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Michael A Minichiello, 88

Michael A Minichiello, 88, of Milford, died June 10, 2013 in Milford. He was the husband of the late Angelina P. (Cogliandro) Minichiello who died in 1984. He was born in Milford, son of the late Michele and Assunta (Trongone) Minichiello and brother of the late Angelo, Anthony C., Victor A., and Frank J Minichiello Sr. and was a lifelong Milford resident. 
    He was a graduate of the St Mary's High School class of 1943 and also a graduate of the Worcester Business School. He was a World War II Navy Veteran serving with the 50th Seabee Battalion stationed on Tinian Island, Mariana Islands in the South Pacific. 
    Mr. Minichiello retired in 1982 from the former Grafton and Upton Railroad in Hopedale where he was employed for 32 years as a Freight Agent.
     He is survived by his 3 Son’s Michael J. and his wife Paula Minichiello of Whitinsville, Alfred J. and his wife Fortunata (Lucky) Minichiello of Milford, John A. and his wife Therese Minichiello of Milford. A daughter Jo-Ann Hudson of Cerritos California. He was predeceased by his daughter Rita Minichiello who died in 1979. 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
     Mr. Minichiello was a communicant of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Alter boy and Eucharistic minister, Lecture, and choir member. He was also a member of many church and school committees. Was the 1st Cub Scout Master for Pack 67. Had worked for Ruggerio Brothers Ambulance Service during the 1960’s.. He worked sales at the Music Nook and Morin’s Camera Studio. Camera buff as we all knew, videotaped football games for many years in the 70’s for Milford High and St. Mary’s high school.  During his free time he worked years for candidates running for a Milford office, audio and video recorded town meetings, and church services, town meetings and political debates. He was a warden at the Milford polls for over 45 years, and later in years for the Cable Company Mr. Minichiello was chosen as "Man of the Year" 2008 by his peers from the Milford Senior Center. Mike was a good and decent man, a role model for kindness, a devout Catholic. He is honest, compassionate, and patriotic, worked hard all his life, and is devoted and proud of his family.  Mr. Minichiello taught the importance of family…Respect…Responsibility. 
    The funeral will be held Friday June 14, 2013 at 8 A.M. from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford MA. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 A.M. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 7 East Main St. MIlford MA. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery
Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 8 P.M. 
    In lieu of flowers donation may be made in his memory to the American Heart Associuation 20 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701

Guest Book

Mike, Fred, Jo-Ann, John & Families, So deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. We would have been at his services but unfortunately we heard the news too late. I worked on so many projects with him through the years that I can't even remember when I got to know him so well. I'm sure I first met him when he ran the spotlight for all the St. Mary's plays. Then we sang in the Community Music Group together for a while. He always provided lots of laughs to that group when we visited nursing homes. I last saw him I think a few summers ago when he was still taping and providing entertainment for the cable channel. We had so much respect for him. He was truly a decent person. Always willing to pitch in to help anyone who requested it. Always with a smile. Sincere Sympathy
Barbie Beyer & Bonnie Beyer-Small

Dear Minichiello Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the lose of your father. I remember with great fondness the many times he and your Mother (and Nonni) came our house to help put our garden in . I would like to think he and Franny, and Rita and all the rest are in heaven having a great meal and good conversation together. My best to all. Love , Janice Williams and family
Janice Williams

Al, so sorry to hear about your father's passing ... he was truly a great family man and a perfect gentleman. I remember when we worked together at the cable station ... he was always willing to help anyone at anytime and always with a keen sense of humor. If you, Lucky, or the rest of your family need anything, just holler over the fence ... Deb and I will be there to help in any way we can.
Deb & Roger Dupuis

Dear John, Freddy, Mickey, Jo-Ann and all of your families, We were so very sorry to learn of the passing of your dad, Uncle Mike. He was always a pleasure to be with, fun to be around, someone who really enjoyed the gift of life he was given, and helped others enjoy theirs as well. Lee and I will always be grateful to your dad for his wonderful gift of our wedding photos, we think of him whenever we view them, and always will. We will miss his smile and wit at Minichiello gatherings, as surely you will miss him very often. We hope you are comforted by the fact that he had a good life, surrounded by all of you and your many loving family members. He was a good man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time.
Mark and Lee Minnichelli

John,Terri,Evan,Leah and family, we haven't been in the family long, but we knew right away that family was very important to you all. Now, reading your father's/grandfather's obituary we know where you all had your influence. It seems your father was well respected, accomplished, and very family oriented. I am sure he spent many hours counceling and assisting not only you guys growing up but also others in the communitny. I am sure no words can express your sorrow and deep loss at this time but hopefully as you look over his accomplishments, experiences, and memories you had with him you take some comfort in knowing as much as you all loved him, he loved you all just as fiercely and with just as much passion. We love you all and though we are so far away our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
Matthew, Jessica, Isabella, and Kairi Medeiros

uncle mike was a man who i have admired since childhood. there will never ever be another like uncle mike. He valued family above everything else. and that is the true value of a man. I will miss you terribly uncle mike. Rest in eternal peace. your nephew bobby
bob minichiello sr.

Jo-Ann, my dear sister. Know that I will keep you and your family in my prayers, as you endure this loss. What an outstanding obituary, your Father was a great man, and I'm sure he will be missed by many, and welcomed home, through the Pearly Gates of Heaven by our Lord Jesus Christ. You have my support in whatever way that it is needed. I love you girl.
Brenda J. Silas, Riverside, CA

To Jo-Ann and Family my prayers are with you all during this time. Remember that Death has no sorrow that Heaven can not cure.
Janice W. Brown and Family - Cerritos, CA.

Jo-Ann I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, but he is with your Mom and your Sister and best yet his God. may this time be tender to you and your family and know that God has wrapped his arms around you and your family to keep you at piece. you now have one more Angel looking over you and your Family.
Darla Ford

John & Terri, sorry for your loss. Reading his obituary - WOW! What a well lived and full life your Dad had. Add to that list a great father as well as his work can be seen as the quality man that John has become. Our prayers are with you.
Mark & Kathy Link

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