Michael Robert Chacho, 69, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., passed away on May 13, 2020 after a long bout with cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Tracy D. Williams; his brother Paul J. Chacho and his wife Sandra Salamon; his sister Kathleen M. Wyant and her husband Michael Wyant; his half-brother James Murphy Chacho; his stepmother Rosemary Murphy Chacho and 11 nieces, nephews, their children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Baker Chacho; his father Paul John Chacho, Sr; and his half-sister Eileen Rose Chacho.
Michael was born June 25, 1950 in Monroe, Conn., and attended Monroe Elementary School. He graduated from Masuk High School, and worked at a bank in Bridgeport, Conn., for several years.
At his own expense, he then attended a nearby police academy to better his chances for a career in law enforcement. He was sworn in as an officer by the Monroe Police Department on March 3, 1975, where he worked until his health forced him into early retirement on June 30, 1995.
Also, during this period in his life, he served his country in the United States Army Reserve. Since then, he has lived in New Mexico, Colorado, Puerto Rico, and Florida, and was a volunteer at several hospitals in those states.
Cremation has occurred, and his remains were distributed at sea off the Florida coast in a private and very special sunset ceremony on May 23, 2020, the Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend. The service was conducted by his former wife and dear friend, Lilia Pagan Chacho.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him, and may he rest in eternal peace.