Michael J. Alecca
1953 - 2017
George J. Moylan Funeral Home - Rosendale
2053 Rte 32
Rosendale, NY
Michael J. Alecca LAKE KATRINE- Michael J. Alecca, 63, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 surrounded by his family at home. He was born Oct. 23, 1953 in Kingston, N.Y. to the late John and Phyllis (Gallo) Alecca. Mike attended St. Peter’s Catholic School in Rosendale and was a graduate of Rondout Valley High School in 1971. He attended Rhode Island School of Photography. His special talent led him into pursuing photography as his livelihood. He was the owner of Photogenics and brought happiness to countless couples throughout the years in capturing their special day. In addition; Mike often donated his time and talent to various civic groups and organizations. Whenever anyone was around Mike they could not help but notice the smile and huge heart that came with it. Easy going and laid back were his trademarks - always saying that he took the scenic route through life. One could not be around him and not be affected by his warmth, humor and generosity. Mike loved golfing with his friends, always in his ever present Hawaiian shirts. Mike and his wife Sue enjoyed traveling to new places and making memories together. He was a loving husband, a friend to many, enjoyed life, and loved his NY Yankees. He cherished the time spent with his family and was a kind and gentle person. Mike lost the use of his kidneys in 2012 and received a kidney transplant in 2015. He was than diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and courageously fought the battle until the end. Mike is survived by his loving wife Sue (Dorfner), brother David (Stacey) Alecca of Hope Mills, N.C., a sister Gail Alecca of Murrells Inlet, S.C., sisters-in-law, brothers -in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his dear Rondout Valley High Schools friends. Visitation for family and friends is Wednesday, July 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale. Mike’s funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Rev. Arlene Dawber will officiate. In lieu of flowers, please make your donation in his name to the Kingston Dialysis Center, 37 Albany Ave., Kingston, N.Y. 12401, or to the Albany Medical Center, Renal Transplant Program, 433 New Scotland Ave., - MC-73, Albany, N.Y. 12206. (www.GJMoylanFuneralHome.com)
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Sue - I was sorry to read of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are
with you and a sincere hope that all
the wonderful memories you two created
together will help sustain you at this
most difficult time.

Karen L. Salzer
July 19, 2017
We are thinking about you. Mike was a great person. Almost 12 years ago (on the hottest day of the year-August 13, 2005) Mike gave us the greatest gift of being our wedding photographer. Thanks to the both of you it was a day full of everlasting memories for Josh and I. I'm so glad that I ran into you and Mike recently at Cherries Deli. It was so nice to see and talk to the both of you. Mike will forever be missed.

Jen and Josh Wynkoop
July 13, 2017
sue, my heart breaks for you, all I can say is he's at piece. It was great you guys found each other, memories will always keep him alive in your heart
July 5, 2017
My sympathies on Mike's passing. I have such great memories of him from my first job at the Student Prince, where he always made everyone laugh,and later from his incredible pictures from my nieces weddings . He was a special person.
Stephani Van Wagenen
July 5, 2017
I was so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. What a gentle, kind soul who always made us laugh. You made such a wonderful couple. Our hearts are with you.
Carol Numrich and Eric Cooper
July 4, 2017
Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies go out to the Alecca family during this difficult time. Mike was a big part of our lives and we are grateful for the opportunity to have known him. We will always have great memories of the fun times we spent together. With his laughter and unique way of storytelling, he never failed to bring huge smiles to our faces every time he recounted past adventures. He was one of the best and he touched all that knew him in so many special ways.
Randy and Rosa Bennett
July 3, 2017
Dearest Sue, My best memories of Mike will always him hanging out at the Stone house and making us all laugh till we cried. I never think of you or Mike without breaking into a smile. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to you and all his family.
Sue Marshall
July 3, 2017
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Alecca family during this difficult time. I pray that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring you the same comfort it has brought me. Reflecting on such tender promises gives hope, and that hope can be so consoling at times like these.
July 3, 2017
Your light shines brightly in all who have known you. It's our gift to have been along side you on your journey. You will be missed, but remain in our hearts as we remember your steps through life.
Kowalski, Coddington Family
July 3, 2017
Jill Barber
July 3, 2017
Sue,I was so sorry to hear of Mike's passing our thought's and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time . we enjoyed many great times at Kiwanis and I can still picture Mike lining up the crew for that cast picture. I regret that I will not be able to make the service for Mike ( at Cape Cod) however, my prayers will be with you. Howie
Howard Whitaker
July 3, 2017
Sue, I am so sorry for your loss--I am so glad you and Mike found each other--I love you both. Mike will be greatly missed.
patricia sass newell
July 2, 2017
Mike photographed many events for the Ulster County Board of Realtors. He was a true professional and always accommodating. My deepest condolences to his family. Gone too soon.
Mary Ellen Flemming
Mary Ellen Flemming
July 2, 2017
Sue. So many years since we have connected. I remember how happy you were after attending a high school event and reuniting with Mike. I'm glad he brought much happiness to your life. You deserved it. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Tina Evory Godinez
July 2, 2017
Aunt Sue, I am so sorry for your loss - you are so loved. Uncle Mike (AKA Uncle Mikha), I love you so much and know that you are now at peace watching over all of us. I will never forget all the great memories you gave my family and I. You brought me to my first and only (so far) Yankees game, made me laugh so hard listening to all your stories, and loved all our visits in NC and NY. You loved life, loved to laugh, and loved to make everyone around you laugh. You will be greatly missed by so many. I will always love and miss you. Rest peacefully, Uncle Mikha.
Jamie Dorfner Gasparini
July 2, 2017
Dear Sue, Gail and David,

So sorry to hear about Michael..such a dear friend to our family.
Going to miss him. Rest in peace Michael.

The Bartle Family
July 2, 2017
To Sue and Family; you two are woven into the Kiwanis club for so many years of contributing both your talents. I pray your grieving be brief, and your sources of strength and consolation be many.
David Howells
July 2, 2017
Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. You know how much we all loved Uncle Mike, aka Uncle Mikha, as the kids would call him when they were little. Mike was pure. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone, never. He didn't have time for that. Not only was he my friend as a kid growing up but later as he became my brother in law and our friendship grew even more. I will miss him greatly as will everyone that knew his love and laughter and the stories...Mike was all about "life's stories..." RIP MIKEY, and thank you for being such a joyous part of the family. Godspeed Brother.
John Dorfner
July 2, 2017
Gail I'm so so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Cindy DeFelicis
July 1, 2017
Uncle Mike, I love you so much! I can't believe you're gone but truly know that you truly are at peace and watching over us. Thanks for being an amazing Uncle and giving us memories that I'll never forget (Yankees game, photographing my wedding, playing "legs" with the family and hysterically laughing). You are so missed and I'm so blessed to have you as family.
Jolie Dorfner Medlin
July 1, 2017
Mike was pure. Not many like him. He was not only my brother in law but one of the finest, most decent men I ever knew. I never ever heard Mike say an unkind word about anyone. He didn't have time for that. RIP Mikey. The world will miss your great spirit and courage.
John Dorfner
July 1, 2017
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