In Remembrance of Michael Joseph Zangardi

Michael Joseph Zangardi

Michael Joseph Zangardi

Dunmore, PA April 1, 1980 ~ September 12, 2012 Date of Service: September 17, 2012



Michael Joseph Zangardi, 32, Dunmore, died Wednesday at home.


Born April 1, 1980 in Scranton, he was the son of Armand and Pat Caterino Zangardi of Dunmore.


Michael attended Bishop O’Hara High School and graduated in 1998 from Scranton High School. He was a member of St. Paul’s Parish, Scranton. He was an extraordinary, loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. He had an enormous capacity for loving those around him and he always enjoyed being with family and friends. He especially loved with all his heart his nieces, Pia and Mira Belle and his nephew Armand Paul Zangardi IV. His brother’s children always knew how much their Uncle Michael loved them.


He excelled in all sports, baseball, basketball, and football and loved the Dave Matthews Band.


The family would like to express a very special thank you for all the love, kindness, concern and professionalism Dr. Kenneth Sebastianelli, Cindy Donovan and their staff exhibited to Michael. They were a gift in his life. Michael was always grateful for the special relationship that he had with Dr. Nick Colangelo and Dick Conaboy, who never gave up on him and whom he loved very much.


Also surviving are his loving brother, A.J. Zangardi, Scranton, a maternal grandmother, Marilla “Nanny” Gibbons Caterino, who he would visit every week and who he loved so much, Scranton, his aunt Addie Caterino Smith, and her husband Tom, Scranton, his uncle and godfather, Guy Caterino and his wife Joanne, Lake Ariel, an uncle Sandor “Sonny” Zangardi and his wife Bonnie, Wyoming, PA, a special aunt and godmother, Pattie Fricchione Barbuti and her husband Joe, Scranton, his girlfriend Tara Altman, Dunmore, cousins and extended family.


He was preceded in death by a maternal grandfather Michael J. Caterino, and paternal grandparents, Armand and Jean Deutsch Zangardi.


The funeral will be Monday at 10:30am in St. Paul’s Church, 1510 Penn Avenue Scranton. Interment will be private. All those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.


The family will receive friends Sunday 3-6pm in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore.


Preferred memorial contributions may be made to The Clearbrook Foundation – Families Helping Families 1003 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA 18704.    




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Shannon Kyle
Posts: 73
Condolence in remembrance of Michael
Reply #36 on : Mon December 10, 2012, 18:56:55
Dear Mr. And Mrs. Zangardi, A.J., and family
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I am so sad to hear of Michael passing. My thoughts are with you.
Shannon Healey Kyle
Art & Emily Fugere
Posts: 73
Loving Thoughts at this time of your loss
Reply #35 on : Mon September 24, 2012, 13:58:59
Hi Armand & Pat & entire family,
So very sorry for the loss of your son, Michael. Many good memories of you both from so many years ago through our relationship with Dan Adamczyk. You were so very kind to me over the years. I have been blessed to have known you both and even though we have not been in direct contact all these years, do know that I have cherished those times in my heart and have kept the memories there while growing up all these years. A smile comes to my heart when I think of you and our times in Scranton and elsewhere. Keep that smile in your heart for your son, Michael and know that he is with Jesus in eternal paradise awaiting the reunion of you all someday when you will all be together. That is our Faith and Hope and Love for each other. Art & Emily Fugere Eagan,MN
Bryan Splendido
Posts: 73
Re: In Remembrance of Michael Joseph Zangardi
Reply #34 on : Wed September 19, 2012, 18:44:34
Dear Pat and Armand,

I'll never forget a special person like Michael.
My thoughts, prayers and love are with you.
pattie sasala stevens
Posts: 73
my heart is sad
Reply #33 on : Tue September 18, 2012, 23:11:30
pat and armand my heart is full of saddness for your family.i did not know michael.. but i am sure with you too as his parents he was a fine young man,, praying for your family. pattie sasala stevens
Neil Donahue
Posts: 73
Re: In Remembrance of Michael Joseph Zangardi
Reply #32 on : Tue September 18, 2012, 14:25:05
Pat, Armand and Family;
Our deepest sympathy on Michael's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Neil and Kathy Donahue
Posts: 73
Your beautiful son Michael
Reply #31 on : Mon September 17, 2012, 18:24:57
I could not stop thinking of you today. My heart goes out to you. One is not to ask why. We learned that everything happens in God's world for a reason. As a mother of 2 boys that struggle the 1st thing I thought when I found out about Michael was this could be one of my sons. May our Lord hold him in the palm of his hands. May Michael rest in peace . May all of you find comfort in God.
Marianne (McLane) Gambucci
Posts: 73
In Re: Michael Joseph Zangardi
Reply #30 on : Mon September 17, 2012, 13:07:22
Pat & Armand, I just heard today about Michael. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Love, Marianne
Paul Wirhanawski / Judy Wirhanawski
Posts: 73
Reply #29 on : Mon September 17, 2012, 12:42:23
Pat & Armand we are sco sorry to hear about Michael's passing. When I saw mike's obit in the paper we were very sad. You were great parents to michael,& he was a terrific young man who will be missed. We had some great times, with mike playing our favorite Slots. God Bless you both our prayers are with you. Michael is now in a better place, with our lord JESUS CHRIST. May our Lord comfort you at this very sad & difficult time.
Emily & Andy Turriziani
Posts: 73
Reply #28 on : Mon September 17, 2012, 00:36:06
Your beautiful son's smile, his spirit, and his goodness will always stay alive in the hearts of everyone who knew him. We pray that the love of your family and friends will help you through your grief. Maybe they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pour through and shine down on us to let us know they are alright and happy! We love you.
Jo Ann & George Hallesky
Posts: 73
Michael Joseph Zangardi
Reply #27 on : Sun September 16, 2012, 20:07:48

You probably would remember me as Jo Ann Boyko. My husband and I are saddened by your loss and yet, we were touched by the beautiful obituary for Michael. He was a wonderful young man. Jo Ann, your Sister-in-Law, and Guy are friends of ours. We waited in line at the funeral home to pay our respects in person, but we had to leave to attend a scheduled engagement.

We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

With Friendship,

Jo Ann and George
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