Torrington – Richard Francis Maziarz, Jr., 55, passed away on March 9, 2021 after a long illness.
He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, March 31, 1965, oldest of five children, to Sharon
(Faita) Maziarz and the late Richard Francis Maziarz, Sr.
Rich attended Litchfield Schools, earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from
Northwestern College and a Bachelors Degree from UCONN.
He had spent time living in New Orleans. He worked as a chef and bartender and later as a
wine and cheese manager. Most recently, prior to his illness, he was a manager for Petco. Rich
was a Civil War History buff and had been involved in several reenactments.
In addition to his mother, Sharon, he is survived by his grandmother, Nevina Faita, his brother,
Matt, his sister, Corinne Tracy, his sister, Sara McKenna, his brother-in-law, Dave Ferrero, Sister-in-Law, Erin Izzo, Sister-in-law, Brittany Maziarz, nieces and nephews; Aaron Maziarz, Celia and Andrew Maziarz-Izzo, Meghan and Jacob Ferrero and Alyson and Nathan McKenna In addition to his father, Richard Sr., Rich was predeceased by
his two brothers; Joel and Aaron, Grandfather Frank Faita Sr., Grandparents Frank and Mindy
Maziarz, two uncles; Francis Maziarz and Frank ‘Buddy’ Faita, his dog, Remy, cats Jack and
Jazmine and Parrot, Enoch.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday March 20, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Thurston
Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. A service will begin at 10:30
AM. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Torrington.