A retired mail carrier in Greenwich for 42 years and avid golfer, Michael J. DeLuca, died suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 15, at age 65.
He was born Sept. 24, 1953. DeLuca is survived by his wife of 27 years, Janice Husted DeLuca of Norwalk, and two children, Tatum DeLuca Sullivan (TJ) and Alyson Harrison (Todd); and their mother Sheryl Ann DeLuca (Frangione), along with two grandchildren, Marcus Todd Harrison and Riley Marie Sullivan.
He is also survived by his three siblings, Geno A. DeLuca Jr. (Susan), JoAnn DeLuca and David DeLuca (Sharon) and leaves behind countless family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Geno A. DeLuca and Rose L. Genovese.
DeLuca was a U.S. Postal carrier for the Greenwich Post Office for 42 years and worked after retirement at the Silvermine Golf Club in Norwalk.
An avid and accomplished golfer, DeLuca won many golf championships from both Hubbard Heights Men's Club and the Fairfield Wheeler Men's Club. He loved his annual golf trips to Atlantic City and Myrtle Beach, said the obituary.
"What other people may find in poetry or art museums; I find in the flight of a good drive." – Arnold Palmer
Mikey D (a.k.a. Big Mike/Pro V) fought a tough battle with cancer and ultimately lost to complications due to the disease, according to the obituary.
A funeral was held Friday, Sept. 20 in Stamford.
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