New Canaan student dies suddenly Sunday morning

Ray Weaver
January 18, 2018

A popular West School fourth-grader known as being the voice of the afternoon announcements is being mourned across the region after dying Sunday morning at the age of 10.

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to support the parents. Reed says Nico was taken to Children's Hospital to have a flu test. "What we do not know, however, is if the Flu caused Nico's passing".

An online memorial fund established by members of the Connecticut RoughRiders Hockey Program to support the Mallozzis has raised more than $50,000 in less than one day.

The Stamford Advocate reports that Mallozzi died after becoming ill while returning from a hockey tournament. Schools superintendent Bryan D. Luizzi said Tuesday that counselors at all town schools "are ready to assist students ... as we continue to struggle through this bad tragedy together".

I know you join me in keeping them in our hearts.

Mallozzi passed away Sunday as his family drove back to New Canaan. According to a tweet from Xavier High School Headmaster Dave Eustis, there will be a moment of silence held in Mallozzi's honor at the New Canaan/Xavier game on January 16.

"There are no words to describe the loss we feel", a Mallozzi family statement on the site read. Luizzi said emails will be sent out to West School parents explaining the situation, followed by an email to parents across the district.

The team issued a statement that said in part, "It is a very sad day for all of us, Nico was a great kid with a great smile and he will be missed greatly".

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Mallozzi's family. The team says Nico never had any contact with anyone at any hockey rinks and left WNY. "We will miss Nico terribly, and will always cherish our memories of him as a vibrant, fun-loving boy". "At this point, it has been confirmed that Nico had been diagnosed with Influenza B, a strain of the Flu that is now spreading in the Northeast".

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