Devoted and adoring husband of 52 years to Elizabeth A. Gregory Serritella. Liz says "the secret to their long marriage is that we managed not to kill each other." Loving son to the late Gerardo A. Serritella and Lolita Volini Serritella. Beloved brother of Gerard ((Jerry)Linda) and the late Virginia Barone. Dear brother-in-law of Anthony R. Barone, Sarah (Kenneth) May and Andrew Spencer Gregory. Fond uncle of Minerva (Minnie), Judith, Mary Elizabeth (Mamie) Serritella Zinser (Robert), Gregory (Brooke) May and Jillianne May Strus (Mark), and uncle and grand uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Dear friend of over 30 years to Steven Wilburn and the Wilburn family, Dr. David Smith Oyer, and to Matthew Clarke, Michael's spiritual advisor in later years and the Clarke family. Bosom friend to Nathan Humphrey Mead and his wife, Kerri, both of whom ''extended Michael's prayer circle” and doting surrogate grandfather to the four Mead children, Grace, Ella, Levi and Wesley, to whom Michael was “Papa Michael." Loving friend to Nurse Kathleen Ready, who was devoted to Michael, always fiercely protective and with her abundant mane of red hair was the embodiment of Michael's avenging angel, as she swooped down on anyone who appeared to be picking on Michael or threatening him. Loving friend to care givers Arthur Samson and MaryJane LeTran. Kathy, Arthur, and Mary Jane rounded out Michael's prayer circle and with Elizabeth and Steven formed the fabric of Michael's daily life toward the end.
Date of Death:
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 10:30am
Family and friends to meet at church, there will no procession from the funeral home