Michael Dominic Nuzzolese of Goshen, N.Y., entered into rest on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at home with his family around him. He was 66 years old.
Mike was born Sept. 15, 1954, in Goshen, the son of Dominic Nuzzolese and Josephine (Monastra) Nuzzolese.
He retired from the Village of Goshen as Superintendent of Public Works.
Mike was well known around Goshen, highly respected and was well liked by all. He was the mayor of the Village of Goshen until his passing. He also was a Village of Goshen Board member, member of the Chamber of Commerce, Italian American Club, he volunteered at the food pantry and was voted Person of the Year by the Goshen Chamber of Commerce in 2001.
Mike proudly served 42 years as an active member of the Dikeman Engine and Hose Company #3 of the Goshen Fire Department. He served as a Lieutenant and then as an Extrication Officer for many years. He was also a member of the Dikeman Engine and Hose Company Benevolent Association.
In 2019, Mike was honored by being awarded with the prestigious Chief’s Honors for his many years of dedication and service to the Department.
Mike was the Foreman of the Suresky Snow Team for the past several years.
He was an avid bike rider with the Dark Side Riders.
Mike’s first loves were his family, friends and the Village of Goshen.
He is survived by his wife Alice B. Nuzzolese; his mother Josephine Nuzzolese; children Jeremy and wife Cindy and Dayle and Morgan Nuzzolese; the joys of his life his grandsons, Daniel and James; sisters Linda Char and husband Karl, Marie Blair and husband Neil and Kathy Bodensieck and husband Charles; and many nieces and nephews; dear and forever friends, Tom Boxman, Tony Lasapanaro and Dave Dworetzky.
Visitation was held March 17 at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 South Church St., Goshen.
A Funeral Mass was held March 18 at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, 71 Murray Ave., Goshen. Cremation followed.
Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Goshen at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dikeman Engine and Hose, Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties or American Cancer Society - Hope Lodge.
Arrangements under the care of the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., Goshen. To leave a condolence visit donovanfunerals.com.