetta of Enfield, Pamela M. and Alfred Baldini of Suffield and Jane M. Holleran of Rocky Hill; and many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Victor Guerin Muzzulin Jr. in 1967 and Florence (Lafo) Muzzulin England in 2001; and his grandparents, Victor Guerin and Lena (Lavalette) Muzzulin Sr. and John R. and Mary (Moran) Lafo.
The family will receive guests 2 to 4 PM Sunday (Aug. 24th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10 AM Monday (Aug. 25th) directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Avenue, Colchester. Burial with full military honors will follow in the New St. Andrew Cemetery, Colchester.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Battleship Cove, P.O. Box 111, Fall River, MA 02722 or to American Legion Post 54, P.O. Box 54, Colchester 06415.www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 21, 2014
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