Michael A. Barzee, 83 from Bristol, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2022, after a long illness. He was born in New Haven, CT on July 3, 1938, son of Mary Hartney and John Ward. He was a lifelong resident of Bristol.
Mike attended St. Joseph School and Bristol High School. He was employed by Hood Corporation for over 4 decades. He was well-traveled through his employment, and he enjoyed telling of all the places he had been. Mike was a member of the Bristol Polish-American Club. He enjoyed interacting with friends, as he was a great conversationalist, especially while spending time at his local Dunkin Donuts shops. Mike enjoyed playing setback, tennis, horseshoes, outdoor activities, and the beach. He loved cookies.
Mike had six children with his wife Arline (Brunet) Barzee. He was predeceased by his eldest child, Michael David Barzee in 2016. His surviving children are James Barzee of Manchester, Commander, (US Navy, retired) Thomas Barzee of Bristol, Dr. Laura Greene (Alan) of Milford, Paul Barzee of Bristol, and Charles “Chuck” Barzee (Krista) of Bristol. Mike is also survived by his brother, Arthur Ward, of Bristol. Mike shared a close, lifelong brotherly bond with Art.
He is also survived by his second wife, Deborah (Nightingale) Barzee of Bristol, his dear daughter-in-law Dr. Sarah Barzee of West Hartford, and his four beloved grandchildren Amethyst Barzee, Jack Greene, Brandon Greene, and Michael Lee Barzee. He is deeply respected by his grandchildren as a solid, genuine, principled, loyal, and humorous man, who’s legacy will influence them and future generations beyond.
Calling hours will be held at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave. Bristol on Friday, March 4, 2022, from 4PM – 7PM. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 9AM from O’Brien Funeral Home to St. Gregory Church, Bristol, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.
In lieu of flowers please donate to St. Gregory Church, 235 Maltby Street, Bristol, CT 06010.
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St. Gregory the Great Church
235 Maltby St., Bristol CT 06010