Stanley J. Mucha, Jr. 70, of Hamden, beloved husband of 48 years to Diane J. Mucha, passed away March 31, 2019 after a courageous fight with a brief illness. He was born in New Haven July 27, 1948, son of Theresa Romanowski Mucha of Hamden and the late Stanley J. Mucha, Sr. Loving father of Kimberly Mucha (John Baldini) of Northford. Older brother of Paul (Nancy) Mucha of NH, Thomas (Phyllis) Mucha of Bethany, CT, Nancy (Dan) Ferraro of FL, and JoAnn (Martin) Neri, also of FL. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and his Uncle Gene. Stanley proudly served in the US Army in Vietnam and later was owner of Benham Builders. After retiring, you could find him on just about any golf course with his best friend Mike C. Prior to his illness, Stanley never missed his weekly bowling league, which he enjoyed for most of life. In his last few weeks, he could still be found at his weekly card game with 'the boys.' If you needed something to talk to him about, all you had to mention were his Corvettes, and the countless hours spent in the garage, at car shows, and swap meets in PA. He was never without his Corvette hat! His smile and witty personality will be missed by many. Friends may visit with his family Friday, April 5 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church at 11 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163, or through www.nationalmssociety.org.

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  1. Daddy, You fought so hard for so long. You did everything every doctor told you to do without question or complaint. You always said It Is What It Is. You struggled to find a normal life among tests, treatments and countless doctor appointments. And still, you were willing to fight. We joked that you would never leave me to deal with Mommy’s craziness alone. Now Mommy and I are left with a gaping hole in our hearts. She’s a rock Daddy and so much stronger than I thought she would be. You would be so proud of her. We miss you so much already but we got this Daddy. She and I will lean on each other and find our strength the same way you did for the last 5 years. Things will never be the same, but I know you will watch over me, make sure I am protected, and I will always continue to try my best to make you proud. I will always be .Daddy’s Little Girl.

  2. Diane and Family: My heartfelt condolences to you Diane and your daughter during this most difficult time. I pray for peace for you both as you go through your grieving knowing God will he by your side each step of the way.
    Love,
    Vivian Orie

  3. I came into this family 29 years ago you welcomed me with open arms and a cocktail, that never stopped. The thought of you not being at our Easter table this year giving our annual egg toast is unbearable. I know you’ve suffered for a long time, I also remember the days when you were driving your Corvettes with the top down cruising down the road not a worry in the world, you had it all figured out, a great Son, Husband, Dad, Brother, and Uncle. As much as we hate to see you go, I believe you are in better place with no suffering at all, the thing is you are going to be greatly missed down here. It’s hard to say goodbye so I’ll say see you later.

  4. Remembering when we were young-playing in .the pit., racing little cars on the concrete wall on the side of our house on Blake Street. Going to The Arena with your Dad to see the wrestling matches, then eating pizza at Modern. Playing the juke box at the Polish Club singing and dancing to the songs. Sending you care packages and the first instamatic camera when you were off in that horrible place called Viet Nam. Watching you marry your Diane. You were like my little brother. I will always love you.

  5. Many a great memory back in the day, all through Eli Whitney, after school jobs, and summer projects. After graduation -life- happened thanks to military commitments and we went our separate routes.
    Peace be with you and yours brother.

  6. My warmest condolances to the Mucha family. I met Stan many years ago at the Glenwood Cruise Nights and at Laurel View Golf Course. We had a mutual passion for Corvettes and Golf. We played every Saturday and Sunday mornings very early and we always played behind his group. He was a pretty good golfer but an even better person. My buddy Jeff and I went to our first -Corvettes at Carlisle- and did so without reservations for a room. Little did we know that the rooms were spoken for years in advance. Stan got wind of this and made room for us in his room and would not accept any thing from us. A true friend does things like this and I will never forget it. May he Rest In Peace

    Thomas Coria
    Branford ct.

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