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Michael M. Deren

July 28, 2019

Burial Date August 3, 2019

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Michael M. Deren

NEW LONDON – Dr. Michael (Miecrylow) M. Deren of New London, husband of Anne Marie (Scheidel) Deren, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital. Michael was born in New Haven to Miecrylow and Ann Deren. He attended Seymour schools, obtained his Bachelor of Arts in English at Georgetown University, and his M.D. at Georgetown Medical School. He performed his general surgical residency at Hartford Hospital and then served as a surgical captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa. He pursued a cardiothoracic fellowship at Yale University and later returned for a certificate in Physican Leadership from the Yale School of Management. He was in private practice for over 30 years and was chief of surgery at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital for 23 years. He was currently practicing at the Backus Hospital Wound Care Clinic.

He was past-president of both the county and state medical societies; fellow of the American College of Surgeons; past secretary and treasurer of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; past member of the Governing Board of Gaylord Hospital; state delegate to the American Medical Association, a member of the AMA House of Delegates, the AMA Council on Constitution and By-Laws, and the AMA Governing Council. He was the current editor of Connecticut Medicine, head of the New England delegation to the AMA, a member of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and a member of the board of the Connecticut State Medical Society Independent Practice Association.

Michael was a communicant at Saint Joseph Church in New London. He was past-president of the White Mass for the Diocese of Norwich. In 2003, he was honored as a Knight in the Order of Malta – American Association and was active with the Eastern Connecticut Chapter. He was a patron of the arts, an active member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Lyric Opera, a member of the New London Maritime Society, and a friend of the New London Library. Michael was an accomplished pianist and a member of the U.S. Chess Federation. He also volunteered as a tutor for immigrant students in the Norwich area.

In addition to his wife, Michael leaves his sister, Donna, and her husband Dr. Jamie Javier; his aunts and uncle, Carol and Vladimir Vansak, Annette Dimauro, and Rose Angelone; nephew Brandon Javier; niece Monica Bergman; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Scheidel, and many cousins and friends. He will be sorely missed by his friends Dr. Antonio Toledo, Dr. Joseph Reish, Vatican Diplomat and Monsignor Kevin Randall, and his best friend, James Cawley, who spent many hours with him in recent months.

The family is deeply thankful to his colleagues, friends, and everyone involved with his outstanding care. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, 213 Broadway in Norwich, Connecticut on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Eastern Connecticut Area Order of Malta, c/o Susan Staab, 30 Neck Road, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371; or Saint Joseph School, 25 Squire Street, New London 06320. The Impellitteri Malia Funeral Home of New London is assisting the family with arrangements.


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