I just learned of Mike's passing from the Prep Magazine that arrived today.
"Tacci " and I were close friends in high school. Both, from Hoboken, played Football, served on the Cultural Committee, founded the Ski Club and campaigned for the Executive Committee of the Student Council.
We 'double dated' to Prom and Semi-formals.
On any given morning, I'd get a call, and Mike would slyly croon, " We got Wheels". That was a good day... Didn't have to lug football equipment ( nor sneak cigarettes ) on the back of the 31 Grove St bus. The only price for me was having to continuously listen to the 'Cream' album in the 8-track at full volume.
Men don't change much after 18, so I know Mike remained a great guy. He'll continue to be in my prayers under the category of 'people that made my life better'.
If I make it to Heaven and hear 'White Room' playing, I'll make my way over to see who is closest to the speakers, and give him a big hug..
I am sad to learn of Mike's passing.
Having fond memories of working with him at St. Marys Hospital for over 6 years. Not only was he a great boss to work with, he was a good man, always fair and honest. I have never worked for anyone as nice as Mike.
I will always remember how excited he was when he purchased his beautiful home in Pequannock, him announcing he was going to be a father, and beaming ear to ear with the arrival of his precious little girl, Alyssa.
My deepest sympathy to all his family.
May he rest in eternal peace.
Gina Visaggio King