We were saddened to read of Mike's passing in the URI Alumni magazine. Mike was Arne's roommate freshman year. Through our mutual friendship with Mike, we met and eventually married. Our thoughts and sympathy are with your family.
I was sad to read about Mike's passing tonight in the URI alumni magazine. I regret not keeping in touch over the years. I am not surprised to read that Mike was a great witness for Christ and the obvious love and admiration from everyone he touched. I was blessed to have known him (and Patty) when I did. God bless you brother. 2 Corinthians 4:14
Giannattasio family so sorry for your loss. mike was an amazing,kind person.may he RIP
I was so sad to just learn that Mike had passed at such an early age but rejoyced when I learned he had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior many years earlier. All is well with the Lord.
I knew Mike was a special young man from a special family as he was our center on our football team at Bridgewatet West H.S. I thank God for the privilege of coaching Mike.
Patty, we rejoice that Mike is with Jesus. George McBride shared with us some of God's wonderful work through Mike. PTL Ron and Joyce York
Didn't know Mike, but I will when we meet in Heaven! One of the nicest obits I've ever read. The word 'Joy' comes to mind. May the Lord comfort his family as He is comforting Mike right now.
Hi. I am Martin. I don' really know Mike but I have a friend that knew him and Patty. Just want to encourage Patty in the Lord. All is not lost when we spend our time for the LOrd. Blessings.
Our loss is the Lord's gain. Mike was one of the sweetest souls put on this earth. His legacy will last through his family, his work and the people he touched. We will miss him now but look forward to an eternity with him in the presence of our Lord.
Dear Patty and family,
Looking back at our URI days, Mike stood out as being a deep, gentle, sensitive person with a tremendous love for God and others. I am so glad that I had the chance to get to know him. It comes as no surprise that he went on to touch the lives around him. You must all be very proud of him!
My prayers are with you,
Diane(Jordan)Stratmeyer (Galicia, Spain)
Mike is a good man. He affected others with that goodness. And that continues into eternity. It is a pleasure to know him, it is a joy to call him friend, and in the not too distant future we shall share a meal together in the Kings Hall.
Dear Patty, Molly and Rebecca- We are so sorry for your loss. What a big loss for GBC and the town also! We thank the Lord for Mike's life and ask all His comfort and assurance to you of the things to come.
Dear Becky, Molly, and family--I was so sorry to read this today. Please know that my prayers are with you all. How wonderful that he got to meet Caleb! Much love to all of you!
I am so sorry to here about Mike. I remember him from long ago in Bridgewater. Mike gave me a special gift six years ago. He read in the paper that my Mother and sister Suzette had passed away and that we were having a small service here in North Stonington, CT. Mike thought that this must be my family (Arbuckle) and he came to the service just in case it was and to give me words of (healing, and hope). I thanked Mike for his wonderful kindness and thought of it often. May you all know that Mike probably was ready to go to God because he believed that our next life would be filled with love and peace. May peace be with you all.
Patty and Molly,
We feel honored to have had the chance to be in Mike's presence. He has left an indelible mark of kindness in our hearts. We are very sad for your loss and hope that your memories will sustain you at this painful time.
With much love and concern,
Bruce, Kristin, Eric, and Olivia
I graduated with Mike from BRHS West ('78)and remember him well. Very sorry to hear of his passing. We were a big class and everyone is now scattered across the country. It was touching to read about Mike, what a good, generous, loving person he was and the wonderful things he accomplished for East Lyme over the years. My heartfelt condolences to his whole family and may he rest in peace.
WOW! I don't even know mike but it seems to me that he can even touch people that have never even known him! i have never been so touched by reading someones life story and reading those who were blessed to know him....
Mike "G", one of the finest and most considerate professionals I have ever worked with. I think it could be said that "Mike never met a stranger"; he always made you feel welcome.
It was just today that I heard of Mike's passing.
Though our families don't know each other & had ever celebrate a holiday toghther, we shared a unique bond with having Mike in our lives.
Mike had a very important job for our town, he served it with honor & respect to others.
Our town has diffantly lost a great citizen & wonderful man.
May GOD give the family & friends of Mike strength through this very hard time.
I was shocked to hear about Mike's passing. Our love, prayers and thoughts are all heading your way. Peace be with you and your girls.
Love, Cally Cousin Steve Doolittle
I had the pleasure of working with Mike for almost 7 years at the Town. He was one who watched and help me grow there, and guided me through several endeavors. He always had a smile on his face and had a sense of warmth about him. He had a great sense of humor, and personality that lit up the room and everyone around him enjoyed it. He will be sadly missed, but Heaven has gained another angel. Rest in peace Mike.
To the Giannattasio Family,
I am sorry for the passing of Michael. His uplifting spirit and concern for others will always be remembered.
It was a complete privilege to know and love Mike. His joy was so contagious! The world needs more men like him. He strongly fulfilled his role as a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. His deep love for Jesus Christ has affected our lives in ways we will always remember.
Bob and I along with Sarah and Emily and Nate and Daniel and Wilson all send our sincere sympathy. We are saddened, but not without hope. Our prayers and support go out to all who dearly loved Mike and will miss him greatly.
We celebrate the life of Mike Giannattasio one of his chosen people. Great is the Lord and glory to his riches and everlasting kingdom. The clouds have broken and the mighty heavens shine with praises singing a new song rejoicing in victory this is the day the Lord has made.
so very sorry for your deep loss...may the God of all comfort be yours, surrounding you in His love and tender care and grace.
Our hearts are heavy for your loss but rejoices in the Lord's gain!!! Mike was a Son of the Lord!!! May all your loving memories give you joy and peace. He was a great friend!!! His smile was contagious. Our love, thoughts and prayers to you all!!!
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a great guy with a wonderful family. My prayers with you Molly, Patty and family.
As former employees of the Town of East Lyme, both my husband and I knew Mike. I had the pleasure of working with him in person and found him to be a kind, thoughtful, gentle man, with a hearty laugh. Our prayers are with you his family and the many dear friends he has left behind.
Sincerely, Chris & Joe Pirogenia.
To the Entire Family,
As a member of the Giannattasio Family I was truly saddened to hear about Michael's passing. My own personal family members all share in your sorrow and share my prayers. God be with all of you.
I was sad and shocked to read of Mike G.'s passing at such a young age. I enjyed working with him at the surveying office. He had a calming personality and loved to share stories about his girls. A true family man. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Patty and family, So very sad to hear about Mike's passing. Know that you are in our prayers and thoughts at this very difficult time.
Love, Bill and Arline
Coach G. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.
Sorry for the loss of such an amazing man. Gone, but never forgotten! Rest in peace Mike
Mike was truly the kindest man. I worked with Mike for a short time, and more recently our paths crossed again. Mike always had a smile and a kind word no matter what his health.
My sincere sympathy,
Patty,I regret the loss of your Husban,may God grant you peace in this your hour of sorrow & comfort your heart
C L Barnes, Academy Admissions Partner
To The Giannattasio Family:
God bless you all. Mike was truly one of the good guys. He was the very best. He was a gentleman and a kind, thoughtful, caring man. It was my distinct privilege to have known him and work with him. The world is less of a place with him no longer in it. I wish you all peace at such a tragic time.
Patty, you adn your family are in our thoughts today.
Words can't describe how sad we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Molly, we are so sorry for your loss and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love Brittany Anderson, Lynda Michaud