Obituary of Michael Richard Charney
Michael R. “Junior” Charney (78) of Punta Gorda, FL passed away peacefully in the arms of his soulmate on May 9, 2021. Originally from Bridgeport, CT he lived in Westbrook, CT before moving to Florida. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years. He was a “junk man” in Clinton, CT for over 40 years having owned and operated Nichols Auto Parts. Mike was a member and Trustee for the Westbrook Elks. In Florida he was a member of the Elks, The American Legion (where he volunteered as BINGO caller), the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He loved cruising and travelling with his wife and friends.
Mike was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Anne (Garguilo) Charney, his cousin and best friend John DeLucia, his first wife Theresa Grewcock and his grandson Kurt Wyatt. He is survived by his wife Mellie Charney, his beloved dog Nala, his brother Robert Charney (Karen Wood), nephews Robert and Mary (Patrick and Kristen) Charney and Scott and Michelle (Ryan, Collin and Brandon) Charney, children David and Jane (Sarah and Sam) Grewcock, Charles and Lori (Charlie and Kristi, Michael and Jill, and Paige), Diane and Dan (Emily and Dan) Labich, Alison Aurilio, Glen (Maesa and Kiera) Grewcock, Jason Damrau and Aaron Damrau, great grandchildren Savannah, Giovanna, Harlow and Charlie as well as many loving cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held at the American Legion Post 103, 2101 Taylor Rd, Punta Gorda, FL on Saturday June 12, 2021 at 11:00 am. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Westbrook Elks, 142 Seaside Ave, Westbrook, CT on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 11:00 am. Memorial Contributions may be made to Westbrook Elks Beach Jam for Cancer Care. C/O Westbrook Elks, 142 Seaside Ave, Westbrook, CT.Obituary of Michael Richard Charney