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TERZI, Michael J. Michael J. Terzi, Wallingford, with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of Michael Julius Terzi on Thursday, (November 12, 2009), he was 40 years old. He was born in Meriden, CT, on January 12, 1969. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Jennifer Gannon Terzi; his 3 sons, Michael "Mickey" Terzi, Troy Terzi and Trevor Terzi; and his daughter Alexis Gannon. He is survived by his parents, Al and Carolyn Terzi of Middletown; his grandmother Alice Zimmerman of New York; his brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Susan Terzi of Wallingford; his sister and brother-in-law, Andrea and Ralph Archer of Meriden; his mother-in-law Mary Ann Gannon of Wallingford; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Maureen and John Roche of Wallingford, Maryanne and Peter Graeb of Wallingford, Jessica and Michael Polansky of Wallingford, and William Gannon of Wallingford. He was a loving and devoted uncle to William and Weston Terzi, Delaney and Reece Archer, Johnny, Jaclyn, Stephanie and Rachel Roche, Ryan and Billy Graeb, Michael, Jocelyn, and (Godson) Jesse Polansky, and Billy, Jeremy and Casey Gannon, all of Wallingford. He is survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He now joins in heaven his maternal grandparents, Julius and Caroline Escoto; his paternal grandfather Armond J. Terzi Sr.; his father-in-law Bill Gannon; his sister-in-law Agnes Gannon; his niece Danielle Gannon; his aunt Lynn Escoto; and his cousins, Matthew and Jay Escoto. He graduated from Xavier High School in 1987, attended UConn and went on to graduate from Post College, where he earned a degree in accounting. He was employed as the controller at Record Products of America, in Hamden for several years. Michael was a loving and devoted husband to Jennifer, and a loving and devoted father to his children. His pride and joy were his children and seeing them learn, live and grow. He especially loved watching his boys play sports and at times was their coach, but was always their biggest cheerleader and fan. He was a very hands on father and could not have been more devoted to his children. He was a huge N.Y. Yankees fan, N.Y. Giants and a Notre Dame fan, where his son Mickey attends high school. You could find him on many sidelines of his kid's events and games with a camera in hand to capture those special moments. He was a movie and trivia buff and loved family gatherings and the holidays. He was a great man, who lived life to the fullest. Our loss is devastating, and he will be greatly missed forever. His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Sunday, November 15, from 3-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated directly in Most Holy Trinity Church, 84 N. Colony St., Wallingford, Monday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, in Wallingford. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Terzi Children Education Fund, c/o The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Wallingford, CT. 06492. www.wallingfordfh.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 16, 2009
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