Michele Fanelli, passed away peacefully at age 64 on January 1, 2019, with his family by his side at the Jewish General Hospital.
Michele was a caring and devoted husband of over 40 years to Mirella Fanelli, who was his pillar of strength. He was a wonderful father to Giovanni (Marisa), Francesco (Christine) and Sabrina (Fabrizio); a loving grandfather to Michael, Mario, Kiera, Adriano, Giuliana and Abigail; the cherished son of Nicolina Fanelli; and a much loved son-in-law to Francesco and Ida Miceli. Michele was pre-deceased by his father, Giovanni, and his sister, Lina. He will be truly missed by family and friends.
Born in Riccia (CB), Italy on November 12, 1954, Michele came as an adolescent to Montreal, where he received his education, raised a family with his wife, and retired in 2016 after 36 years at Purolator. Because of his deep affection for his home town of Riccia, Michele served as President of the Montreal Riccia Association for many years.
Michele will be remembered for his outgoing, generous and friendly personality. He enjoyed being surrounded by people, music and laughter.
Visitation will be on Sunday, January 6 (from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.) at Yves Légaré Funeral Complex, 7200 Newman Blvd., LaSalle.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 7, at 11:00 a.m. at Madre dei Cristiani Church, 7935 Lefebvre St., LaSalle.
Interment will follow at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery (Esther-Blondin Mausoleum), 4601 Côte-des-Neiges Rd., Montreal.
Special thanks to the compassionate staff and physicians of the JGH.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Michele’s memory may be made to the Segal Cancer Centre at jghfoundation.org or at 514-340-8251.
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