Michael P. Ortolano
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ORTOLANO, Michael P. "Mike" Age 52, of Brighton and formerly of Chelmsford, died Thurs., Aug. 4th, following a long illness. He was the son of the late Mary E. Walsh and Angelo J. Ortolano and his wife Doris Kidd of Chelmsford. He is also survived by his four brothers, five sisters; and many, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Mike started his producing career at Boston radio station WBCN. He then went on to become a producer for John Garabedian's syndicated radio show, Open House Party. He later worked with John as a producer for the television station XY.tv. He also managed several rental properties in Greater Boston. It being his wish, there will be no visitation. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wed. at 1PM at Our Lady of Grace Church, 28 Tarbell St., Pepperell, MA. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike's name to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Blake Funeral Home, CHELMSFORD. For online condolences and the entire obituary visit blakefuneralhome.com.

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Published in Boston Globe from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2011.
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January 30, 2012
Miss you Mike
Marcelo Fantazzini
August 19, 2011
Frank Wike
August 15, 2011
My thoughts to the entire Ortolano family. I know for me I think back to growing up with Mike and a smile sure comes to my face. Reading through the guest book it would seem he left many people with that same feeling. It was a pleasure Mike -
David Fontaine
August 14, 2011
To the Ortolano family,I'm sorry for your loss.I had not seen Mike in over 15 years.Ran into himwhile working in Boston.At the time my son had cancer and Mike gave me some encouraging words.I wish I could have returned those words to him.My loss.There are many fond memories of "Ort".One that I'll share is one that my mother reminded me of when she heard the news.It's when he would deliver his Christmas cards in person.A unique and personal touch.Only Mike could come by unannounced and be welcomed.God Bless.
Stan Gaudette
August 13, 2011
To the entire Ortolano family,
My deepest sympathy in the loss of Michael.
He always stood out as a kid with his unstoppable energy. It seems he was able to put that to good use. Too bad it wasn't for a much longer time.
You are all in my prayers.
Kathy (Bartlett) Mayo
kathy Mayo
August 10, 2011
My condolences to Mike's family and close friends. A kind soul gone too soon.
Paul Ciulla
August 10, 2011
Dearest Michael,
I'm reminded of our last conversation and how wonderful it was to speak to you. You exemplify kindness and grace and good humor in any circumstances. Thanks for protecting me from GB that night. We shared many laughs over that one. I look forward to being rejoined with you when I get to that border. Until that time, know you are, and you were, deeply loved by many...and especially by me.

Forever, My Love,

Marthe Reynolds
August 10, 2011
To the Ortolano Family, sorry for your loss, Mike was excellent with people and will be missed.
Raymond Walsh, Jr.
August 10, 2011
to the ortolano family, i wish you peace & love during this tough time. i'll always remember mike's high energy and zest for life. his eyes always lit up because he was always happy to be around friends and family. i'm lucky to have had him as a friend and will miss him dearly. may he rest in peace.
Tony Tolentino
August 9, 2011
Ort, we made contact last year after many years and it was great to speak with you and share old times. You will be sadly missed. My deepest sympathies to the family for your loss. Mike was a great guy and will always be fondly remembered and forever be in my prayers
AZROC forever!
Mike Dombroski
August 9, 2011
To The Ortolano Family,

Iam so sorry for your loss. Mike is going to be greatly missed. May God bless you all during this difficult time.


Jill Clarke-Alexis
August 9, 2011
I'm so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I know your family feels the loss intensly. You'll all be in my prayers.
Wendy (Weinbeck) Grenier
August 8, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. We're sending you a hug from afar.
Christopher & Cheryl Walsh
August 8, 2011
Sorry to read about your loss. My prayers go out to the Ortolano family.
John Johnson
August 8, 2011
To the Ortolano family,

We recently heard about your loss of Michael. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Renee and Stephanie Walsh
Stephanie and Renee Walsh
August 7, 2011
My deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time.May your happy memories bring you comfort and may the love of family and friends be your strength. May the God of compassion fill your hearts with peace.
Love, Sister Roberta
Sr Roberta Rzeznik
August 7, 2011
Miiiiiiiiike! Your friendship was one of the best things one could ever experience in life. Thank you so much fir being an integral part of my life for the last 25+ years. I'll never forget you and nobody will be able to fill the void your passing created. Rest in peace Mike!
Ron Clapham
August 7, 2011
Our deepest condolences to all the family and friends.
Losing a loved one is so difficult, needing comfort that only God can truly give.
So because of this, I have placed you on our prayer chain. We might not know all of you,
But God does and he IS the God of all comfort. May you feel our prayers and His comfort.

Pastor Dick
Lowell Assembly of God Church
August 7, 2011
To the Ortolano Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May all your fond memories of Mike carry you through this very difficult time. God bless.
Jamie Willis & family
August 7, 2011
To the Ortolano Family You have our Deepest sympathy for the loss of Mike. You are all in our thoughts and Prayers.
Ed and Sandy McCarthy
August 7, 2011
Barbara,and to all Ortolano family our deepest regrets on the death of "Mike" Stanley & Lucille Stasiowski
August 7, 2011
To The Ortolano Family..My deepest condolences to you all in this heartbreaking time. Rest In Peace Big bro. You gave me many Memories and stories that will live forever & chances when noone else would. I am blessed to have known you and have you in my life. Thank You for taking me under your wing. Thank you for all that you entrusted in me. Thank you for instilling confidence in me in all that I have done. "Memories that we have shared, All the tears I have cried, I shall see you when I get there, For this is not good-bye"
Frank LeMay
August 7, 2011
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Doreen & Brian Henderson
August 7, 2011
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Myra & George Cacace
August 7, 2011
Angie Im sorry to hear of the death of your son at such a young age. We will keep him in our prayers. Hank.
Hank Horman
August 7, 2011
Anima eius et animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per Dei misericordiam requiescant in pace.
Charles Grillo
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