NAUGATUCK — Michael Peter Litwinka IV, age 13, of 159 Linda Court, passed away on Wednesday September 21, 2011 unexpectedly at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Michael was born in Manchester, Conn., on Oct. 4, 1997, son of Michael P. Litwinka III, of Vernon, and Norlean (Douglas) Litwinka, of Naugatuck. He moved to Naugatuck in 2009 and had lived most of his life in Vernon. He was an eighth grade student at City Hill Middle School, a Boy Scout in Troop 138 in Naugatuck, and a camouflage belt at Sokols Karate School.
Michael was a sweet, kind boy whose ambition was to be a lawyer. He enjoyed family trips, animals, nature, and playing the trumpet. Michael collected Lionel trains, and he was a communicant of St. Francis Church of Assisi Church.
Besides his parents, he leaves a brother Cameron Litwinka of Naugatuck; paternal grandparents Carol and Michael Litwinka Jr., of Jupiter Falls, Fla.; maternal grandparents Norman and Charlean Douglas of Raymond, Miss.; his loving pal Robert Cozzolino of Naugatuck, and many extended family members.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday Sept. 26, 2011 at 9 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Friends are asked to meet directly at the church at 8:45 a.m. Burial will be announced. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America Troop 138, 210 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770, or to the Michael P. Litwinka Road Race, C/O Waterbury YMCA, 136 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702. To send an online condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.