Maria "Mickey" Luzzi
Maria "Mickey" Luzzi

Obituary of Maria "Mickey" Luzzi

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     It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Maria “Mickey” Luzzi on June 3 at the age of 93.

     Mickey was born in January of 1931 to Arthur and Alvina Meehan in the Bronx. She was raised there alongside her siblings, Arthur and Alvina and graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart at the age of 16. In 1952, Mickey married the love of her life, Frank “Bud” Luzzi and they settled into the Indian Lake Community where they had met while vacationing with their families. Mickey cherished her time at Indian Lake and the lifelong friends she made there.

     As a teenager Mickey enjoyed being a clothing model for Oppenheim Collins Department Store. After high school she landed her first full time job at Canon Mills and also attended the Delahanty Institute for 2 years earning a certificate in typing and shorthand. In 1953, she took a job at Picatinny Arsenal where she worked for 5 years and took great pride in incentive awards for sustained superior performance.

     After 30 years as a full time Mom, Mickey re-entered the workforce in September, 1987 as office manager for Clark Davis Associates. In addition to running the office, she stopped every morning before work to pick up breakfast and other treats. Tuesdays and Fridays were the official “bagel days”. She retired in March, 2020 at the age of 89.

     Mickey greatly valued the many relationships she nurtured. She had an innate ability to make everyone feel valued and loved, always taking the time to grow and strengthen the bonds she shared with family, friends and co-workers. Every year she looked forward to her 4th of July parties, Christmas brunches and vacations on Long Beach Island with her relatives and in-laws. She had a close group of friends and family who loved broadway shows, dinners, parties and time at the Indian Lake beach. Errands such as shopping were definitely more fun with this tight knit group.

     Mickey’s greatest joy was time spent with her beloved grandchildren. She never missed a game or event and relished the laughs, conversations and joys of being a much loved Grandma.

     Mickey was beautiful; inside and out. She had a way about her that drew people to her and a sense of compassion and humor that would get them to stay. She was a remarkable woman and will be dearly missed. Though we are saddened by her passing, we take comfort in knowing that she is at peace, reunited with those who passed before her; her husband, Frank “Bud” Luzzi, Sr., her siblings, Arthur Meehan and Alvina Baggot, her brothers-in-law Arthur Baggot and Daniel Luzzi, her sisters-in-law Patricia Luzzi and Rosalie Galvin, her nephews, Joseph Luzzi and Peter Luzzi, and her niece, Andrea Case. Mickey is survived by her son, Frank “Bud” Luzzi, Jr. (Diane), her grandchildren, Erica, Jason, and Brian as well as many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors.

     If you would like to contribute to Mickey’s memory, please consider making a charitable contribution to the Denville Senior Center; an organization that helped members of Mickey’s family tremendously. Donations can be made via

     No formal services will be taking place, but please use this time to leave a condolence, share a memory, or light a candle to continue to let Mickey’s light shine!