I am Mike's sister and have been for 52 years. He and I used to banter back and forth all the time- it was so much fun! Mike showed up one time at a friends
to take to the prom and the father looked at him and said, "Where are your shoes?" Mike replied, "In the car." Well, then go get them and the father shut the door. Mike came back and knocked on the door and the father opened it and looked down saw he had his shoes on then proceeded to let him inside. He always would walk around my parent's house without shoes on just his socks. On several occasions he had left the house and came back claiming he forgot his shoes. LOL! Mike was always known for being late for appointments. You had to tell him you wanted him to arrive at 5pm when you really meant 6pm because always needed that extra hour of personal time to do what he had to do. He made me laugh and made everyone he knew laugh!
Why we all LOVE Mikie:
Mike was someone who loved us from the heart,
No matter how much we might have argued with him, we could not be drawn apart.
He was a joy that should not have been taken away,
Once he entered your life, Mike was here to stay
Mike was a friend who helped through difficult times,
His comforting words worth much more than this his Holy socks in church
Mike was Julie's partner who filled their lives with 34 years of love and laughter
He will be remembered the most for his quick witted jokes and banter
Whenever he was challenged with a difficult agruement he would try to reason his way through it digging himself knee deep in- Doo Doo, but instead dark chocolate fudge
He knew Julie wouldn't hold a grudge
He always kept the relatives coming back for the yearly family reunions
Especially when his mission was to cook in Julie's kitchen
You would find him mixing Margauritas and making his delicious drumettes
When he would pass by a quest he would ask Can I get you another?
Whenever his friends or family were experiencing a difficult situation
He would listen, smile and offer a solution
Having had Mike in our lives
was not just by circumstance, but a God given priviledge
We can acknowledge
That Mike was living life to the fullest
He was just killing time
Until the Good Lord said, "Come on my son, it's time"
Please whenever you remember Mike keep his spirit alive with everyday smiles and laughter
because we don't want to lose it for ever after.