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Michael B. Renzi

1964 - 2015 RICHMOND Michael Brian Renzi, 50, of Swamp Rd., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at Berkshire Medical Center as a result of a tragic automobile accident. He was born in Pittsfield on Sept. 30, 1964, son of the late James J. Renzi and Fay (Canavan) Renzi. Mike graduated from Taconic High School with the class of 1982. He first was employed at the former Pittsfield Painting Co., a company owned by his father as a second-generation painter. He began his own painting company in 1987 as the third generation painting company known as Michael Renzi Painting Co., LLC. He was the sole proprietor and operator of Michael Renzi Painting Co., LLC serving Berkshire County and surrounding areas. Michael lived his life with passion. He was a mentor and coach to everyone he touched. He loved the game of hockey, and was a coach for 17 years at the Boys & Girls Club, ringing in many banners that now hang as remembrance of his teams' successes and experiences. He was a strong believer in the fruits of education. He was proud to send his sons Matt and Jared to Berkshire School and he was a dedicated supporter and fan of the school's sports teams. He particularly loved watching the boys' hockey team. Two of his greatest hobbies were hunting and fishing. He shared many of his hunting experiences with beloved friends like Tom Laureyns, Tom Rumbolt, and Drew Curry. He also enjoyed his solo trips into the woods where he could envelop himself in the serenity and comfort of nature. Among his many adventures into the wilderness, he particularly cherished his annual trips to a beautiful ranch in Colorado. His one personal wish if granted, was to learn more in the musical world. He spoke and talked often about the beauty of music and enjoyed playing his drums. He would often retreat to his personal getaway above the garage and smash away to his favorite music. He was the consummate professional and took so much pride in his work and his men.He was a charismatic people pleaser and his clients frequently reminded us of this with a simple call or a note. Nothing could ever put him or the crew into a hole they couldn't climb out of.He was a tenacious leader and figured out ways to manage all adversity. It was always important to him that the work that he did was of the highest quality and done with professionalism. Survivors include his wife & soul mate of 28 years, Deborah (Borden) Renzi whom he married April 5, 1986. Three loving sons, Michael B. Renzi Jr. of Everett, Matthew J. Renzi and Jared Borden Renzi both of Richmond. Mother Fay Renzi of Richmond. One granddaughter, Madison Renzi of Pittsfield. Sister and brother-in-law, Leanne and Matthew Bishop of Pittsfield. Father and mother-in-law, Earl "Buzz" and Patricia Borden of Pittsfield. He leaves three sisters: Kim Costa and her husband, Horace of Pittsfield, Sheila Aitken and her husband, Robert of Cheshire, and Donna Hayes and her husband, James of Pittsfield. One brother, Mark Renzi, of Pittsfield. He also leaves behind nephews and nieces: Ethan and Brayden Bishop, Danielle Costa, Marley and Nick Aitken, Michael, Shalene and Amy Hayes, and Mark and Jeffrey Renzi. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Michael B. Renzi will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Marks Church, 400 West Street, Pittsfield, MA. Calling Hours are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Stockbridge Sportsman Club, 24 West Stockbridge Road (Rt 102), Stockbridge, MA., 01262. Memorial donations are suggested for the Michael B. Renzi Scholarship Fund for his children through the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St. Pittsfield, MA 01201. To send a card or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 21, 2015
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