Michael J. Magee, 74, passed away May 11, 2022 at Norwalk Hospital from cardiac arrest. Michael was born in Bronx New York on October 1,1947 to Michael and Edna [Turnbull] Magee. Michael moved to Stamford CT at the age of five, where he attended Saint John School and Stamford Public Schools. After High School he joined the Air Force where he served in the Vietnam War, two tours in Okinawa and one in Guam as Crew Chief. While Stationed at Chicopee Air Force base in Massachusetts, he met Peggy Tallman. Michael and Peggy were married and their first child Michelle was born. Michael moved his little family back to his hometown of Stamford CT, and began his career in the food industry working at Grand Central Market. In 1973 they opened Mike’s Deli on East Avenue in Norwalk, Michael’s pride and joy, a legacy that is carried on through his family today.
He is survived by his children, Michelle Magee Maggio [Jon], Margaret Magee Goldstein [Greg], Michael Magee [Julia], Christopher Magee [Eva], and Kevin Magee. Grandchildren, Billy Keeley [Kathryn], Gregory, Matty, and Molly Goldstein, Kaitlyn, Chase and Reid Maggio, and great-grandson Micah as well as several nieces and their families. In addition to his ex-wife Peggy, Michael is survived by his sisters Eileen [Anthony] Iannazzi and Mary [William] Smith and the countless relatives and friends that became family along the way.
Michael was a natural athlete who enjoyed spending his free time golfing, skiing (water and snow), and boating with his family and friends. He also had a fondness for Disney World, Lake George, and was always ready for a road trip. Michael loved life, enjoyed telling stories and was always quick with a joke! In memory of Michael, please think of him on your next journey, because he’s probably riding along with you.
Services are as follows: Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 16th from 5-8PM at Magner Funeral Home (12 Mott Ave Norwalk, CT 06850). There will be a mass Tuesday, May 17th at 10AM at St.Thomas the Apostle Church (203 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06855).