Michael Scirocco

November 19, 1968 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 55) 55 Years Old
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Michael Scirocco Obituary

Michael Scirocco, 55, beloved husband of Li Li Shi of Hamden, CT died peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. Michael was born in New Haven, CT on November 19, 1968, a beloved son of Giuseppina Di Monaco Scirocco of Hamden and the late Domenico Scirocco, and had resided in Hamden for most of his life. He graduated from Hamden High School in 1987, and pursued a career in pharmaceutical medicine before adventuring to China. Michael fell in love with the Chinese culture, people and Chinese medicine, and spent fifteen years there. During his time in China, Michael became an accomplished author of English textbooks, a casted actor in “Modern English”, an educational TV series, and was Chief Editor at the New Oriental English School. While in China, he studied acupuncture and received his certification of completion as a certified acupuncturist. Michael loved fishing, the great outdoors, and was an avid reader of all kinds of books. He could be found at his favorite coffee shop enjoying life. Additionally, he was a world traveler and in every country he loved studying the people and culture. Michael was truly an accomplished scholar, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Science and his Master’s Degree in Adult International Education. In addition to his wife Li Li, and his mother, Michael is survived by his treasured son Michele Scirocco, loving sister and brother, Josephine “Pina” (Scott) Countryman and Dominic (Antonietta) Scirocco, his beloved nieces and nephews, Isabella, Domenico, III (godson), and Nicola Scirocco and John, Christian (godson) and Noah Countryman, all of Hamden, loving mother-in-law and father-in-law Yong Shi and Li Sheng Hi, and grandmother-in-law Kong Shi of Yichang, Hubei, China. Michael’s family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, December 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. Everyone is invited to go directly to Blessed Sacrament Church (St. Paul VI Parish), 321 Circular Ave., Hamden on Friday, December 22nd for a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven.



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December 21, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Washington Memorial Funeral Home
4 Washington Ave.
North Haven, CT 06473

Mass of Christian Burial
December 22, 2023

10:00 AM
North Haven, Hamden

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Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 700 Middletown Ave., North Haven, CT. Telephone: 203 239-2557

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