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Michael Edward “Mike” Cocozziello

May 30, 1952 - May 19, 2021

Michael Edward “Mike” Cocozziello, age 68, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Born in the Bronx, New York, on May 30, 1952, he was a son of the late Thomas and Patricia (Cumisky) Cocozziello. Mike served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He made his career as a truck driver for various companies, most recently Carbo Trucking. Above all, Mike adored his grandchildren and great granddaughter.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his siblings, Thomas Cocozziello and Nancy Cocozziello Mann. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie I. (Schintu) Cocozziello; children, Amanda Cocozziello and Joseph Cocozziello; grandchildren, Anthony, Matthew, Christian, and Kylie Cocozziello, Markus and Ivy Smith, and Nicholas Owens; and great granddaughter, Eliana Cocozziello.

A gathering for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 3 pm on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware. Service and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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8 Condolences for Michael Edward “Mike” Cocozziello

  • Mike was the best of the best a good man a good friend and will be missed by all

  • Mike was a great man and great friend and will be deeply missed. Mike worked for me at Veltri and we had a great crew back in the day. He could be relied on always. His part of the schedule was something I never had to worry about. Rest in piece brother. I love you man!!

  • Rest easy my life long friend. You surely will be missed. Your kind words and messages were inspiration on a bad day. Love and miss you, Denise Giancaspro Coscia.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the whole family. Sending my love all the way from Albuquerque, NM

  • God bless you Marie and your family. You and Mike became good friends 20 years ago before my Tee passed. Y’all’s friendship grew over the years. I hurt for you and I know you will be ok because you are such a strong woman. Rest in peace Mike. Love you Marie!
    Sandra McCain
    111 Prestwick Drive
    Georgetown KY 40324

  • My deepest condolences. Family is in my thoughts & prayers!

  • My dearest bff, Marie and Joey and Amanda,
    I am so saddened to hear of Mikes passing. We conversed through facebook most every morning. I had no idea he was so ill. I knew he wasnt in good health, but never imagined it would come to this so soon. He had so much love to give to his friends, but mostly his loving children and his loving and devoted wife, Marie.

    If you all need anything, please call me day or night, my number is 301-302-6253.

    I know Mike is shining down on his family now, making sure everyone is taken care of. He was a good man.

    All my love, Brenda Norleen

  • I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Mike. He always made my morning and evening special on facebook with his good morning or good evening gifs. I will miss you my friend from a far. I am sorry for your loss of such a great husband, dad and grand dad.
    Eileen