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Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“Mike You have been apart of my life for 51 years now. Without you we would not have our four wonderful children and there mates or eight...Read More »
1 of 38 | Posted by: Sharron DelRossi - Methuen, MA

“To Michael, Nikki, Steve & Shawn Living far away, I haven't had the opportunity to visit your Dad in quite some time. I do remember upon meeting...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Robert Redmond - Goose Creek, SC, SC

“Chief, as I have always called you. I want to thank you for all the wonderful memories you have left inside me. You have touched my life in ways...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Brian Darisse - Pelham, NH

“we are so sorry for your loss - Papa will be missed forever - our thoughts and prayers are with you all - love always Don, Cheryl, Connor and Tori ”
4 of 38 | Posted by: Cheryl Schacht - Beverly, MA

“Michael, Steven, Nicki, Shawn & Family I am so sorry for your loss, all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Christine ”
5 of 38 | Posted by: Christine Rowton Correia - MA

“Mike was a great man and I am very thankful to have known him for so many years. You will be missed by all. Below is a poem I wanted to share. God...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Karen Price - Hudson, NH

“Mike was the first person we met at Square Pond ten years ago when we bought the house across the street. WHAT A GOOD FRIEND HE WAS. Always ready...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Ken and Judy Zereski - Bellingham, MA

“I was fortunate enough to know Mike for over 20 years. Always enjoyed seeing him at the numerous and always great DelRossie Family gatherings. Mike's...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Jim Price - Merrimack, NH

“Praying for all who knew and loved this wonderful,kind man...a ray of sunshine,he took in and loved my friend's cat Lenny as his own...that was the...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Catherine Linton Cutler - Danvers, MA

“I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
10 of 38 | Posted by: Sue Cutter

“Rest in peace my friend we shared alot of laughs over the years,you will be missed.god bless you and your family. your friend Bill. ”
11 of 38 | Posted by: Bill Born - Reading, MA - Friend

“Mikey cousin Mikey so much more than just a cousin, Mike was someone to talk to, someone to make you laugh,someone to laugh with and someone to be...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Bill & Karen Palladino - ME

“Will miss our morning greetings at the pond and especially Missy who would never ride in the golf cart with you. How many times she would hold up...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: john and mary Conserva - Stoneham, MA

“Sharron, Michael, Steven, Nicki, Sean. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear husband and father. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: Edie Babcock - Pelham, NH

“SUCH A COOL GUY...........WAS ALWAYS SMILIN AND HAPPY EVERY TIME I SAW HIM. WEATHER IT WAS ON CATALPA ST, OR AROUND WAKEFIELD. MY HEARTFELT...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: JULIO ENCARNACAO III - NAPLES, FL

“Dear Nicki and Sharron, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. Wishing you strength and love in your memories. So glad you...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: Katella Edwards Dulmage - NH

“The memories I have with your Dad and your family are ones I will never forget. From him taking us go-karting when I was 12 to hanging at the house...Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Wardie - Amesbury, MA - Friend

“Mike was a great friend great neighbor and a great bocci player ,Mike was my partner in 1989 and we played five months in my yard and won first place...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Sam Camponescki - Wakefield, MA

“So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Michael, prayers are with all of you today and always. ”
19 of 38 | Posted by: Cindy & Tom Ward Sr. - MA

“He will always be remembered and never forgotten...xo ”
20 of 38 | Posted by: Dawn Coviello - Danvers, MA

“To Mike & Family, I want to say how deeply sorry i am and that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I want to say knowing your dad was a...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: Michelle Albano - Peabody, MA

“Will always remember Mr. D. No matter what was going on he was always so laid back and calm about everything. He was a good man. ”
22 of 38 | Posted by: Annemarie Moretti - Wakefield, MA

“So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. Marie monroe ”
23 of 38 | Posted by: Marie Monroe

“Papa, Thank you for always making me feel like I was part of the family. "FAMILY isn't always blood, It's the people in your life who want you in...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Michelle SweeneyPapa - Dracut, MA

“To Michael, Stevie, Nicki, Shawn and families, I am so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I remember him as a nice man, from my days...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Diane (Johnston) Carroll - Rowley, MA

“Mike was a great friend who enjoyed life to the fullest. Always smiling and happy. Loved the lake and his family. Will be missed but never...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: sue carlan and al perry - wells, ME

“Nicki and family, My Prayers and heartfelt thoughts go to you and your family at this time. Remember all the happy memories and smile often when...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: Karen Hill - Salem, NH

“BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS. ”
28 of 38 | Posted by: LOUISE HITCHINGS DOYLE

“I never met Mike DelRossi. But my daughter Kelly has. Kelly has a Developmental Disability and Mike's daughter Nicki is her day support professional....Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: Cathy Spinney - Pelham, NH

“Hello Papa, This is one of your favorite daughter-in-laws. I want to thank you for the wonderful memories that you have given me and my family. ...Read More »
30 of 38 | Posted by: Christine DelRossi - Dracut , MA

“Papa, as I called you and still do... there is not a minute that goes by that I am not thinking about what a wonderful man you are and all the nice...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Suzanne Bradley - Londonderry, NH

“My deepest condolences to the Del Rossi family. Over the 25+ years that I knew Mike, I cannot recall a time that he did not have a big smile on his...Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Colin Cahill - West Boylston, MA

“my deepest sympathies to the entire Delrossi family. Mike was and always will be a big part of my life. he was a wonderful man and i will miss him...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Heidi Cahill Stumpf - malden, MA

“Dad, I don't quite know what to say. I wish I had one more day to let you know that you were the most important man in my life. I have no idea how I...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: Nicki Darisse - Pelham, NH

“Rest in peace , dear cousin. Your in my thoughts and prayers, love, Jessie ”
35 of 38 | Posted by: Jessie Robbins McLennan - MA

“We will never forget the boat ride you tooks us on last summer, we will always carry that in our hearts always. Love And...Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: Carol Scott - Tewksbury, MA

“MAY YOU REST IN PEACE, DEAR FRIEND SO MANY MEMORIES OF SPRING AVENUE THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ”
37 of 38 | Posted by: Leona (Gerrior) Carr - NH

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
38 of 38 | Posted by: John W, & John H,Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA


Michael L. DelRossi passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on August 30, 2012 at the age of 69. Michael was born in Winchester, MA on June 23, 1943 to the late Michael S. & Rita M. (Toussaint) DelRossi and was the grandson of the late Antonio & Julia (Bennedetto) DelRossi. A lifelong resident of Wakefield, he was raised in the same house as his parents and grandparents; he graduated from Wakefield High School and entered the US Army. Michael served in the US Army as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War. He worked as a fork lift mechanic for Independent Lift Truck Service and then for Quality Lift Truck Service in Woburn for many years. In his younger years Mr. DelRossi enjoyed playing the base in a local band, liked playing bocce and was a member of the Crystal Community Club in Wakefield. Michael loved to ride his Harley Davidson, enjoyed traveling up to his camp on Square Pond in Acton, Maine; where he liked to go four wheeling and taking trips out on the pond in his pontoon boat. He was the former husband of Sharon K. (Whitaker) DelRossi. Father of Michael S. DelRossi & his former wife Colleen of Wakefield, Steven A. DelRossi & his wife Christine of Dracut, Nicki Darisse & her husband Brian of Pelham, NH and Shawn DelRossi & his wife Donna of Methuen. Grandfather of Michael, Kayla, Amber, Scott, Danielle, Ashley, Montana & Grace. Brother of the late Kenneth DelRossi. A Funeral will be held from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Friday Sept. 7th at 8:45AM. A Funeral Mass to follow at St. Florence Church, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield at 10AM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday from 4:00-8:00PM. Interment at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield.