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Date of Birth: June 20, 1963
Position: Vice President of Operations
Michael was one of the kindest people I have ever known. He was a dedicated husband, a great father, a loyal friend, and a hard worker. He was well respected by all who knew him. If you had a problem all you had to do was ask and he would solve it for you. He was also a devoted Met and Jet fan. Some of my fondest memories are going to Met games with him and my son Michael. I fully intend to carry on that tradition with my daughter Angelina also.
I will miss Michael with all my heart until the day I leave this earth. My only dreams now are of making him proud of me and I long for the time when I can be with him again.
I never met Michael, but I have recently met his wife,wonderful son and daughter. I know Michael must have been a devoted father and loving husband because his family spoke of him so proudly and lovingly when I met them. Diane is very strong and their son Michael is so bright and friendly. Their daughter is just so precious. I am sure Michael will be watching over them and he certainly will always be proud of them.
Diane – if you ever want to talk please call. My number is listed.
Irene Boehm – Another Cantor spouse and friend.
MY DAD WAS THE NICEECT PERSON IN THE WORLD AND I LOVE HIM MORE THEN ANYTHING I MISS HIM SO MUCH HE LOVED METS+WORLDSERIS+BASEBALL+TV
My brother Michael-so much to say, so painful to say it. Because in a billion years I would never have thought I’d be doing a “tribute”. We grew up together and were supposed to grow old together. The pain I feel since my brother was taken from me is so intense at times it physically takes my breath away. I hope our children (mine and his) will never have to experience anything as devastating as this. Getting me through are my memories of him. He was so much one of the “good guys”. Hard worker, family man & easy to please. He loved his wife from the day they met, adored his son and his newborn baby girl. He was loved by everyone, friends & family. I will miss him all the days of my life and think of him until I take my last breath.
YOU ARE ONE OF MY DEAREST FRIENDS.NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT I DONT REMEMBER YOUR LAUGH. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FUN OUR FAMILIES HAD TOGETHER.I NEVER DID TELL YOU, BUT I TRULY LOOKED UP TO YOU AS A MAN.THE WAY YOU LOVED AND TOOK CARE OF DIANE,MICHAEL, & ANGELINA.MY FAMILY AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO BE CLOSE TO YOU FOR 8 YEARS.I WILL MISS ALL OF OUR SPORTS DISCUSSIONS AND E-MAILS , BUT MOSTLY I WILL MISS YOU MY FRIEND.
YOU WILL BE IN MY HEART AND MIND ALWAYS.
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER ALL THOSE YEARS OF PLAYING GAMES IN MY HOUSE IN BROOKLYN, ALWAYS TRYING TO OUTWIT ME & DIANE. I STILL EXPECT YOU TO ANSWER THE PHONE WHEN I CALL DIANE AND WE’D GO BACK AND FORTH WITH THOSE SILLY NAMES LIKE “LIVER LIPS”. WHEN I GO TO WORK IN THE CITY I LOOK AROUND THINKING I SEE YOU. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MINE AND TONY’S HEART & MEMORIES.
P.S. I’LL BE SURE TO TAKE DIANE, MICHAEL, AND ANGELINA TO THE MY COMPANIES SEATS AT SHEA. GO METS!
YOUR “BIG A_S FRIEND , KAREN
I feel blessed that I have become part of a wonderful family that Michael was such an important part of. He was a genuinely kind, sincere, intelligent man and his character is so evident in his bright son and beautiful daughter. Diane has shown great strength and resolve to keep the memory of Michael alive and I wish her and her childern peace and solace during these trying times. With love, Diana
I had the pleasure of working with Mike and then for him. Not only was he a great person with and for. He was a great person to be with. Although age was practically the same. He was like a brother to me. He some how always had the right advice to give whatever the situation was. He truly was and will always be one of the greatest person I have ever gotten to know. Diane you married the nicest person on God’s Green Earth. I miss you Mike. You were a great boss to work for and a good friend to have.
I always told Diane that friends are the family you choose for yourself. Do you know how lucky I felt that she met someone like you!! You became an important part of my family. We shared so many good time and lots of laughs. I will never forget our BBQ’s, Saturday night Chinese food, Breakfast at the diner, Disney World and all of our New Year’s Eve’s. I took for granted that we would have so much more to share together however, I will always feel extremely lucky to have been part of your life and I am so grateful that you were part of mine.
You will be greatly missed but never forgotten!
Mike your family will continue to be part of our lives we all love them very much!
I MISS YOU SO MUCH.PLEASE GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO GO ON.IT SEEMS SO HOPELESS AT TIMES.I MISS YOUR SHOES ON THE FLOOR,YOUR COAT ON THE BANISTER,YOUR SINGING IN THE SHOWER,YOUR JOKES,YOUR CALLING ME EVERY MORNING TO WAKE ME UP.I MISS HOW WELL YOU TOOK CARE OF US.I LOVE YOU AND I ONLY HOPE YOU KNEW HOW MUCH. DIANE
I’m so proud that I was a part of your life from the day you were born. I watched you grow up into a brilliant, warm, caring, honest adult ( and a dedicated husband and father). I now in my heart you will always be with us. I will miss you always.
love aunt MaryAnn
Well Michael where do I begin, how about that I miss you very much. Not one day goes by where I do not think about you and wish you were here cracking your jokes. You will always be close to my heart. I say a pray for you every night. You are my GUARDIAN ANGEL. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS COUSIN MICHELE….
Mike was a very soft spoken person. Even though we were in different departments we had lot of interaction work related. He knew the business very well and I learnt a lot from him. I miss him very much. May his soul rest in peace.
I HAD THE HONOR OF KNOWING MIKE, HE WAS A GREAT MAN. MIKE WAS MY HUSBAND’S BEST FRIEND FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS,AND THEY’VE BEEN THROUGH ALOT TOGETHER. HE WAS THE BEST MAN AT OUR WEDDING AND IT MEANT THE WORLD TO US BOTH. MIKE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. MY HEART GOES OUT TO DIANE AND HER FAMILY. MIKE WAS A GREAT FATHER TO HIS KIDS AND A CARING HUSBAND. MIKE LOVED SPORTS ESPECIALLY BOWLING. MIKE WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS. WE LOVE YOU MIKE AND WE WILL MISS YOU DEARLY. MICHELLE COLLETTI(FRIEND)
Mike; You are truly missed not just by your family. But also by your friends and co-workers. I miss working with you. But most of all I miss just being able to talk to you about just anything. I wish you were still here. I miss you Mike. I hope to see again some day.
I only dealt with Mike for a short time but I found that he was a pleasure to work with.
i loved my uncle michael. he was one of the best uncles ever. i will always remember him. i remember the last time i saw him. i remember his birthday. we will celebrate even though he is not here. i wish that he would just come back to us and i just want to say i loved him. my two wishes were for my pokemon to be alive and for my uncle michael to come down from heaven. i just want him to come back to us.
Tell me how do I go on without you, I don’t know. I know we weren’t “huggy-kissy” siblings, but I love you so. You are on my mind most of the time, most of the days. This is so painful, when will the pain subside. I miss your face and your voice. I miss our “deep” conversations, although just occasional, they were always about the important things in our lives. I wish you would come back into my dreams.I’m angry and that we were cheated out of time, and that Angelina and Christopher especially are cheated out of really knowing you. There is a reason you are godfather to both my children, I trusted you with my life and I respected the man you were. I will never fear dying, knowing that I will be with you, my wonderful brother.
Diane, last December I was introduced to Michael and then I realized why John liked him so much. He had a very quiet, sincere, kind demeanor about him. John would always say how smart and what a great asset he is to Cantor. He would also say that you and I would get along great; “Us four should go to dinner one night.” Well that night never happened. Unfortunately, we came to know each other through this horrible tragedy, but a friendship blossomed. We always have each other to lean on-a bond which could never be broken. I try to believe they are all together in a better place.
Michael and Angelina: You always have a friend in myself, John, and Jule. Their legacies will live on through you. Be proud of your dad for he loved you so much.
It was a privilege to have had Michael for a son-in-law. He was a good husband to our daughter Diane and a devoted father to Michael & Angelina. They were blessed to have him with them but tragic it was for such a short time. He shared a very special place in our hearts, leaving a void that can never be filled. Our only consolation is in his two beautiful children. He was so intelligent & easy to please. Some of my memories are doing construction projects in his home. He was not much of a carpenter but was always willing to learn. Although he would help me, I knew he would rather be watching sports on TV, but he stayed with the project.
Michael was one of the nice people.
My wife and I miss him so much.
Mary & Bob Dadon
On Sept.11, we not only lost our next door neighbor, we lost a friend who had become part of our family. Michael, Diane, Michael and Angelina have been our next door neighbors for the last 6 years. We are going to miss our talks with Michael thru the fence in our yard, or watching him walk down the block coming from work. On Super Bowl Sunday, Michael would always make the boxes for the pool. But most of all we are going to miss the gentle, softspoken man who loved to play games with his son and being with his wife. Michael, you are truly missed by us. You are always in our prayers and may you be at peace. The Arcurias
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. I WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH ME TO CELEBRATE OUR 8TH YEAR TOGETHER. I MISS YOU SO MUCH. MY LIFE CHANGED FOR THE BETTER THE DAY I MARRIED YOU. YOU GAVE MY LIFE MEANING. I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE AS SWEET AND KIND AS YOU WANTED TO MARRY SOMEONE LIKE ME. NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED IN LIFE I KNEW THAT YOU WERE ALWAYS ON MY SIDE EVEN IF YOU DIDN’T AGREE WITH ME. MARRYING YOU WAS THE BEST THING THAT I HAVE EVER DONE IN MY LIFE. I LOVE YOU AND I KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN THE MOST GLORIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL PLACE WHICH IS WHERE YOU BELONG. I PROMISE YOU THAT I WILL DO MY BEST TO RAISE MICHAEL AND ANGELINA AS KIND AND COMPASSIONATE HUMAN BEINGS LIKE YOU WERE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART UNTIL THE DAY I LEAVE THIS EARTH AND I’M GOING TO TRY TO BE A BETTER PERSON SO I CAN GET TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN. DIANE
My Dad Is A Person But Not Just A Person The Best Person In The World Planet Earth no the history of the earth no nicer then God I Miss Him So Much Daddy YOU WERE THE BEST PERSON IN THE WORLD DON’T FORGET TO WRITE PLEASE?
Michael – On this your anniversary day, I think of you, you and Diane and what a beautiful couple you were. You became so complete when you married Diane and I never saw you as happy. I feel fortunate that Diane and I have been as close as we are and will continue to be and I promise to always be there for your children and of course, Diane. Diane, you have been such a close friend, as well as sister-in-law to me over the years and I hope we remain as close, if not closer. I love you like a sister. Michael, I miss you so much.
I’VE KNOWN MIKE FOR 8 YEARS OF MY LIFE, 7 OF WHICH I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING SIDE BY SIDE WITH. MIKE WAS THE SMARTEST, QUICKEST THINKING, CARING, THOUGHTFUL, MOST HELPFUL PERSON I’VE EVER MET. MIKE TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING HE KNEW ESPECIALLY ABOUT COMPUTERS. HE WAS A WIZ, A WIZ AT ANYTHING. I LEARNED VERY MUCH FROM THIS GREAT FRIEND OF MINE THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET. WE SHARED A MILLION LAUGHS TOGETHER AT THE OFFICE AND GONE TO MANY EVENTS ENJOYING LIFE TO ITS FULLEST. WE KNEW EACH OTHER LIKE THE BACK OF OUR HANDS. MIKE ALWAYS SAID I WAS LIKE THE BROTHER HE NEVER HAD AND I WAS ALWAYS HAPPY TO BE THAT TOWARDS HIM. MIKE IS NOW IN THE BEST COMPANY YOU COULD EVER BE IN, WITH GOD ALMIGHTY. MIKE WAS THE BEST FRIEND I EVER HAD MOSTLY FOR HIS HONESTY. I’LL MISS TALKING TO MIKE AND OF COURSE HIS ADVICE ON JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING. I KNOW LIFE MUST GO ON BUT WITHOUT MIKE LIFE WILL BE THAT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO LIVE. 1 DAY WE’LL ALL BE TOGETHER. AMEN…….. YOUR FRIEND ALWAYS JIM BUONANNO
I worked with Mike during his first go around with Cantor which was an adventure in itself, we used to have quite a good time back then. I was lucky enough to be around. When Mike and Diane got together at Cantor, I remember all the nights we used to go out after work and the fun we used to have. We were a close group of friends back then.
Diane my heart goes out to you and your family you will be in my prayers forever.
Merry Christmas, Daddy! We love you and we miss you and a Happy New Year – love, Us
Merry Christmas. I miss you so much more than words could ever describe. You are with me always and not a minute goes by when I don’t think of you. Although this Christmas was especially difficult, I know you are with our family in spirit – I have to believe that, I mean where else would you be…The love that I have for you, and all our family has for you, is a love that is true and unconditional. Be with me always,
Diane, I didn’t really know Mike that well but I knew his reputation. Mike struck me as a sweet, easy-going guy who was very well liked by his co-workers. I’m sorry I never got the chance to work more closely with him. I actually got to know you better once you left Cantor to work for Tucker, and would call me everyday to confirm trades. I believe your beautiful children will give you the strength to go on. Mike lives through them everyday. I keep you all in my prayers always.
ALWAYS A KIND AND LOVING PERSON. WE ALL MISS YOU AND PRAY FOR YOU. WE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU IN HEAVEN.
Once again, I am up at this insane hour of night thinking of you. Where, how, why, mostly, the WHY? I miss you dearly, miss your voice, your “hey Joann”, miss your dry sense of humor, your laugh, your cough, just you…..Be with me always as a piece of me is with you. You are irreplaceable, there will never be another you.
Michael and I were close friends in elementary school (PS 186, Brooklyn). After we graduated, we each went to different schools. When we were in sixth grade, my father was able to obtain tickets for a Giants game, who were playing at the Yale Bowl at the time. I was not friendly with anyone at my new school, so I invited Michael. We had a wonderful time that day. That was probably the last time I ever saw him. I remember as a terrific young man. I’m sure he was a wonderful father, brother, husband and son. It is unfortunate that he was taken away at such a young age, as was his father. It is also unfortunate that it took an event such as this to remember him. Rest in Peace.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY. I LOVE YOU AND I THINK ABOU YOU EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY. I WISH YOU WERE HERE SO THAT I COULD MAKE YOU YOUR BIG BASKET OF CANDY THAT I DO EVERY YEAR. MY HEART IS WITH YOU ALWAYS. DIANE
HELLO MICHAEL, IT’S COUSIN MICHELE, IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I HAVE WROTE TO YOU, BUT NOT ONE DAY GOES BY THAT I DO NOT THINK OF YOU OR LOOK AT YOUR PICTURE. IT HAS BEEN 5 MONTHS SINCE THE DAY THAT WE LOST YOU AND IT DOES NOT GET EASIER. I DON’T TALK ABOUT IT MUCH BECAUSE IT ONLY BRINGS ME DOWN AND WHEN I THINK OF YOU I WANT TO REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD, LAUGHING, TELLING JOKES, ETC..MICHAEL YOU LIVE IN MY HEART EVERYDAY, I MISS YOU VERY MUCH, WATCH OVER US AND KEEP US STRONG……LOVE YOU MICHELE
As I listen to Billy Joel, I think of you and how you love his music. It is hard for me to talk of you in past tense because you are still here with me. I love you, I miss you, give me courage to get through this life that has dealt such pain and sorrow. Watch over me and help me get by.
Mike was one of the greatest people I knew. He was always willing to help you find ways of getting your job done faster and more accurate. Diane, Mike loved you and his children very much. He would always speak highly of you and his children. Mike was the kind of person who never had a harsh word to say about anyone. If you had a problem, whether it was related to work or personal, he would take the time out to listen to you and try help you any way he could. Diane, you and I knew each other before you and Mike started dating. If you ever feel like talking, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. Always remember that Mike loved you and his children more than anything in the world. There was nothing he wouldn’t have done for his family to make sure they were well taken care of and happy.
It has been six months since that horrible day. I was a neighbor before, now I am a friend. I want to help out and be there for you. I love to spend time with little Michael. I worry about you Diane. Please don’t ever feel alone. I am always right here for you and your children. You are the srongest woman I have ever known. Michael and Angelina are so very lucky to have you for a mom. You are making your husband very proud.
TODAY IS 6 MONTHS AGO THAT I LOST YOU. PEOPLE TOLD ME THAT IT WOULD GET EASIER WITH TIME BUT THAT ISN’T TRUE. THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS THAT I MISS ABOUT YOU, BUT I MISS SHARING MY LIFE WITH YOU THE MOST. EVERYTIME MICHAEL GETS 100% ON A SPELLING TEST OR ANGELINA SAYS DA DA OR MA MA I HAVE NO ONE TO SHARE IT WITH. I’M TRYING HARD TO KEEP THINGS TOGETHER HERE, BUT IT’S REALLY HARD. THE PAIN GETS WORSE WITH THE PASSING OF EACH DAY. I CAN’T IMAGINE HAVING TO GO A WHOLE LIFETIME WITHOUT YOU. MICHAEL YOU WERE AND STILL ARE EVERYTHING TO US. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH. PLEASE WATCH OVER US AND HELP US TO GO ON WITHOUT YOU. PLEASE SAVE US A PLACE IN HEAVEN RIGHT NEXT TO YOU. WE LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS.
I CAN’T BELIEVE ITS BEEN 6-MONTHS. IT SEEMS AS IF ONLY YESTERDAY WE WERE AT VINCENTS CHRISTENING. I MISS YOU MORE TODAY THAN EVER BEFORE, YOU THINK IT WOULD BECOME EASIER, BUT IT DOESN’T. CRISTINA
BRINGS YOU UP A LOT, SHE DOESNT UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED,BUT SHE DOES KNOW THAT SHE LOVES YOU AND REALLY DOES MISS YOU. YOU WOULD BE SO PROUD OF
LITTLE MICHAEL, HE’S DOING GREAT IN SCHOOL AND ANGELINA IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. I DON’T HAVE TO TELL YOU HOW AMAZING DIANE IS YOU ALREADY KNEW THAT.
BASEBALL SEASON IS HERE AGAIN AND I WISH I WAS SHARING IT WITH YOU.I CLOSE MY EYES AND I CAN SEE US SITTING TOGETHER AT SHEA WATCHING THE MET YANKEE SERIES.I STILL LAUGH WHEN I REMEMBER THE NIGHT THAT WACKY COUPLE WAS SITTING NEXT TO US.
AS MUCH AS I MAY CRY, YOU WILL ALWAYS BRING A SMILE TO MY FACE EVERYTIME I THINK OF YOU.
Anthony and I can not believe that you are gone. Even though we only knew you 4 years it felt longer. You are a great person. I can remember all those times I came to the bowling alley to watch you and Anthony and Paul bowl and how we used to watch the Mets on tv in the bar. I miss seeing you on the 8x at night. Anthony and I often think of you and when we do there is some sadness, but also we think of the fun times that we shared.
When I think of you I remember the gentle, kind person you were to everyone. I know our family has a guardian angel looking down on us to keep us all strong for each other. We are here for your family and will always be. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Cousin, Marietta
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S BEEN 6 MONTHS SINCE U HAVE BEEN GONE. IT WOULD PROBABLY BE THE 23RD WEEK OF BOWLING BY NOW AND WE WOULD PROBABLY BE FIGHTING FOR 1ST PLACE BUT NOW WE ARE FIGHTING JUST TO COPE WITH NOT HAVING U AROUND. I HAVE ONLY BEEN TO THE BOWLING ALLEY ONCE SINCE THAT TRAGIC DAY. I AM SO GLAD THAT I GOT THE CHANCE TO BOWL WITH YOU ONE LAST TIME. YOU WERE A GOOD BOWLER AND I ENJOYED THE FOUR YEARS THAT I BOWLED WITH U. I WILL CONTINUE TO CHEER THE NY METS ON FOR THE BOTH OF US.
YOUR FRIEND, ANTHONY
Happy Easter “Maz” Thanks for always looking out for me. It’s hard to believe that’s it’s been over 6 months that you are gone. I will never forget you.
I regret never having the honor to have met you.In reading the words of all your loveds ones in a large sense I feel I do know you. I am a friend of your father-in-law. I am so deeply saddened by your family’s loss. My beloved cousin Gregory also joined you in heaven that day our lives were changed forever. I know you two angels are looking out for us. Michael, I pray that your family will gain strength from their memories of you and how you touched all their lives. You and your family will always be in my prayers and never be forgotten. To you and all the other angels may God rest all your wonderful souls.
Dear Michael, I know in my heart that you are in Haven watching over your great family. When I see how big Angelina and Michael are getting I only wish you were here. I know how proud you are at how great Diane is managing the family. We are all proud of her. We are also honored to call you and your family our friends.You are truly missed by me and my family. A day does not go by that we do not think of you or pray for you. We miss you dearly.
TODAY IS OPENING DAY AT SHEA AND AS I SIT HERE WATCHING THE GAME WITH MICHAEL, I CAN’T HELP BUT THINK ABOUT HOW EXCITED YOU USED TO BE. IT’S SO HARD TO TRY AND KEEP A HAPPY FACE ON FOR MICHAEL WHEN INSIDE MY HEART IS BREAKING. HE ASKS ME SO MANY BASEBALL QUESTIONS AND I DO MY BEST YO ANSWER BUT NO ONE KNOWS MORE ABOUT THE METS THAN YOU. I JUST HOPE I DON’T TELL HIM ANYTHING THAT’S NOT RIGHT. I THINK YOU WOULD HAVE LOVED THE TEAM THIS YEAR BUT THEN AGAIN YOU LOVED THE TEAM EVERY YEAR. I WILL ALWAYS TREASURE OUR GREAT TIMES AT SHEA AND KEEP THEM CLOSE IN MY HEART. LET’S GO METS!! DIANE
Although I could never truly understand the pain you have experienced, I know that your heart is broken and your pain will not be healed today or tomorrow; but please be comforted in knowing that Michaels spirit will never be forgotten. His warmth, intelligence, kindness and care has been transfered to your children; and Heaven is shining a little brighter now that Michael is there.
Michael will never be forgotten.May this terrible time pass quickly so that soon you can remember him without so much pain. I love you and will always be there to support you, little Michael and Angelina.
TODAY IS MICHAEL’S BIRTHDAY.I CAN’T BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 7 YEARS SINCE THIS MIRACLE CAME INTO OUR LIVES.I REMEMBER IT AS IF IT WERE YESTERDAY.YOU WERE SO HAPPY TO HAVE A SON.HE IS ALL YOU MICHAEL AND ANYTIME I FEEL REALLY DOWN I LOOK AT HIM AND I SEE YOU.YOU CAN REST IN PEACE KNOWING THAT I WILL NEVER LET ANYTHING EVER HARM HIM.I WILL TAKE CARE OF HIM AND ANGELINA UNTIL I TAKE MY LAST BREATH. LOVE…..
Hey Michael, just thinking about you like every other day that goes by…especially when I am bowling. You never got the chance to show me what I do wrong when I am up there ready to throw the ball, we always said we were going to go and now we can’t because you are not here anymore, and I miss you so very much. Our family is lost without you, remember that you are always in our hearts and in our minds; we love you and miss you. Watch over us and be our guardian angel….You’re in my dreams and you tell me that you are ok all the time so make sure you come into them every now and then and let me know that…love you and miss you….Cousin Michele
SO MANY THINGS RACE THROUGH MY HEAD WHEN I THINK ABOUT YOU.THIS TIME OF YEAR MAKES IT HURT A LITTLE MORE THAN USUAL.I CHOOSE TO REMEMBER THE BIRTHDAYS,BACKYARD BBQ’S AND ALL THE BASEBALL GAMES WE WENT TO AND SMILE.I REALIZE WHAT PEOPLE MEAN WHEN THEY USE THE PHRASE “THE GOOD OLD DAYS”.ITS VERY DIFFERENT NOW,SOMETIMES ITS JUST HITS ME OUT OF LEFT FIELD AND ALL I WANT TO DO IS CRY.BUT I LOOK AT LITTLE MICHAEL & ANGELINA AND ALL I COULD DO IS SMILE.YOU ARE SO MUCH A PART OF THEM, THAT I FEEL YOU THROUGH THEM.CRISTINA STILL TALKS ABOUT HER UNCLE MIKE AND I REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY TO HER SOMETIMES. I COULD STAY HERE ALL DAY AND WRITE, IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE IM TALKING TO YOU AGAIN.HAPPY FATHERS DAY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND LETS SEE IF THE METS CAN FINALLY BEAT THE YANKS.
Happy Father’s Day Mike. Also Happy Birthday. I wish you were stil here. You were a good boss and a good friend. I will never forget you.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY MICHAEL.I DON’T KNOW IF I EVER TOLD YOU HOW GREAT A FATHER YOU WERE. YOU WERE SO KIND,GENTLE AND EXCEPTIONALLY PATIENT.AND EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE NOT HERE, MICHAEL AND ANGELINA ARE THE LUCKIEST KIDS IN THE WORLD TO HAVE YOU AS THEIR FATHER–THE MOST LOYAL,HONEST,GENTLE,HARD-WORKING,AND DEDICATED MAN I HAVE EVER KNOWN.WE MISS YOU TERRIBLY AND CAN’T WAIT TO BEWITH YOU AGAIN. ALL MY LOVE DIANE
Happy Father’s Day ! Daddy! We All Miss You Alot! The Mets Beat The Yankees Yesterday Mike Piazza Hit A Homer And Roger Clemens Got Hurt Bye!
Hey Michael, Happy Birthday….I miss you very much and I want you to know that I am always thinking of you. love you always michele xoxoxox
HAPPY 39TH BIRTHDAY,MICHAEL.WE WISH YOU COULD BE PHYSICALLY HERE WITH US BUT WE KNOW YOU ARE ALWAYS WATCHING OVER US.MICHAEL WANTS TO BRING YOU A PIECE OF CAKE OVER AT ANGELS CIRCLE,SO YOU’LL SEE US THERE LATER.WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH.HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY……..
TODAY IS ANGELINA’S FIRST BIRTHDAY.I REMEMBER US LAUGHING IN THE DELIVERY ROOM-YOU IN YOUR SCRUBS AND ME IN THAT REALLY ATTRACTIVE HOSPITAL CAP.YOU LOOKED SO HANDSOME DRESSED LIKE THAT AND I WISH I GOT THE CHANCE TO TELL YOU THAT.THERE IS ONE PICTURE I HAVE OF JUST YOU AND HER THAT I WILL TREASURE FOREVER AND I KNOW SHE WILL TOO.HELP ME TO RAISE HER THE RIGHT WAY AND TO INSTILL IN HER ALL THE GREAT QUALITIES YOU HAD-PATIENCE,GENTLENESS,KINDNESS AND DILLIGENCE.I LOVE YOU MICHAEL AND I MISS YOU
I MISS YOU
Dear Massaroli Family,
Your words and sentiments are so touching — they have brought tears to my eyes just reading them. Michael must have been a wonderful person, husband and father.
Dianne, please know that you are in my prayers. Although we have never met, I feel as though I know you. I too am a wife of 8 yrs, and mother of a young toddler. Thank you for allowing me to read your conversations with Michael. Your words have given me the ability to be a better wife and mother. I pray that God will bless your children, and give you all the strength you need to survive.
SINCE SEPTEMBER 11TH I HAVE SEARCHED FOR AN ANSWER AS TO WHY GOD WOULD TAKE YOU FROM US AND I THINK I FINAALY FIGURED OUT WHY.SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD,AND YOU WERE ONE OF THEM. LOVE
michael -rest in peace-go mets-you and your family are in my prayers
I NEVER THOUGHT 1 YEAR COULD GO BYE IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE,BUT I GUESS I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE WRITING THIS FOR SOMEONE I CARED ABOUT.THESE THINGS ARE SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN TO OTHER PEOPLE, PEOPLE ON TV. THERE ISNT ANYWAY TO RATIONALIZE WHAT HAPPENED.ITS LIKE A BAD DREAM THAT YOU CANT WAKE UP FROM.WE MISS YOU IN SO MANY WAYS.I DONT HAVE ANY WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS.
YOU’RE ALWAYS WITH US BUDDY.
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN A YEAR. IT FEELS LIKE YESTERDAY WE WERE AT VINCENT’S CHRISTENING. I JUST HEARD YOUR NAME ANNOUNCED AT THE MEMORIAL AND SAW DIANE HOLDING YOUR PICTURE UP FOR THE WORLD TO SEE WHAT A GREAT AND HANDSOME MAN SHE IS MARRIED TO. YOU WOULD BE SO PROUD OF HER. SHE IS SO AMAZING AND A GREAT MOM. SHE DOES SO MUCH. SHE EVEN TAKES THE KIDS TO THE MET GAMES (WHO ARE IN LAST PLACE BY THE WAY). MICHAEL IS SUCH A YOUNG MAN. HE IS “SO YOU” ALTHOUGH HE DID GO SWIMMING IN THE DEEP END OF MY POOL. ANGELINA IS AN ANGEL FROM ABOVE. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL AND COOKY LIKE HER MOM. DIANE MAKES SURE SHE ALWAYS KNOW HER DAD. SHE SAYS DA DA CONSTANTLY. AS RUDY ONCE SAID”THEY HAVEN’T LOST THEIR DAD BECAUSE YOU ARE INSIDE OF THEM” AND THAT’S THE TRUTH!
TONY AND I HAD A BABY GIRL…ALEXA NICOLE. I WISH SHE COULD HAVE MET YOU. SOMEDAY I’LL TELL HER ALL ABOUT YOU. WE ALL MISS YOU SO MUCH AND KNOW YOU ARE WATCHING EVERYTHING. YOU ARE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER. 9/11/02 KAREN, TONY AND ALEXA
I just found out about this website and I think it is a beautiful idea. My thoughts are always with Diane and your family. I am always thinking back of the times that we would play games at Karen’s house. I am sorry I lost contact with Diane and all my friends but my heart and thoughts are always with them. Michael, I saw your children a year ago and they are absolutely beautiful. I know you are deeply missed by everyone. I really don’t know what else to say but that you and Diane are in my thoughts always.
I worked with Mike at Liberty. He was a great guy and very funny. He is missed by more people than you know.
Michael,I cant believe a year has passed. I hope you are at peace.We miss you enormously. But seeing your wonderful Family helps ease some of the loss.What I miss most is knowing you are not here to share in how your children have grow Michael is always getting smarter everyday and seeing him always reminds me of you.Angelina is such a beautiful girl and seeing her do all these new things I just wish you were there.Diane is doing a great job with them I know you would be proud.You are always in our prayers and a day does not go by that we do not think of you.You touched all of our lives and my family will never forget you. Your Friends And Neighbors The Arcuria’s
I CAN’T BELIEVE I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT YOU FOR A YEAR.I MISS YOU TERRIBLY.A PART OF ME DIED LAST SEPT.11TH AND I KNOW NOW THAT IT WILL NEVER COME BACK,JUST LIKE YOU WON’T.LOOK AFTER ME MICHAEL,GOD KNOWS I NEED IT.I KNOW I CAN DEPEND ON YOU I ALWAYS COULD.
Mike, We have never met. As I walked into my job in San Diego this morning I was given a sticker with your name on it in memory of you. As I worked throughout the day I constantly wondered who you were. When I got home I looked you up on the internet and saw all of the wonderful things people had to say about you. It is obvious that you were a wonderful: father, husband, brother, friend, and coworker. I am honored to have been able to wear your name in memory of your life. You would be proud of your Jets on opening day. They played a great game. They definitely had you looking out for them. I am a Charger fan myself but have a healthy respect for the Jets. They are a great team. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
I can’t believe a year as passed, so much has happened yet our hearts are still not healed. We all miss you so much, even Cristina mentions you often I tell her that you are watching over her and your family in heaven. Since she is so young it was very hard for her to understand but I explained that you were up with the angels and very much all around us. We can feel it most whenever we are in the presence of your children (especially little Michael). I wish you could see how cute Angelina and Vincent are together you can tell that someday the will be great friends just like Cristina and Michael. Diane is doing her best everyday and I pray for her to start healing. But I understand because it is hard for Joe and I and would never ever compare the pain that she is feeling.
There has not been a day that goes by that we do not think of you or talk of all the great times we have had. You sorely missed and you memory goes on with your beautiful family.
Love and friendship always,
Diane, I have been reading all the memorials on this site, but I feel compelled to write to you. It’s so obvious Michael was loved, and I’m sure he knows how much he is missed. I know he must have a deep love for you and his children. I hope you can move on, with him inside your heart, and someday live a happy life. Be strong, and know he’s sending love to you everytime you see sunshine.
I have never met you, but I’ve been reading your tributes and messages over the past several months, and I have been deeply touched…the love you have for your husband and the strength you possess are truly remarkable and an inspiration for me to be a better person. Your children are so lucky to have you as a Mom. I lost someone I loved two years ago, and I miss him. Him and Michael seemed to have a lot in common. He was funny, warm, smart and a die-hard Met Fan! Please know that you are in my prayers. May God bless you and your angel Michael continue to watch over you from his special corner in Heaven.
I can’t believe that it’s over a year that this disaster happened. I miss you Mike. You were a good boss and a good friend. WE always use to call each other and joke around about the Mets and Jets. How they needed to make some changes to improve the team. I knew I could alway call and ask you just about anything. I wish I could call you now just to say Hello and ask you how you been and everyone else. When ever I had a problem whether it was work relate or personal you alway take the time to listen. I never thought that 9/10/01 would be the last time I would be able talk to you. Until we all see each other again I’ll keep thinking about everyone.
My dear Michael – It’s been so long and yet it hasn’t. I don’t know who said time would heal this pain, it doesn’t. The reality of missing you has set in and it is brutal.I miss your face, your laugh, your everything. You are here always and always in my dreams and I believe that to mean something (even though I know you’d say I’m crazy). Our family goes on, and yet it has ceased to in so many ways. You wouldn’t believe your die-hard Yankee fan of a brother-in-law has a Met hat hanging up with your picture over it. He even rooted for them – imagine that. Chris talks about you all the time, Victoria talks about you all the time, Mommy and I always share a laugh over something funny you did or said and of course me – I think about you all the time, not an hour goes by without some thought of you, something we did as kids, or something you said. I am thankful that I have Diane to share in these thoughts and dreams. She is wonderful and like you said to her and I in my dream “she is doing a great job” and she is. You are forever in my soul and we will keep you alive forever. Help us and give us strength to bear this. Forever my brother as I am your forever sister, I love you
HAPPY THANKSGIVING.I MISS YOU MICHAEL.NOTHING’S THE SAME ANYMORE.I’M SO SAD ALL THE TIME.I WISH YOU WERE HERE.
HAPPY 9TH ANNIVERSARY. I REMEMBER OUR WEDDING AS IF IT WERE YESTERDAY. IT WAS SUCH A HAPPY DAY. I STILL PICTURE YOU DANCING AND LAUGHING. REMEMBER WHEN THEY LIFTED YOU UP ON THE CHAIR AND YOU WERE HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO DROP YOU? HOW FUNNY WAS THAT? MICHAEL,I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL TIMES WE SHARED AND FOR GIVING ME THE 2 BEST CHILDREN IN THE WORLD BECAUSE THEY WILL SEE ME THROUGH. I MISS YOU AND I LOVE YOU. KEEP WATCHING OVER ME. I CAN FEEL YOU HERE.
MERRY CHRISTMAS MICHAEL. WE LOVE YOU AND WE MISS YOU. LOVE
I LOVE YOU AND I WISH WITH ALL MY HEART THAT YOU COULD BE HERE WITH US.MICHAEL AND ANGELINA ARE GETTING SO BIG.I WISH YOU WERE HERE TO SHARE THEM WITH ME,THEY MAKE ME LAUGH JUST LIKE YOU DID.I MISS YOU. HAPPY EASTER.
HI MICHAEL, HAVEN’T WRITTEN IN AWHILE BUT ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU. TODAY WAS MICHAEL’S COMMUNION, HE LOOKED SO HANDSOME IN HIS NAVY SUIT, YOUR DAUGHTER SO PRETTY IN HER WHITE DRESS AND DIANE LOOKED UNBELIEVABLE. SHE TAKES SUCH GOOD CARE OF THEM. SHE THREW A GREAT PARTY AT ANGELINA’S RESTAURANT, ALTHOUGH YOU WERE SURELY MISSSED. EVEN TONY WAS TALKING ABOUT YOU ON THE WAY HOME, HOW YOU WOULD’VE BEEN CARRYING ANGELINA AROUND AND TALKING TO HIM ABOUT WORK. I GUESS I DON’T HAVE TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THE PARTY BECAUSE I HEARD YOU’RE ALWAYS AROUND ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND I BELIEVE YOU WERE THERE GIVING DIANE STREGNTH BECAUSE SHE SURE HAS A TON OF IT.
ALWAYS MISSING YOU,
KAREN P.S. METS ARE CRAP THIS YEAR AND PIAZZA’S OUT WITH “BALL INJURY”
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY.I MISS YOU.TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY FOR ME BECAUSE YOU WERE AND STILL ARE SUCH A TERRIFIC FATHER.I LOVE YOU AND I REALLY WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH US WE ALL MISS YOU SO MUCH. DIANE
HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY.I ALWAYS PLANNED ON THROWING YOU A SURPRISE PARTY.I WISH I GOT THE CHANCE TO.I LOVE YOU AND I THINK OF YOU ALL THE TIME.HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN LOVE ALWAYS
Michael – As father day passed, I thought of you, as I do constantly and I know you are with daddy. I know as he looks over me, you are looking over Michael and Angelina. Now, as today is your 40th birthday, I think of your face, your laugh, your half smile, your jokes. I miss you so much and life is different without you. How I wish I could see you blow out your 40 candles. There is a huge void as Olivia’s christening approaches – that void is you. I know that you are an angel on her shoulder, she always stares at your picture and I know she must sense you here. I know Angelina feels that same sense. You can be so proud of Diane, she is doing an unbelievable job with the kids and with everything. The children are incredible. You are constantly with me – Chris always speaks of you, like “oh man, if your brother could see this…” or “your brother would have loved this….” I pray to you so many times, asking for your guidance and I will always be with you and I know you are always with me in some way, shape or form. I love you. Always, your sister…
TODAY IS OUR BABY GIRLS 2ND BIRTHDAY.SHE MISSES YOU.YOU WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER.SHE’S WACKY LIKE ME.KEEP WATCHING OVER HER BECAUSE SHE NEEDS YOU. SHE FEELS YOU HERE, I CAN TELL.I LOVE YOU THANK YOU FOR HER AND MICHAEL.THEY ARE EVERYTHING TO ME.
I MISS YOU ALOT BUDDY. YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT.
KEEP AN EYE ON MICHAEL TOMORROW MORNING HE WILL
MAKE YOU FEEL VERY PROUD WHEN HE GETS UP THERE
AND READS THE NAMES OF OTHER ANGELS WHO WERE LOST
2 YEARS AGO. KEEP SMILING ON DIANE SHES AMAZING
BUT SHE NEEDS TO KNOW SHES MAKING YOU PROUD
I LOVE YOU BUDDY
I MISS YOU AND I FEEL SO LOST.PLEASE WATCH OVER ME,MICHAEL,AND ANGELINA.YOU ARE ALL WE HAVE TO GUIDE US THROUGH THIS LONELY LIFE.MY HEART FEELS AS BROKEN AND AS EMPTY AS IT DID 2 YEARS AGO.I KNOW IT ALWAYS WILL.PLEASE PAY EXTRA SPECIAL ATTENTION TO MICHAEL AND HELP HIM FIND STRENGTH TO GET THROUGH HIS LIFE WITHOUT YOU.HE NEEDS HELP.WE LOVE YOU.
DIANE ,MICHAEL,AND ANGELINA
Dearest Michael,Two years where have they gone I can still hear your laughter and voice. I still look for you to come down the block and I can’t believe you are not here any more. You are truly missed by us all.But seeing Michael and Angelina that are so much like you I know you will always be around.I know you are watching over your family,because I know you are the strength that Diane has to raise your children so wonderfully.You would be so proud of them.I pray you are at peace.You will never be forgotten by us all. The Arcuria’s
I worked with Mike Mazz at Tullett from 1993-1995. He was truly one of the nicest and smartest people I’ve ever met. I live in San Diego now and I guess I’ve just been too scared for the last two years to look closely at the names, so I just found out today, on the eve of the second anniversary, that this wonderful man is gone. My deepest sympathies to his family. Mike and I always argued Mets-Yankees, but I would rather have the Mets beat the Yanks in the World Series every year than to have found out Mike is gone.
HI, IT’S ME. I WISH YOU WERE HERE,LIFE IS HORRIBLE.I MISS YOU MORE AS TIME PASSES.I HOPE YOU KNEW HOW GREAT YOU WERE AND WHAT A HUGE EFFECT YOU HAD ON MY LIFE AND EVERYONE ELSE’S TOO.I CAN’T WAIT TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN SOMEDAY.I’M SO LOST MICHAEL ANS SO SAD. I LOVE YOU
HAPPY THANKSGIVING MICHAEL.NOTHING’S THE SAME ANYMORE. I REALLY WISH YOU WERE HERE.YOU WERE EVERYTHING TO ME.YOU CALMED ME AND YOU WERE MY VOICE OF REASON.I TRUSTED YOU AND NEVER DOUBTED YOU ON ANYTHING.I KNEW YOU WOULD ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF ME.I MISS YOU
DADDY HAPPY THANKSGIVING I MISS YOU
HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY.YOU WERE AN IDEAL HUSBAND,WHAT ANY WOMAN COULD EVER HOPE FOR.I WISH I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU THAT.YOU CHANGED MY LIFE AND I’LL NEVER FORGET WHAT WE HAD TOGETHER.IT WILL STAY WITH ME FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.I CAN;T WAIT UNTIL MY TIME IN THIS CRUEL WORLD IS OVER AND I CAN BE WITH YOU AGAIN.I LOVE YOU
MERRY CHRISTMAS MICHAEL.I WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH ME TO WATCH THEM OPEN THEIR GIFTS FROM SANTA ON CHRISTMAS MORNING.EVERY DAY THAT YOU’RE NOT HERE IS HARD BUT THIS DAY IS THE HARDEST.I LOVE YOU.
I USED TO LOVE NEW YEAR’S EVE. IT WAS ALWAYS HOPEFUL,BEING ABLE TO LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE AND WHAT IT HAD IN STORE.BUT NOW I CAN’T BEAR TO LOOK AHEAD BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING THERE FOR ME.THERE IS NO MORE HOPES AND DREAMS LEFT.THEY DIED WITH YOU.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY,MICHAEL. I LOVE YOU.
MICHAEL, IT’S GETTING TOO HARD.I NEED YOU TO HELP ME BECAUSE I’M SO TIRED.I LOVE YOU.I WISH THAT YOU COULD COME BACK TO ME SOMEHOW.I’M SO LONELY WITHOUT YOU. I LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU ALWAYS.
I WISH I WAS WITH YOU.
MAY 6TH. THE HARDEST DAY.
I LOVE YOU,
HAPPY 41ST BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY FATHERS DAY.I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.MY LIFE TURNED AROUND FOR
THE BETTER THE DAY THAT I MARRIED YOU. YOU WERE AND WILL FOREVER BE MY KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR.I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND I MISS YOU.
TODAY IS OUR BABY GIRL’S 3RD BIRTHDAY AND I WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH US. SHE IS DEFINATELY A PIP. SHE’S VERY FIESTY LIKE ME. YOU WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER.SHE’S GORGEOUS.I DON’T THINK SHE’S GONNA TAKE ANY CRAP FROM ANYONE.I WISH SHE GOT TO KNOW YOU LIKE MICHAEL DID.I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU.
I’M SO SAD
Michael – My tears flow for you so often. I miss you so much. I hope even though we didn’t often express our feelings, you know how I feel about you. I have a huge void in my heart, you can never be replaced. The reality of you not being here is sometimes too much to bear, yet somehow we put one foot in front of the other and go on. I am so often angry that life has gone on without you and so incredibly sad to not have you with me, and of course, Diane and the kids. It is just too unfair for words to ever express. I am so glad you met and married Diane. Diane, I know we will forever be best friend/sisters. I love you.
I MISS YOU BUDDY. IT DOESNT GET ANY EASIER WITHOUT YOU. I THINK ABOUT EVERY DAY.
THREE YEARS HAVE COME AND GONE AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED.THE PAIN HAS NOT LESSENED.I WISH I COULD TURN BACK TIME. I WOULD NEVER HAVE LET YOU OUT THE DOOR THAT DAY.I WOULD HAVE TAKEN YOUR PLACE IF I COULD,YOU ARE THE TRUE DEFINITON OF A MAN I LOVE YOU
I CANNOT BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 3 YEARS TODAY. IT DOES NOT GET ANY EASIER, ESPECIALLY FOR DIANE. I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES ALL SHE DOES. LAST WEEK WE WENT TO SESAME PLACE WITH YOUR CHILDREN, TONY AND ALEXA. TONY HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME WITH MICHAEL, HE IS SUCH A GOOD BOY AND STILL SO SMART. ANGELINA BONDED WITH ALEXA, SHE IS SO ADORABLE. DIANE WENT TODAY TO GROUND ZERO TO SEE YOU. SHE HAS UNBELIEVABLE STRENGTH. I WISH SHE CAN TRY TO GO FORWARD WITH HER LIFE AND TRY TO SEEK SOME SORT OF HAPPINESS. IT KILLS ME TO SEE HER SUFFER SO MUCH. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO FOR HER. MAYBE YOU CAN HELP FROM UP ABOVE, BECAUSE YOU’RE ALL SHE NEEDS. TONY AND I THINK OF YOU CONSTANTLY AND WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOUR FAMILY.
Diane, I do not know you nor do you know me but I
pray one day you will find peace.
Linda, Stranger from Texas
HAPPY 11TH ANNIVERSARY MICHAEL.I MISS YOU. I WISH YOU WERE HERE TO TALK TO.I HAVE SO MUCH GOING ON RIGHT NOW AND I WISH I COULD TALK TO YOU.YOU ALWAYS KNEW WHAT TO DO.YOU ALWAYS HAD THE RIGHT ANSWERS.PLEASE KEEP WATCHING OVER ME CAUSE GOD KNOWS I NEED IT.I HAVE NO ONE ELSE TO TAKE CARE OF ME OR PROTECT ME. I LOVE YOU
Dear Diane & family,
Please know that you are still in my thoughts & prayers. I wish I could help ease your pain. My heart aches for you.
Dear Mrs. Massaroli,
Please know that there are people out here who haven’t forgotten your loss and your continuing pain.
It must be especially difficult during the holiday season. I am praying for you and your children.
HAPPY 11TH ANNIVERSARY.SORRY SO LATE BUT OUR COMPUTER IS BROKEN. I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU.
MERRY CHRISTMAS MICHAEL.I MISS YOU THE MOST AT CHRISTMASTIME.I WISH YOU COULD BE WITH US ON CHRISTMAS MORNING BECAUSE WE MISS YOU SO MUCH.NOTHING IS THE SAME ANYMORE.PLEASE KEEP WATCHING OVER US BECAUSE WE NEED YOU.WE LOVE YOU.MERRY CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN.
LOVE DIANE,MICHAEL,AND ANGELINA
Michael – Merry Christmas. Time goes by and sometimes I’m angry that it does go on without you. It’s not right and never will be. Nothing can ever make this okay. You not here will never be okay. I miss you so much and think of you a million times a day. I just put up a picture I found of you with Michael and Victoria when they were about 2 and 3 yrs. old and I would do anything to turn back the clock to that time. I still cannot grasp that you are not here and I will never see your face or hear your voice. Holidays, along with everything are not the same. My memories of you waking me up at 5 a.m. on christmas to open our santa gifts when we were kids have now become one of the so many memories I hold onto so dearly. My life somehow goes on, but the sadness remains now and always. I love you and miss you forever….. Your sister, Joann
Just want to write a lil note to say You Will Never Be Forgotten …9/11, that day is remembered everyday in my mind. You were such a smart and kind hearted kid and as I have seen your family “on TV” I can very cleary see the apple has not fallen far from the tree. Diane, Michael and Angelina there are no words to describe your lost and pain, but how blessed you three are to have had (and still have) him be a part of your life. To Josephine and JoAnn , what can I say….You’s lost 2 Very Very Nice Men in Your life way before thier time, I remember Ceaser just as clear as I remember Mike – All my prayers and thoughts are always with the Massaroli Family. Your Neighbor from the old days – 1962 73rd Street – Brooklyn – Always MaryEllen !!
Just want to write a lil note to say You Will Never Be Forgotten …9/11, that day is remembered everyday in my mind. You were such a smart and kind hearted kid and as I have seen your family “on TV” I can very cleary see the apple has not fallen far from the tree. Diane, Michael and Angelina there are no words to describe your lost and pain but how blessed you three are to have (and still have) had him be a part of your life. To Josephine and JoAnn , what can I say…You’s lost 2 Very Very Nice Men in Your life way before thier time, I remember Ceaser just as clear as I remember Mike – All my prayers and thoughts are always with the Massaroli Family. Your Neighbor from the old days – 1962 73rd Street – Brooklyn – MaryEllen !!
WE MISS YOU SO MUCH AND WE THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME.OUR LIVES HAVE BEEN FOREVER CHANGED.I HOPE THAT SOMEDAY WE CAN FIND PEACE BUT I THINK THAT WILL ONLY COME WHEN WE ARE ALL WITH YOU.WE LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE EACH DAY AND YOU WILL FOREVER BE WITH US IN OUR MINDS AND HEARTS UNTIL WE SEE YOU AGAIN.
Just thinking of how this time of year is so busy with all of our kid’s birthdays and wishing you were here with me, with us all. I don’t ever want anyone to forget you or to forget that you were ripped from our lives in such a disgusting way. Diane and I both try so hard to keep talking about things you said and did, mostly funny, making us laugh and cry. I know somehow you come to us to give us strength and I know for sure we all need your strength, Mommy, myself and especially, Diane. You are in my thoughts throughout everyday of my life and always will be. You are irreplaceable and I love and miss you so much. You were so much more than just my brother. Please help me to keep going…and guide us through this life. Love you…
TODAY IS MOTHER’S DAY AND ALL I CAN THINK OF IS THE TWO GIFTS THAT YOU GAVE ME — MICHAEL AND ANGELINA.THEY ARE THE ONLY THING THAT HAS SUSTAINED ME SINCE I LOST YOU.NOT A DAY HAS PASSED YET THAT I HAVE NOT THOUGHT OF YOU AND I KNOW IT NEVER WILL. YOU MADE ME THE PERSON THAT I AM TODAY.YOU ARE THE ONE THAT GIVES ME STRENGTH.I LOVE YOU AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU UNTIL I TAKE MY LAST BREATH. AND THEN I WILL BE WITH YOU AGAIN.I CAN’T WAIT
MY DEAR BROTHER – HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY FATHERS DAY. HOW I WISH YOU WERE HERE FOR US TO CELEBRATE YOU IN ALL THAT YOU WERE. I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH MORE THAN WORDS COULD EVER SAY. YOU WERE THE BEST. WE WERE SO CHEATED OUT OF SPENDING OUR DAYS WATCHING OUR CHILDREN GROW AS WE WOULD REFLECT UPON ON OUR OWN CHILDHOOD. YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS THROUGHOUT MY DAY, ALL OF MY DAYS. HELP TO KEEP ME STRONG, HELP TO KEEP DIANE STRONG AND WATCH OVER MOMMY AND ALL OF US. SURROUND OUR CHILDREN WITH YOUR PRESENCE AND KEEP THEM SAFE. I LOVE YOU.
Help me through this life. Give me courage, strength and guidance. Sometimes, it seems the pain of losing you grows with each passing day. I love and miss you tremendously.
Michael – As this dreaded time of year approaches, I think of you constantly and the reality of how much I miss you is unbearable at times. I hope you can see how well the kids are doing and I know how proud you would be. Love and missing you always…
DEAREST MICHAEL,I CAME TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN TODAY, AS I WILL EVERY SEPT 11TH FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.I KNOW THAT’S WHERE YOU ARE.I FEEL CLOSE TO YOU WHEN I GO THERE.I FEEL LIKE YOU ARE STANDING RIGHT BESIDE ME.IF ONLY YOU COULD REALLY BE STANDING BESIDE ME.FOUR YEARS HASN’T CHANGED A THING.I THINK I ACHE MORE FOR YOU NOW,IF THAT IS EVEN POSSIBLE.YOU ARE MY HERO AND I WILL NEVER LET ANYONE FORGET YOU.I WILL HOLD UP YOUR PICTURE FOREVER. I LOVE YOU .MICHAEL LOVES YOUAND ANGELINA LOVES YOU.WE MISS YOU
Dear Diane & family,
May you find strength today.
Please know you were all remembered at mass this morning at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Kailua, (Oahu) Hawaii.
Its been 4 years and not a day goes by that I dont think of you and the rest of the guys.I just cant get over the fact that your all gone and I am still here, my prayers are with you and your family everyday
Keep them in line up there ……
See you when i see you
Michael – I cannot believe it has been 4 years since that dreadful day. It is still so painfully fresh and life has not been the same for me or any of us. I miss you tremendously and will continue to all the days of my life. You are truly missed and loved. Please continue to try to give me the courage and strength to take the days as they come. Miss and love you.
Uncle Michael-I miss you so much and hope that you are happy. I haven’t stopped thinking about you.I miss and love you so much and you were the best Uncle in the whole world. I just miss you so much and I want to see you again. I love you so much.
HEY,IT’S ME.I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT YOU.I MISS YOU MICHAEL.IN MY EYES YOU WERE AND STILL ARE PERFECT.
Diane and I are so proud of michael and Angelina.
Michael is just like you in so many ways, and
Angelina is carbon copy of Diane. Diane is doing a great job of raising them.I know you are watching over them,and somehow guiding Diane in her decisions.You must be very proud of the three of them. We all love you and miss you very much.
HAPPY 12TH ANNIVERSARY.I AM PROUD TO BE YOUR WIFE AND THE MOTHER OF YOUR CHILDREN.I WISH I COULD SEE YOU OR TALK TO YOU.I MISS YOU SO MUCH.
MERRY CHRISTMAS MICHAEL.I WISH YOU WERE HERE.CHRISTMAS IS ONE OF THE TIMES THAT I MISS YOU THE MOST.I WISH YOU COULD BE HERE TO SEE THEM OPEN THEIR PRESENTS BUT I KNOW YOU ARE WATCHING THEM FROM ABOVE.I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.PLEASE KEEP WATCHING OVER US.WE NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER(ESPECIALLY ME)
Michael – Happy Easter. Missing you is part of my everyday life and it does not get any easier with time. The void is huge and I wish there was some way in which to let you know how proud I am to be your sister and how much you are loved. As always, I ask of you to give me strength, courage and guidance throughout these difficult days of my life and to help me in raising my children with courage, love and guidance. Continue to watch over Diane, Michael and Angelina and continue to give Diane guidance and courage in raising the children. She continues to carry your memory so that they will always know the man you were and the father you still are in their life. Continue to help mommy cope through her everyday life and watch over us all. I love you..
Happy Fathers Day buddy. Keep smiling down on the ones you love, don’t let them stray.
Michael, my beloved brother – Happy Father’s Day – you are and always will be the best to me. I have to believe you and daddy are together wishing each other happy father’s day. I love and miss you tremendously and just how I think of daddy on this day I think of you. You are in so many of my thoughts throughout each day of my life. The pain of losing you has forever numbed a certain part of me and I will never, ever be okay with you not here. As your birthday now approaches, I wish I could give you the kiss I knew you hated and tell you jokingly, “Happy Birthday old man” Missing you always, your sister, Joann
HAPPY FATHERS DAY.IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE THERE SHOULD EVEN BE A FATHERS DAY ANYMORE WITHOUT YOU.WE MISS YOU SO MUCH AND WE ARE TRYING SO HARD TO GET THROUGH THIS LIFE BUT IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU.WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU WERE THE BEST FATHER TO HAVE EVER WALKED THE FACE OF THIS EARTH.
Michael – June 20th – A Hard Day – Happy Birthday – I miss my big brother so much. Days go by it is not any easier.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL.I WISH I COULD CELEBRATE WITH YOU.KNOW THAT I AM ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT YOU,NOT JUST TODAY ON YOUR BIRTHDAY BUT EVERY SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE.I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND HAVE GIVEN IN TO THE FACT THAT THIS LIFE WILL BE FOREVER DREARY BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT IN IT ANYMORE.I MISS YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY.IM ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU.HOPEFULLY THIS YEAR I WILL BE CHOSEN TO READ YOUR NAME ALOUD ON SEPT 11TH.ALL I STRIVE FOR IN LIFE IS TO MAKE YOU PROUD.I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER.
Michael – #22 – I can’t believe it. That’s what you were trying to say. Please continue to come to me (let’s be pleasant next time though). Give me courage, give me strength, give me guidance.
My beloved brother-Five years, five days, five minutes, all the same to me. Losing you will never be okay and time only sets in the harsh reality. I miss you every day, and will for all of my life. Nothing is the same without you here. I wish you could see the kids and you could share in all their milestones. Give me the strength to move on through life and give me courage to guide my children through this cruel world. Please give Diane courage & strength and guide your children through their life. Help mommy to get through her life of pain and loss and please watch over all of our family. I am so incredibly proud to be your sister. Loving you and missing you always….
MY DEAREST MICHAEL,
ANOTHER YEAR HAS COME AND GONE BUT MY PAIN IN LOSING YOU HAS NOT.GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO GET THROUGH THIS NEXT YEAR BECAUSE YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN.I NEED YOU NOW AS I WILL THE REST OF MY LIFE.WE ALL MISS YOU SO MUCH.PLEASE HELP US ALL TO GET BACK ON TRACK.WE ARE TRYING BUT THE SADNESS IS UNBEARABLE. WE LOVE YOU
I felt you were with my on my birthday. I am so angry that you are not here to tease me and tell me how old I am. I miss you terribly and the profound loss and grief I feel never seems to subside. Help me through and guide me through this life…..
MICHAEL I MISS YOU SO MUCH THAT CAN’T BREATHE SOMETIMES I LOVE YOU AND I WILL NEVER STOP
My Uncle Michael was one of the nicest people I ever knew. He always made me smile no matter what. Almost like a second father to me. I miss him very much and hope he’s in a better place. I know that we’ll all see him again someday. I find myself saying “It’s only a dream,he’s still with us.” but that would be selfish of me. He’s probably very happy where he is right now and misses us as much as we all miss him.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING MICHAEL,WE MISS YOU SO MUCH AND WISH THAT YOU COULD BE HERE WITH US.OUT OF ALL THE THINGS IN LIFE THAT THERE ARE TO BE GRATEFUL FOR– YOU ARE NUMBER ONE ON THE LIST.THEN MICHAEL AND ANGELINA WHOM I WOULD NOT HAVE WITHOUT YOU.I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU EVERY DAY.
HAPPY 13TH ANNIVERSARY MICHAEL.I LOVE YOU
MERRY CHRISTMAS MY LOVE.
MERRY CHRISTMAS MICHAEL.I MISS YOU SO MUCH.I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO WRITE YOU A MESSAGE BUT THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN MESSED UP. I LOVE YOU AND CAN’T WAIT TILL I AM WITH YOU.
WE NEED YOUR HELP MICHAEL.(YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN) I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU ALWAYS
Its spring training time again. I know how much you loved this time of year. I cant help but think about all the conversations and debates we would have right about now. I know you have a front row seat.
THE PAIN OF LOSING YOU HAS NEVER LEFT ME AND IT IS 5 1/2 YEARS SINCE I LOST YOU.I MISS YOU EVERY DAY.THE BABY MENTIONS YOU ALMOST EVERY DAY AND MICHAEL IS TOO SAD TO BUT HE LOVES YOU SO MUCH AND MISSES YOU.KEEP WATCHING OVER US AND WE PROMISE TO TRY AND MAKE YOU PROUD, I LOVE YOU MICHAEL. LETS GO METS!
Time marches on and not much seems to change. I miss you so much. Wish you could be here to talk baseball; wish you could be here to hear about christopher’s first hit at his first game; wish you could be hear for all the milestones of our wonderful children; wish you could be here to share in my successes and failures; wish you could be here to heal the broken hearts of mommy me and Diane. As Diane and I talk about something funny you did or said, it is as though it was yesterday – that’s how we want to keep it. You were such an integral part of our world Michael. I am sick of life going on without you. I know it must – I know people have to move forward, but I hate that you are not here. I could still hear your voice and your laugh, even your cough – that will never fade. We will continue to speak of you ALL THE TIME, and your memory will be kept alive for always. Be with us to help guide us. I will always be proud to be called your little sister.
How I miss those big easter dinners – they were always fun, full of laughs – full of loads of easter baskets (especially for michael and victoria). Remember how we tried to figure out the frothing on the cappuccino maker and decorated the kitchen. I miss you.
My dear brother – Another father’s day approaching, another birthday approaching – another year of those events without you here. It is not right and there is nothing that will ever make it okay that you are not here with us. I miss you terribly and I am so sad so much of the time thinking of all we are missing out on. Our children are growing and life is moving on and I know those are all good things, but things that aren’t the same without you. Happy Father’s Day and Happy Birthday. Love you and Missing you Always, Your Sister
Michael – Another year of father’s day and your birthday approaching. Another year of us without you here for those things. I miss you so much sometimes it takes my breath away, still and always will. The kids are growing and life is moving on and I know those are all good things, but not the same without you here. I will never stop missing you, never stop talking about you and I will ALWAYS keep your memory alive. So, Happy Father’s Day – Happy Birthday – I love and miss you so much. Your loving sister……Joann
6-20-07 HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG BROTHER.
I will never stop thinking of you. The world is simply not right.
I love and miss you tremendously.
HAPPY 44TH BIRTHDAY MICHAEL.WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU AND SO WISH WE COULD CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH YOU.WE WILL NEVER LET GO AND NEVER FORGET.YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO US.
I know I’m a little late with posting this,but Happy Birthday Uncle Michael. We miss you very much and long to see you again someday. I always have dreams of you coming back to us,but I know someday we’ll come to you in heaven. Love you very much.
Another year gone by, I simnply can’t conceive. Michael, I really think it is possible that you may have been too good for this world. I still have no answers, no comfort, no “closure”. I have none of the things that should usually come after some time. Maybe it is the bond between siblings – one that can never be broken or replaced. I feel so alone at times and so completely ripped off. Sometimes I think I’m just angry at the entire world for taking you from me. We miss you terribly. Life is not the same, I am not the same. Everyone seems to move on and it is not fair. Life is not fair – I think you and I know have experienced that and know that too well. Now I have to believe that you are with Daddy. When I really slow down and then stop and think about that loss, my loss, my dear and only brother and my wonderful father, it rocks me to my core. 9/11/08 the entire day, will be spent, as always, reflecting on your memory and the wonderful memories you’ve given to me from childhood up. I love you and miss you so much more than all of these words could ever say. Please look out for all of us – Mommy really needs you. Your Loving Sister, Joann
We will never forget you today or any other day of this life. This morning, I will relive that dreadful morning and hold my breath as that first moment of silence occurs. To me that moment is when we lost you. I can play back that entire day as if it were yesterday. It will always remain that way. Help us through Michael. Watch over our children, guide them and give them strength and courage through their life. Always and forever, your sister…..
9/11/07. I CAN’T BELEIEVE IT’S BEEN 6 YEARS. I STILL KEEP LOOKING FOR YOU WHEN I’M GOING TO WORK IN THE CITY. THE METS ARE STILL IN FIRST PLACE. HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE THE YEAR.
YOUR FAMILY IS DOING GREAT BUT I KNOW THEY ARE STILL HURTING AND MISSING YOU. WE REMAIN VERY CLOSE AND WE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR THEM.
YOU ARE DEFINITELY IN A BETTER PLACE. JUST KEEP LOOKING DOWN, SO YOUR PRESENCE IS FELT.
ALWAYS ON OUR MINDS,
KAREN, TONY AND ALEXA
Time continues to pass so quickly; but it seems only yesterday that Joanne and I read your and my brother Chris’s names…I thought of you, Joanne and your family again this year and continue to pray for all of you… I Will Never Forget… Kathy
I’VE BEEN TRYING TO WRITE TO YOU FOR A WHILE BUT THE SITE IS ALWAYS MESSED UP.I AM SO SORRY THAT THEY SKIPPED YOUR NAME ON 9/11.IT TORE ME APART.I FELT YOU THERE WITH MJE AGAIN AS I ALWAYS DO AND I HOPE YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE AND MISS YOU.MY LIFE FELL APART THAT DAY AND I HAVE YET TO RECOVER.I DON’T THINK I EVER WILL.I NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER.PLEASE GUIDE ME THROUGH THIS DREARY WORLD UNTIL I CAN BE WITH YOU AGAIN
I LOVE YOU MICHAEL
I swear I heard you call my name. I know you must be trying to tell me something – please continue to come to me. Guide me through Michael, I need your help.
Missing you now and always…
Nov. ’07 – Birthdays go by, holidays approach, missing you through it all. We will save an artichoke for you…. – xtra salt. Watch over us and our children especially. Give them guidance.
You will be with me always.
November 2007 – Happy Thanksgiving – nothing is the same Michael…
Love and Miss You.
Joann guided me to your webpage and my heart aches for the pain that the family is feeling. Because of 9/11 and loss of life such as Michael’s my husband chose to go to Afghanistan to do his part in this war on terrorism. Sadly, my beloved John was killed (8/29/2004) and I can relate to your grief. May you know that when it feels as though everyone is moving on, they are not. We move FORWARD and we take our wonderful loved ones through memories and pictures with us…. May God Bless the Massoroli family and may God Bless America. Michelle
December 2007 – Your ornaments sit atop my tree, so I always feel you are here. Christmas Eve has never been the same. Always our favorite – I know this is our children’s favorite too. You are missed tremendously everyday and it hurts even more at this time. Continue to give strength and guidance. Love you.
MERRY CHRISTMAS MICHAEL.ASIDE FROM SEPT.11TH ,CHRISTMAS EVE IS THE HARDEST DAY FOR ME.TO PUT THEIR GIFTS OUT WITHOUT YOU BREAKS MY HEART.IMISS YOU AND LOVE YOU ALWAYS.
MERRY CHRISTMAS (EVE). YOUR ABSENCE IS FELT TODAY AND EVERY DAY. CHRISTMAS IS NEVER AND WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. WISHING SO HARD YOU COULD BE HERE. MISS YOUR LAUGH, YOUR SARCASM, YOUR VOICE, YOUR JOKES…..I REGRET I DIDN’T TELL YOU OFTEN HOW MUCH YOU MEANT TO ME. YOU ARE TRULY IRREPLACEABLE. LOVE AND MISS YOU.
Michael – Just thinking of you as I do everyday. With so much going on in my life, I wish you were here for so many different reasons. Things were not supposed to be this way, this I know, but as life goes on, the thing that ALWAYS remains is the void that is your absence. Help me get through these tough times – watch over us…
HAPPY EASTER MICHAEL. I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND THINK ABOUT YOU EVERY DAY STILL.NOTHING HAS CHANGED.I AM TRYING SO HARD TO DO EVERYTHING RIGHT BUT I AM FALLING BEHIND BECAUSE I AM SO TIRED.I NEED EVERYTHING TO BE LIKE IT WAS AGAIN,HAPPY AND MEANINGFUL AND CALM AND CONTENT.
Everyone is busy, life seems to be moving on, but your absence is felt everyday in my life. Be with our children as they receive their sacraments, your guidance is needed. Watch over them and help them through this life. Help us all through – times are tough. Missing you and love you as always…
your loving sister
Michael – Happy Father’s Day & Happy Birthday. Still missing you. It is just that the more things change, the more they stay the same – you know what I mean. Always reminiscing about things in my head. I miss so many things about you being here. Everything changed for us that second you were gone. All of our lives changed forever. It’s so unfair and we would do anything to turn back the clock. You are with me always. Keep looking after us all. Guide the children and be their guardian angel
for always….. your sister
June 20, 2008
Thinking of you all day today, as I do many days, but especially today on your birthday. Love and miss you.
HAPPY 45TH BIRTHDAY MICHAEL.I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND WISH EVERYTHING WAS BACK THE WAY IT USED TO BE ON SEPT 10TH.I MISS YOU MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW.I WANT YOU BACK HERE WITH US . I KNOW YOU WATCH US AND PROTECT US AND I AM SO SORRY THAT IT WAS YOU WHO DIED AND NOT ME.I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.
TODAY OUR BABY GIRL TURNED SEVEN.CAN YOU BELIEVE IT.SHE IS BECOMING A BIG GIRL.I WISH YOU WERE HERE TO WATCH HER GROW UP.SHE IS VERY SWEET AND SHE WOULD MAKE YOU PROUD.I LOVE YOU.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
I cannot believe how much time has passed since that tragic day. For me, in many ways, time has stood still and in other ways, I know and understand that time and people move on. Words cannot express how much you are missed. Help me find my way and rid me of my resentments. You are and always will be one of a kind and I will ALWAYS honor your memory and cherish my memories of you. I have been told to celebrate life in honor of you and that is what I wish to do, but it continues to be a real struggle. Guide me and watch over all of our family and our children. We certainly need it.
Love and Miss you Always
Your Loving Sister
SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
I cannot believe how much time has passed since that tragic day. For me, in many ways, time has stood still and in other ways, I know and understand that time and people move on. Words cannot express how much you are missed. Help me find my way and rid me of my resentments. You are and always will be one of a kind and I will ALWAYS honor your memory and cherish my memories of you. I have been told to celebrate life in honor of you and that is what I wish to do, but it continues to be a real struggle. Guide me and watch over all of our family and our children – We certainly need it.
Love and Miss you Always
Your Loving Sister
I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN GONE FOR 7 YEARS. THANK YOU FOR STANDING BY MY SIDE TODAY.I FELT YOU THERE.I MISS YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU FOR MARRYING ME BECAUSE WITHOUT YOU I WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOWN WHAT HAPPINESS IS. I LOVE YOU
When this tribute wall first went up, I browsed it and came across Michael’s page. What struck me was the love and respect I saw expressed for him. I have visited this page from time to time ever since. I cannot believe it’s been 7 years already.
I see now that Dianne and Joann, you two post regularly. I just wanted you both to know that your words and tributes are still being read by others. I don’t know if that means anything to you, but your words have had an effect on my life and how I see Sept 11, 2001. I wish I had known Michael, and I wish you all much happiness.
I, too want to echo the sentiments of the previous post. When this website first started I began browsing its countless pages, and came across this tribute to Michael. Even though he was a perfect stranger to me, something about him and how he was obviously so loved by many struck me; I still visit this page often to remind me of the precious lives that were lost on that tragic day.
To Michael’s wife and family, your sorrow is shared by many, even by those who did not know this wonderful man. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.
To Joanne… You were in front of us at Ground Zero but I couldn’t make my way forward to you. I saw Mikes photo and you holding him high… I think of your family often… We will always be bound.. They never leave us…
Michael – Yet another holiday season underway and the void remains. I miss you so terribly. You are never forgotten no matter how much time passes. Siblings forever…. Please guide me and help me through these trying times….
Happy 15th Anniversary.I love you and miss you more each day that goes by………..
Merry Christmas Michael.I wish you were here to celebrate with us.We miss you so much.There is such an emptiness without you.We are incomplete.We love you and long for you every day.
I feel like i am still waiting for you to come home……………….
Merry Christmas Michael – Still and always missing you. As always, I hope you can help me and guide me through this life, I can certainly use the help. I have been in touch with so many people we grew up with and it floods my mind with such great childhood memories – as hard as it was, it was also so great in so many ways. I cherish all those memories and I will always keep your memory alive. You are with me always.
Been thinking of you alot again.I miss you so much Michael.
Michael, need some guidance. Please help me through – still missing you now and always… your loving sister… Joann
HAPPY EASTER MICHAEL.I WISH WITH ALL MY HEART THAT YOU WERE HERE.I LOVE YOU.
June 20, 2009
Here it is again Michael. Happy Birthday & Father’s Day. Still missing you as much, if not more, than ever. Life has been tough Michael, and even though I’ve changed, I’m hoping your light will shine upon me and help me get through difficult times. I will never forget…..
The tributes made to Michael have been beautiful and very moving. They must reflect Michael’s character. They certainly reflect your love for him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow as you remember and celebrate Michael’s birthday. I am and will continue to be sorry for your loss.
August 4, 2009
Michael, today is 30 years since daddy has been gone and I swear I can remember like it was yesterday. I want so badly to believe you are together looking down on me. So many of my days I need my big brother or my dad and it continues to be so painful for me that you and he are not here with me. Our family unit that once was, is no more. I miss you so much and I miss daddy and wish he was able to be part of our lives. I try to be courageous most days, and have this real tough front going, but the hurt never leaves me…
As always, 8 years, 8 months, 8 days, 8 minutes, 8 seconds… it’s all the same to me. Your loss is now as it was then and always will be – tremendous. Your absence in my life is felt everyday. I love and miss you terribly.
I CANNOT BELEVE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN GONE FOR 8 YEARS.AGAIN I WENT TO SEE YOU WHERE YOU REST AND AGAIN IT WAS UNBEARABLE.i MISS YOU TERRIBLY AND WISH THAT YOU COULD JUST COME HOME AGAIN.I LOVE YOU MICHAEL. XOXOXOXOXO
Here we are again – another Christmas without my beloved brother. I miss you so much. Since we were little, Christmas Eve was always your favorite and as late as we got to sleep you would wake me up while it was still dark on Christmas morning – “he was here, he was here” you’d say to me. We were always so excited and so happy with what we got – we really didn’t have much but it was all okay. So much has changed, but what we shared stays with me always. I’ve changed in many ways, and I wish I could go back. Just know I carry you with me wherever I go. I love you.
Hi Uncle Michael you probably already know this, but I’m going to be 16 in less than a month. I wish you were still here with us and a day doesn’t go by where I don’t think of your or how much we all miss you. I just wanted to let you know that I will be dedicating a candle just for you Aunt Diane is going to come up and light it. I love and miss you so much.
June 20, 2010
Well, here we are again Michael – another birthday you are not here to celebrate and another father’s day gone. It always was a sad day for me since our childhood, but of course things changed as we grew, but once again, this date has me feeling like a girl just missing her brother and dad. There is the part of me that holds onto the belief that you are with daddy and all is well. Too much loss – I miss you terribly and you are never forgotten. My one, my only dear brother. Happy birthday, and Happy Father’s Day – Miss and Love You…..
HAPPY 47TH BIRTHDAY MICHAEL AND HAPPY FATHER’S DAY.I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH.A DOUBLY HARD DAY THIS YEAR.THANK YOU FOR PLAYING THAT SONG FOR ME ON SATURDAY,IT MEANT THE WORLD TO ME AND MADE ME FEEL SO MUCH BETTER.MICHAEL IS GONNA COME TO SEE YOU THIS YEAR AT THE MEMORIAL,HE TOLD ME HE WANTS TO.HOPEFULLY I WILL BE PICKED TO READ YOUR NAME.YOU ARE FOREVER IN MY HEART AND MIND. XOXOXOXOXOX
Tomorrow is 9 years,I cannot believe that I have survived 9 years without you.I wish you could come back even for just a day, I would hug and kiss you and never let you go. Ive tried Michael but I am finding it so hard to live a normal life anymore.I just want to be with you again.I miss you so much.I will be there tomorrow as I plan to be Every Sept 11th until I leave this evil world.I feel you there.I love You
Here we are again. Time passes, pain remains. Time has helped not to diminish the loss of you, but has made me stronger and that has helped me to manage it. 9 years, 9 months, 9 days or 9 minutes would not make a difference – it is like yesterday for me. You are forever in my heart and I hope you are watching over us. I can certainly use the help! I love you and miss you terribly. You were my one and only irreplacable brother. Love, Joann
Another holiday without you. I think of you every single day and I still miss you like crazy. I hope there is peace where you are as I know we must live in hell here on earth. If our belief is true, you are with daddy and uncle Sal (along with many others). My hope is that you were waiting for uncle sal and you are all at peace and reunited. Please guide and watch over me as I certainly need it. Your loving sister, Joann
love you forever….
Diane – God bless you and your childen and God
bless the United States of America
Here we are my brother. Another father’s day and birthday are her. Thinking of you today and everyday. You are missed so much more than words could ever say. My life has changed so much, but I hope you will forever guide me and light the way. You are not forgotten and never can be replaced my one, my only beloved brother.
That dreaded day is upon me once again.Where have the past ten years gone? The only difference is when I look in the mirror,my face is 10 years older.Everything else is painfully the same.I love you Michael and I miss you so much.I still think about you every day and the whole in my heart remains empty.XOXOXO
To Joanne and Family… Ten years approaching, bad as ever this year for us, as we are sure it is for all of you. Will not be at ceremony this year, saw you last year but never got to visit you…will be there next year and then always. Carrying your Michael with our Chris in our Hearts… Love, Kathy
you are missed…peace
Joann – we think of and pray for your family often. May you all find some peace.
I’m going through the Cantor site and reading about as many of the Cantor heroes as I can. God bless the family of Michael. He was born one month before me and every day, when things are “hard”, I think of people who passed away in the 9/11 tragedy and think that things aren’t that hard at all. Stay strong.
Here we are again Michael. No matter how much time passes, it does not minimize the loss of you from my life. Reminiscing about childhood days and looking at pictures of us always bring tears to my eyes. To have both you and daddy taken from me so young is unbearable at times. Life is not the same without you, and never will be, but I know time marches on. Please guide me through this difficult time in my life – I need my big brother. Love and miss you all of my days. Love, Joann
I can just hear you teasing me now about how i spelled the word whole in my last post.Oh how I miss that.You had the best sense of humor.I love you XOXOXOXO
Happy Father’s Day and Happy Birthday! You are not forgotten. I think of you daily and I pray there is peace where you are Michael as things on earth are not always that way. Please guide me through and keep me strong. Alhough I know you are smiling down as Michael and Victoria will both be venturing to the next chapter of their lives in college, I am sad and angry that you are missing out. Your kids are wonderful – You will forever be an angel in my heart and on our shoulders. I love you.
To the Massaroli family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you again this year. Be strong and know that your angel is always looking out for all of you.
Here we are once again. As always, time passes but the impact of your loss remains with me everyday of my life. I have finally started to let go of the anger and embrace the feeling of gratefulness. I know how lucky I am to have had you in my life AND to call you my blood. You are one of a kind. Although my heart aches as it takes me back to the horrific events of that day, I choose to remember all the positive things and embrace your legacy. Your light shines upon me always, I know that.
As I know time must move on, your light remains with us. Whether it’s the sadness in mommy’s eyes or the empty place at the holiday table, you are missed and never forgotten. Miss your dry sense of humor and memories shared. You are irreplaceable – love and miss you.
June 20, 2013 – Well, it’s here, the year you are turning the big 5-0! How I wish you were here for me to share and celebrate your life. I still have way too many days of disbelief that you are not here. So much has changed, but my love and the memory of you stay with me now and forever. Happy Birthday and I hope, if faith proves true, you are with daddy. xo
Well, 12 years, 12 months, 12 weeks, minutes…. Michael, although the wound has healed, I still mourn the loss of you and always will. You are missed today and always. You will forever remain a bright light in my life and I will always cherish the memories of our life together. You were and still are irreplaceable.
I miss you )3
Aloha Massaroli family. In the 20th anniversary of your husband’s and father’s death, I again reach out across the sea to express my condolences and prayers. God be with you all. Me ke aloha pumehana e malama pono.
Thinking of you and your family today as we prepare for 20 years of missing you and my Chris and all the other wonderful souls lost so many years ago. We never met but I know We would have just hit it off well from what I know of you!! Will miss you tomorrow with Joanne. You are always remembered… you made a difference in this world❤️
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