North Haven Fire Commissioner Salvatore “Sam” Muzio, 84, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford.  He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Barbara Harrison Muzio. Sam was born in North Haven on August 21, 1930; son of the late Gaetano and Concetta Triolo Muzio.  He was a 1949 graduate of Lyman Hall High School, Wallingford.  Sam co-owned and operated Muzio's Farm Market along with his brothers Joe and Gerry.  Upon retiring from the family business he worked for the Chas. Hart Seed Co. and most recently worked at the North Haven Recycling Center. Sam was a 53 year member of the West Ridge Volunteer Fire Association and Company; was an active member of the CT Fire Police Association; enjoyed gardening, cats, the New York Yankees, the UCONN Women's and Men's  Basketball teams and the New England Patriots, but most of all he enjoyed his grandchildren whom he loved unconditionally.  Father of Susan King (Thomas), Patricia Taylor (Neal), Elizabeth Muzio Miller (Kevin Myjak) and Angela Speliopoulos (Phillip).  Brother of Thomas Muzio, Victor Muzio (Nancy) and the late Frank, Gerald and Joseph Muzio.  Brother-in-law of Carmela “Millie” Muzio.  Also survived by 11 grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning at 9:30.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 10:00.  Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.  The visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 pm.  Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the West Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept., 11 Broadway, North Haven, CT 06473 or the Sisters Project, P.O. Box 1643, Wallingford, CT 06492.