Michael Palica

Michael Palica

Tuesday, March 30th, 1948 Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

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Obituary for Michael J. Palica

Michael J. Palica, age 70 of Danbury, beloved husband of Barbara (Cook) Palica, entered peaceful rest on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Danbury Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY on March 30, 1948 he was the son of the late Michael Jr. and Helen (Morock) Palica.

An accountant for Western CT State University, Michael spent his time enjoying many things such as music, photography, model railroads, collecting wine, and was an avid reader. He loved to travel and was an expert at navigating the city streets of New York City. But above all else, Michael loved spending time with friends and family.

In addition to his beloved wife Barbara of 26 years, he is survived by his sisters, Patricia Petito and her husband Charles of AZ, and Barbara Maffia of NY; sister-in-law, Carolyn Gori of Seymour; brother-in-law, Harry Cook and his wife Ann of MD, as well as many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour, CT 06483. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. DIRECTLY in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Mountain Rd. Seymour. Memorial donations in Michael's name can be made to a charity of your choice.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home
    161 West Church Street
    Seymour, CT
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    Sunday, January 6th, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Service

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Church of the Good Shepherd
    135 Mountain Road
    Seymour, CT
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    Monday, January 7th, 2019
    Fr. Matthew Isaac

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Esther Boriss

My sympathies to Barbara and Mike's family. May you cherish the memories. I worked with Mike at WCSU, and he often spoke about his wonderful family.
Comment | Posted at 04:48pm via Condolence

Andrew S Bayer

Dear Barbara and Palica Family,
My sincerest sympathies to you all. I knew Mike when he was a member of the Sterling Woods II Master Board and later as its President. He was a true gentleman who looked for the best in those whom he knew and worked alongside. His wicked sense of humor, twinkle in his eyes, and hearty laugh will be greatly missed. I will forever remember and appreciate his direct support when I later joined the Master Board and I hold in very high regard his devotion to our home community throughout his tenure. May the time soon come when we can all recall with a smile the time he graced our lives rather then shed a tear for his far too early departure!
Andrew Bayer
Comment | Posted at 10:20pm via Condolence

Rachel Yulo

Barbara - Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family. I only had the pleasure of meeting Mike a few times and found him to be a wonderful person. The mutual respect and admiration you had for each other was obvious and enviable. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow....Rachel
Comment | Posted at 04:10pm via Condolence


My dearest Barbara, my heartfelt condolences for such a great loss. You are in my prayers. You know I loved my boyfriend. Love you too,
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Stanley Kishner

Barbara, please accept my condolences. Mike and I served on the Sterling Woods II board together. I will miss Mike and the many conversations we had about retirement, investments and cruising. And of course I'll miss his sense of humor.
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