Obituary of Michael A. Tirabassi
Michael A. Tirabassi passed from this life unexpectedly, but peacefully, on November 13, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was 79.
Mike is survived by his wife Gail Parzanese Tirabassi and their children: Michael Tirabassi and his wife, Rebecca; Matthew Tirabassi and his wife, Liann; Mark Tirabassi; and Geoffrey Tirabassi and his wife, Danielle. He also leaves his grandchildren Grace, Sophie, Mia, Geoffrey, Giuliana, Michael, Sawyer, Alex, Nate and Isabella; as well as his brother Ben and his wife Barbara. He is preceded in death by his parents, Maria and Panfilo Tirabassi.
Mike was born on February 26, 1944, in the Bronx, New York. Mike married Gail Parzanese on August 13, 1967. Mike was a devoted family man who loved his children more than life itself. He graduated from Stevens Institute in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Mike enjoyed life on the water. He truly loved sailing and spent most of his free time cruising around the bay on his boat with his beloved Gail and his sons. On many occasions he would take his grandchildren to Tices Shoal to swim and enjoy a day in the sun.
He also loved watching the Lawrence Welk Show, history, action movies and watching his grandchildren swim in the pool.
He will be remembered as a practical problem solver, a pillar of strength, a person who made the best of situations, and a wonderful loving father, husband, and Pop Pop.
Calling/viewing hours will be held Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and Monday, November 20, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at MacFadden Funeral Home, Belvidere, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Monday, November 20,2023 at St. Patrick R.C. Church, 227 Greenwich Street, Belvidere, NJ. Interment will follow in St.Patrick Cemetery, Belvidere, NJ.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mike’s life.
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Mass of Christian Burial
In Loving Memory
1944 - 2023
325 Hardwick Street
Belvidere, New Jersey 07823
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