September 26, 1957 ~ March 26, 2022

Born in: Waterbury, CT
Resided in: Mount Sinai, NY

In Michael’s loving memory, memorial contributions can be made to Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW

Rochester, MN 55905, attention Dr. Bradley Leibovich, Department of Urology Chairman. 


Michael S Guzzardi passed away peacefully on March 26, 2022, after a lengthy & courageous struggle with kidney cancer. Born in Waterbury, CT on September 26, 1957, to the late Michael & Christine (DeVito) Guzzardi. He was a graduate of Holy Cross High School and University of New Haven where he obtained a BS degree in Forensic Science. His career began in NYC at NYPD Crime Lab where he spent many years as a forensic chemist and the remaining 26 years, he was employed at Suffolk County Crime lab until his retirement in 2017 as supervisor of Chemistry. Michael leaves his devoted wife of over 35 years, Lisa and his daughter, Lauren Guzzardi, and son Michael Guzzardi. He is also survived by his sister, Marcia Stavola, brother-in-law, Frank Stavola, his mother-in-law, Patricia Roman, brother-in-law, Wayne Roman and several nieces & nephews. Michael was a friend to all those who knew him for his understanding, sincerity, jokes & contagious laughter. He was an adoring father to his 2 children. His love for sports, fishing, reading, antiques and family dog, Lizzy occupied his free time before his metastatic disease had suddenly become too aggressive.


Visitation: April 2, 2022 3:00 - 7:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Service: April 2, 2022 6:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Mass: April 9, 2022 10:00 am

St. Francis Xavier RCC
625 Baldwin Street
Waterbury, CT 06706

Inurnment of Cremains: April 9, 2022 11:00 am

Calvary Cemetery (CT)
2324 E Main St.
Waterbury, CT 06705

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Michael S. Guzzardi 's name.

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  1. candleMike, you were a great friend and I have so many wonderful memories and laughs we shared. I will miss hearing you laugh and all the great stories over the years. Rest In Peace brother. My most sincere condolences to Lisa, Lauren, and Mike

  2. candleSome truth in life is hard to accept. Mike your memories will never be forgotten. Wherever you are brother, Rest in Peace. Lisa, Lauren and Mike my deepest sympathy is with you in your time of grieving.

  3. Mike, it’s hard to believe you are gone. Your infectious and welcoming smile will be missed. May your character to clothe on compassion and kindness dwell in those you’ve encoutered. Lisa, Lauren, and Mike, may your heavy hearts be lifted to find peace and comfort in this time of loss.

  4. Mike: I fondly remember countless conversations over the years beginning with your first days as an analyst in Suffolk. Whether we ended up chatting about business, families or outside interests, it was always a pleasure. A professional, a gentleman, and a friend. Peace.

  5. My sincerest condolences to the Guzzardi family and all who knew and loved Mike for the wonderful man he was. Mike’s kindness, laughter, and character made the crime lab a brighter place. I consider myself lucky to have worked with him and he will never be forgotten. Rest in love Mike, fly high friend.

  6. Lauren – our hearts are with you as you navigate through this difficult time. We are so sorry to hear this sad news and sending strength your way.
    Maddy and Mike (From the Crossfit Transcend days)

  7. I’m so so sorry for your loss. Michael was my brothers best friend growing up, I don’t have too many memories that don’t include him!! He’s was a funny kind soul. This hurts my heart ❤️

  8. My heart is so sad for all of you. Michael was a great man and left a great family. I hope you find peace and the strength to endure this sadness. God bless all of you. All our love Carol and Greg

  9. Our heartfelt condolences to the Guzzardi family on the loss of Mike. He was a really sweet guy, a good friend and would always go out of his way to be there if you needed a hand. He will be dearly missed.

  10. I am saddened to hear of Michael’s passing. My memories of him go way back to his younger days as a child on Madison Avenue in Waterbury, CT. I was a friend of his sister, Marcia, and he was a classmate of my brother, Jim, at St Francis Xavier School. I have many fond memories of the Guzzardi Family and time spent at their home. My heartfelt sympathy goes to his family, especially his sister, Marcia.

  11. My first thoughts on hearing about Mike’s passing were “how sad; he was such a nice guy”. I worked with Mike in the Crime Lab for a long time. He was always in a good mood and treated everyone as a friend–easy going, funny, never a bad word for anyone. I was glad to know him; we need more nice guys in our lives.
    My prayers are with his family and the many people who loved him.

  12. I am deeply saddened to read the paper this evening. I am terribly sorry for your loss. So many memories come flooding back. I guess it’s not an exaggeration to say I was there from the beginning through high school. Mike, his Mom and Dad, his sisters and especially his grandmother and grandfather were, and are, the most wonderful people anyone could imagine. I should know, I’m one of the kids that practically lived at their home. I’m a better person for knowing them, I’m grateful for making their acquaintance and I’m thankful for our friendship during those formative years. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless your families and keep you in His loving embrace.

  13. Lisa
    Just heard about Michael!
    We are thinking of you and your family!
    Such a great man! Dan said he always made us laugh
    Sending love and prayers

  14. Where do I begin? To say I am devastated is an understatement. My heart breaks for Lisa, Lauren, Michael and Marsha. Mike G- Incomparable. Irresistible. Irreplaceable. It’s hard to express my feelings in a few short sentences about a man I’ve been friends with for about six decades. Although I haven’t seen that much of Mike since his move to Long Island I could fill an encyclopedia with memories of our youth, when nearly a day went by that we weren’t together or on the phone with each other. Tremendous person. Tremendous family. Tremendous loss. No more suffering at God’s side big guy- rest in eternal peace.

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