Michael & Susan Romano

Died: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
Location: Scott Funeral Home, Inc.

Memorial Service

7:00 PM Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
Location: Scott Funeral Home, Inc.

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Michael G. and Susan J. (Cronk) Romano
Michael G. Romano, 68, of Great Barrington MA, former Terryville resident passed away along with his wife, Susan (Cronk) Romano in a fire at their home in Great Barrington, Mass. Michael was born April 14, 1951 and was the son of Mildred Romano of Terryville and the late Alfred M. Romano Sr.  Prior to his retirement he was employed as a chef and life skills instructor at Kolburne School in Mass.  Mike, known to many as “Hulky”, lived a zealous life enjoying fishing, cooking, the outdoors and vegetable gardening, especially his hot peppers. A close friend best put it that Mike was a “Gentle Warrior”. Mike was an avid writer and storyteller that always had a good joke ready to tell to keep you laughing. In addition to his mother, Mike is survived by 2 brothers, Alfred Romano and his wife Raelene, Brian Romano and his wife April, his sister, Linda Krampitz and several nieces, nephews and great nephews. Susan (Susy) was born on April 30, 1952 and was the daughter of her late parents, Elizabeth McDonnell Cronk and Samuel Cronk, Jr of Ashley Falls, Mass.  Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a cook and life skills instructor at Kolburne School in Mass as well as being a hairdresser for many years.  Susy also shared the love of the outdoors with Mike and enjoyed her daily workout exercise program at the gym.  She was a notable cook of her own right and her cuisine was well liked by her friends and family.  Susy is survived by 2 sisters, Eleanor Hankey and her husband Jesse and Theresa Cronk-Decker and her husband John and several nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother, Richard G. Cronk of Ashley Falls, MA.   Both Mike and Susy were compassionate and warm people always volunteering and giving back to their community wherever and whenever they could.  Family and friends were the center of their being. Relatives and friends may visit at the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville, CT on Thursday December 19, 2019 from 5 to 7PM followed by a memorial service at 7PM.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  A party celebrating the lives of Mike and Susy will be held at Crissey Farm in the near future, 426 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, Mass. Details will follow.  www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com

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joanne skoczylas
   Posted Sat December 14, 2019
Romano Family,
I went to school with Mike.
So very sorry for your loss.

Joanne Skoczylas

Teri moro
   Posted Sun December 15, 2019
My dear friends! May you have eternal peace. May the love you shared continue in your spiritual life. 🕊🕊 my sincere condolences to all your family and loved ones.

Lois Reynolds
   Posted Sun December 15, 2019
My condolences and prayers go out to the family of these wonderful people...I knew Mike from his visits to Big Y where he was always a pleasure to see each week....doing his grocery shopping and smiling his way through the store....I will truly miss his visits and smiling face....so sorry to hear of this .......

Sharen Engwer
   Posted Sun December 15, 2019
My sincere condolences to Mike & Susan's family & friends. I was so heartbroken to hear it was Mike that had died. First time I met him we were in the laundrymat. His wide smiling face you couldn't forget. Then as I was a cashier @ Big Y I saw him on a regular basis. Although in a wheelchair, Mike could get around without a problem. Joyful, friendliest person ever. Susan , sorry may have met her not sure but looks familiar. My thoughts, love & prayers to all that knew Mike & Susan. Rest In Peace. ♥️🙏😢

Janet Cartona Jakoboski
   Posted Mon December 16, 2019
I was a schoolmate of Mike's from kindergarten on through high school. We recently had our 50th high school reunion and we all thought of Mike when Dave shared Mike's hello and regret that he couldn't be there. I lived up the road on South Eagle and often thought of Mike when driving past your house over the years to care for my dad. I always remember his smile and good nature. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Beverly Gould Cook
   Posted Tue December 17, 2019
Linda, Al, and Brian,
So saddened to hear of the untimely and I'm sure, unexpected passing of Mike and his wife. My condolences to you and all your family. Remembering growing up in the old neighborhood and the fun times we had playing Hide an seek and baseball.

Arline & Donald Bouchard
   Posted Tue December 17, 2019
Dearest Millie,

I cannot even imagine your pain. I was so sad to learn of your immense loss. May God Bless you and help you through this awful and tragic event. You will remain in our hearts and prayers with much love.

Christine Martin
   Posted Wed December 18, 2019
Dearest Auntie Millie, Al, Linda, Brian & all the family,
Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. We will remember our cousin Mike as a super funny guy and Susie as his very friendly and lovely partner. Mike surely had a laugh, smile and spirited zest to fill the room and extend to those around him. They were both so sweet together and very special people to the family as well as their friends and community. Their sudden departure surely causes an enormous void, however it seems somewhat comforting to know they are still together. We send you our love and prayers for strength. Please know we are thinking of you during this sad time. Love to you all; always!
Christine, Brian & the boys

Chris Dolby
   Posted Fri December 20, 2019
RIP my dear neighbors, I will miss seeing you and your smiling faces everyday! I truly enjoyed being your neighbor for 5 years. Will miss our gardening talks and your love, Mike of those hot peppers!!
Rest well together ❤️❤️