Dear Luke and family. I met your dad while working with Nicole at the Middle School in Swampscott. He was a warm and friendly man. One day we were at the house in Swampscott and Luke was about 4 and my son about 6. The boys were playing in the pool and Michael came out to play with the boys and named one of the characters in the book he was writing after my son, Joe Leone. He also helped my husband through a difficult time with alcohol addiction. My sincere sympathy to all of you. He truly was a good man and father.