Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home

Obituary for Joseph Virzi

A photograph of Joseph Virzi

Born: Derby
Lived: Oxford

Joseph Virzi, age 65, of Oxford entered into rest on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in his home. He is the beloved husband of 39 years of Cynthia (Kenny) Virzi. Joseph was born in Derby on August 5, 1954, son of the late Frank and Lola (Volto) Virzi, and he lived in Oxford since 1987, previously residing in Ansonia. He was a graduate of Assumption Grammar School and Ansonia High School Class of Ď72. A very hard worker, he bought his first house at 18 years old. He earned a Bachelorís Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Haven. He was an electrical engineer and professional engineer and was the owner/operator of Virzi Electric. Joseph also served as a Supernumerary Police officer in Ansonia along with his close friends Vinni Abate and Sergio Desiderato. He loved to visit the Ansonia YMCA every day to socialize with friends and swim. Joseph mentored students from Emmett OíBrien Technical High School, especially those in the electrical trade. He is the beloved father of Kelly Rubino and her husband Ross, and brother of Julius, Frank, and special brother Charlie Virzi. He also leaves two special brothers-in-law, Joseph and David Kenny, who were both like brothers to him, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews. Friends may greet the family at the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth Street, Derby, on Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM. On Thursday his procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Michaelís Church in Derby. Burial will immediately follow at St. Michaelís Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested by the family to St. Michaelís Church, 75 Derby Ave, Derby, CT 06418. Online condolences can be offered at www.adzimafh.com.