The Elliott Moscato Scholarship Fund
Everyone at the Valley Community Foundation sends their heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the Moscato family on the recent passing of Elliott Moscato. Elliott was a lifelong Derby resident and 2019 graduate of Emmett O'Brien Technical High School. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Elliott Moscato Scholarship Fund.
The following obituary was published by the Edward Adzima Funeral Home on October 14, 2023.
Elliott John Moscato, age 22, of Derby, entered into rest on Friday, October 13, 2023. He is the cherished son of Kathleen (Coscia) Kiley and Leo Moscato. Elliott was born in New Haven on April 16, 2001, and was a lifelong Derby resident. Elliott graduated from Emmett O’Brien Technical High School in 2019 and worked as a Medical Device Machinist for Biomerics in Monroe. Elliott loved working as a machinist and was proud of his trade. Elliott was recognized as an Eagle Scout with BSA Troop 3 in Derby. During his years with the scouts, he had the opportunity to travel extensively, including sailing a schooner in St. Thomas, attending the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia where he met President Trump, and venturing around England where he attended the Peak World Jamboree at the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire. Elliott constructed fishing line receptacles on O’Sullivan Island, on the Derby Riverwalk as his Eagle Scout project, and would often visit the area. He was very happy that people used the receptacles to keep the park clean. Elliott was very patriotic and loved God and his country. He enjoyed baseball, chess, and fishing with friends. He was also a “foodie” and loved New Haven and Roseland’s Pizza.
Elliott especially enjoyed meeting friends and family at BAD SONS and talking with James, his favorite pizza maker. He also loved attending parties and would always greet everyone with his million dollar smile and a great big bear hug. Elliott was always eager to help everyone any time they needed a hand, and was often referred to as the family’s “Go To Guy”. Elliott loved assisting Charlie Romano in building a new dock for the boys at the river: Jake, James, Jason, Noah, and David. The Housatonic held a special place in his heart, especially when they were swimming, boating, holding many parties, and just being together.
Elliott loved attending rock concerts, sporting events and conventions with his mother, step-father and many friends.
Elliott shared a special bond with many people, especially his loving older brother, Joshua Moscato, who was his mentor and best friend. He also leaves his step-father Greg Kiley, uncle John Coscia (Phil Brunetti), aunt and Godmother, Annette Frank (James), step-mother Gemma Moscato, aunt Christine O’Connell (Dennis), aunt Rosemarie Main, and special cousins Shannon Donovan (Emmett), Christopher McCabe, Jr, Ryan O’Connell (Alyse), Lauren O’Connell, Alex Main, and Matthew Main. Elliott adored his littlest loves, Michael, Lily, and Lucas Donovan. He was blessed to have many friends, especially James Cobaugh, who was his favorite foodie partner. Together they ventured to a wide variety of ethnic restaurants and shops where they were well known and loved by the owners and staff.
Elliott will be missed by so many as he left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew and loved him, especially his mother and brother.
Friends may greet the family at the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth Street, Derby on Friday from 4 to 7 PM. On Saturday friends are invited directly to St. Mary’s Church, 212 Elizabeth Street, Derby for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 AM. Burial will follow at Mt. St. Peter Cemetery in Derby.
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