Kevin Mitchell, 56, of Plainville, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, December 18, 2021.
Born on June 22, 1965, he was one of two sons to Cynthia (Weksner) Mitchell and the late Gerald Mitchell. Raised and educated in Plainville, Kevin was a graduate of Plainville High School. Mechanically inclined from a young age, he began his career in the automotive field at the former Anthony's Service Station. He went on to hone his talents and intuitiveness in the auto industry in both Connecticut and Florida. At the time of his death, he was employed with Tasca Ford in Berlin, where he leaves many co-workers whom he thought of as friends. After living in Florida for a period of more than two decades, he returned to Connecticut to take care of his mother Cynthia. Kevin's second love to cars was for sports, as a die-hard Red Sox fan and frequent visitor to Fenway Park. He also loved his Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Lakers. He was not shy about an occasional wager on a football game or a horse race. He loved to attend stand-up comedy shows as well as live classic rock concerts. Known to always have a wry smile on his face, he found humor in almost any situation, and will be remembered for his kind and gentle personality.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Kenneth Mitchell of Plantsville; his niece and nephew, Lauren and Alex Mitchell and their mother, Cassandra of Plantsville; his uncle Kenneth Jones and his wife Elaine of New Britain; and his Uncle Robert Mitchell and his wife Lynn of The Villages, FL; along with several cousins and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, Kevin may be remembered with contributions to The Wounded Warrior Project to honor military veterans who put their lives in danger to defend our freedoms.
Kevin's family will celebrate his life with private funeral services. The staff at Plainville Funeral Home extends their gratitude to the Mitchell family for their trust. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com