Oh, Mikey, so sad to see you go. I didn't get to see you too much over the years, but have known you since my sister married your brother when I was five years old. I will always remember the family gatherings at Donna and Charlie's. So glad I got to see you and Sandy last summer at Chuck and Ann's. Always enjoyed your sense of humor and the laughter that we shared. You will surely be missed by so many. Godspeed, Mikey!
I was lucky enough to always be invited to the Andon/Mastrangelo gatherings over the years and got to know everyone so well. Mikey was always so nice to me, and made me feel special every time we met. I will always remember his kind heart and wonderful smile. He was just a great, great guy, a very special person. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are
MY DEAREST MIKEY,
WORDS CANNOT EXPLAIN HOW MUCH YOU MEANT TO ME AND EVERYONE. YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY BY SO MANY PEOPLE. YOU WERE A 'PRINCE' OF A MAN, MAYBE THAT IS WHY WE ALL CALLED YOU THE KING!!!
I MYSELF WAS LUCKY TO BE ABLE TO CALL YOU UNCLE ALTHOUGH WE ALWAYS REFERRED TO YOU AS JUST "MIKE".
I WAS BLESSED WITH 10 UNCLES IN MY LIFETIME BUT YOU HAD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART SINCE DAY ONE, SINCE I WAS A KID BECAUSE YOU WERE A KID AT HEART TILL YOUR VERY LAST DAY ON EARTH AND THAT'S WHAT MADE YOU SPECIAL TO ALL OF US. YOU NOW ARE THE LAST OF MY UNCLES TO GO AND I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH MY MANY MEMORIES OF MY SPECIAL TIMES WITH YOU AND THAT GOD LET ME SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST.
YOU ALWAYS MADE ME FEEL SPECIAL, BUT YOU HAD A KNACK TO DO THAT WITH EVERYONE. EVERYONE KNEW THAT WHEN MIKE WAS AROUND YOU WOULD BRING THE BEST OUT OF US AND MAKE US LAUGH OR AT LEAST SMILE. IF THERE IS SUCH A THING, YOU WERE THE CLASS CLOWN OF OUR FAMILY, SERIOUS ONCE IN A WHILE IF YOU DECIDED TO "PULL AN EAR OR TWO"...
YOU LEAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES, WHETHER WE WERE ON REVERE BEACH MAKING SANDCASTLES OR SPLASHING US IN THE WATER, SLEDDING AT GLENDALE PARK, PLAYING POOL ON POND LANE OR GOING ON THE MONKEY BARS, AT SOMEONE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY YOU WOULD SIT AT THE KIDS TABLE, YOU LOVED TO PLAY GAMES AND TAUGHT ME HOW TO PLAY CRIBBAGE. YOU WERE UP FOR EATING EVERYWHERE ALTHOUGH YOU WERE QUITE PICKY...GOING, TO KELLYS,FRIENDLY ICE CREAM, LEANING TOWER,KOWLOONS, HILLTOP, CONTINENTAL, GOING TO OGUNQUIT, CAPE COD, NEWBURYPORT,COMING TO FLORIDA FOR WEDDINGS. YOU WOULD BE RECOGNIZED EVERYWHERE WITH YOUR TROPICAL SHIRTS AND COLORFUL BATHING SUITS THAT WE WOULD BUY YOU AS A JOKE BUT YOU WOULD WEAR THEM!!! (sorry sandy)
ON THE OTHER SIDE YOU TAUGHT US KIDS HOW TO MAKE MOUNTAINS OUT OF MASH POTATOES, JUST EAT THE TOP OFF THE SPINACH PIE, NOT TO EAT OUR VEGETABLES, TO TAKING ALL THE SEEDS OUT OF OUR WATERMELON. YOU WOULD ALWAYS HELP WHETHER IT WAS HOW TO STUDY FOR A P.O. SCHEME, DO MY TAXES, TALK CAR SHOPPING, OR DO PUZZLES, REMEMBER THE PLAYBOY ONES...
MIKEY, I'M SORRY I WON'T BE WITH THE REST OF THE FAMILY WHEN YOU ARE LAID TO REST BUT I KNOW YOU KNOW MY HEART AND THOUGHTS WILL BE THERE WITH EVERYONE. I ALSO KNOW THAT NANA IS HAPPY NOW THAT SHE HAS HER THREE BOYS WITH HER AND NOW YOU CAN HANG OUT AGAIN WITH MY DAD SO I'M ALSO HAPPY FOR THAT TOO. I KNOW YOU ALL WILL BE WATCHING OVER US AND FOR THE REST OF US LEFT HERE. WE ARE BLESSED AS YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH ANGELS WATCHING OVER US.
ALL MY LOVE,
SUZANNA OF THE ROYAL MOUNTAINS...