Marcel “Moe” Delage – 1941 – 2012 – avid auto enthusiast, car cruiser, and drag racer

Marcel “Moe” Delage – 1941 – 2012 – avid auto enthusiast, car cruiser, and drag racer

WATERBURY — Marcel “Moe” Delage, 70, formerly of Chase Avenue, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. He was a loving and devoted husband to Dorothy “Dottie” Delage for the last 38 years.

Moe was born Nov. 19, 1941, in Waterbury, son of the late Alphirie and Jeannette (Boucher) Delage. He attended Leavenworth High School and worked for many years as an automotive wholesale parts representative for ACME Auto, retiring in 1998. He was an automotive enthusiast. He enjoyed cruising his “69” Camaro to classic car shows. He was involved in drag racing for several years and was a member of the Dover Drag Strip Hall of Fame. Moe liked bowling, playing cards, taking trips to the casino, and football. He is remembered as a funny, outgoing man who loved spending time with family. He was a loving father, grandfather and a great friend to many.

Besides his wife, Dorothy, he leaves a son, Joe Delage of Waterbury; a daughter, Michelle Delage and her fiancé, Joel Gonzalez, of Waterbury; grandchildren, Ashley Delevieleuse, Nicholas Overton, and Leilani and Liana Gonzalez, all of Waterbury; a brother, Robert and his wife, Lucille Delage, of Wolcott; a sister-in-law, Marie Delage; his goddaughter, Diane Uccello; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Linda Overton, and his siblings, Juliette Delage Raymond Delage, Doris Miclette, Shirley Juliano and Roger Delage.

Friends are asked to gather at 10 a.m. Monday at Woodtick Memorial, 420 Woodtick Road, Wolcott, for a procession to the Shrine of St. Anne for a Mass at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be held on Sunday at the funeral home from 2 to 6 p.m. Burial will be private.

The family thanks the staff at Village Green of Waterbury for their help and support.

To leave an expression of comfort to Moe’s family, please visit www.woodtickmemorial.com.

From The Waterbury Republican American