Mario “Moe” Izzi
Founder of Town & Country Auto Sales
Mr. Mario “Moe” Izzi, 81, of Waterbury, died on April 30, 2013 at Waterbury Hospital after a brief illness.
Mario was born in Waterbury on December 31, 1931 son of the late Francesco and Elizabeth (Emanuele) Izzi. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany in 1952. He was the founder of Town and Country Auto Sales in Waterbury, a member of the VFW Post 7330 in Oakville, a member of the American Legion and a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church. He was proud of his Italian heritage and is one of the founders of the Cercemaggiore Community Club in Watertown, CT. Moe had a love for cars and a keen eye for finding quality cars at the auctions. He worked for many different dealerships through the years, buying cars for them. He was a big fan of stock car racing, big band music and he loved to dance.
He leaves his brothers, Albert Izzi, Anthony Izzi and his wife Mary, John Izzi and his wife Frances, all of Waterbury and Michael Izzi of Southbury, and a sister-in-law Ann Izzi of Waterbury. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and special friend Nancy Hopkins of Waterbury. He was predeceased by two brothers Angelo and Carmen Izzi.
Arrangements: Funeral will be held Saturday, 8:00 a.m. at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway to Blessed Sacrament Church for a Mass at 9:00 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours held Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Members of the Cercemaggiore Community Club will meet at the funeral home Friday at 7:00 p.m.