Bobby Cozzati's life musically-lived
UCR is so excited to share the story of Bobby Cozzati with you. Several members of his surviving family are very generous supporters of UCR. Here is the story of Bobby Cozzati (paraphrased) from his family members.
Bobby was a sweet, fun, charming person who loved Luciano Pavarotti and Christmas, welcoming family and friends, and giving inspiration to everyone he met. He couldn't walk well or speak clearly, but he brought laughter and joy all the time.
Bobby was born, 1938, in New York and there wasn't much available for him. School was out of the question as they classified him as "uneducable". Community programs to provide fellowship or social activities did not exist.
We wonder where he would have gone if there had been more opportunities for him, like UCR offers. We are grateful UCR exists for others like Bobby who deserve to make their special contributions to a world that needs their purity of heart, humor and spirit.
Bobby's mother, Cecilia Cozzati, cared for him until well into her 80's and the family recalls her as being "as close to sainthood as we will know in our lives."
Thank you to the Saladyga, Cozzati, & Postek families for sharing Bobby's life with us and the UCR family. We know you will enjoy the Bobby Cozzati's Rhythm, Blues and Beyond Therapeutic Music Program!