OBITUARY

Michelle Patricia Eastley

19 September, 19633 September, 2021
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Michelle Patricia (DeCook) Eastley, 57, of Land O Lakes, FL, passed away on September 3rd, 2021 in Land O Lakes, FL.

Michelle was born in Fulton, NY to Robert and Carol DeCook on September 19th, 1963. She went to school at Sodus Central. She married her childhood friend and high school sweetheart, Ted Eastley on July 19th, 1986 in Sodus, NY. She graduated with honors from Saint Leo University.

Michelle was hired by TECO Energy in 1987. She spent the next 34 years building a reputation for outstanding leadership while mentoring many colleagues. After numerous accomplishments and leading many successful business units, Michelle’s outstanding career brought her to TECO People’s Gas where she served as Territory Manager for the Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa and St. Petersburg divisions.

Michelle served on the Distribution Operations Committee for Southern Gas Association. And she served on the Operations Committee for the Florida Natural Gas Association. She also served as chairperson for both organizations for a period of time.

Michelle is preceded in death by her father Robert Roy DeCook.

Michelle is survived by her Husband Ted, Children Andrew and Anna, Sisters Casey Scoville and Shannon McVeigh, Step Brothers Scott Zimmerman and Gary Witty, Mother Carol (McKeon) Lawler and step mothers Rebecca Mancini and Donna Liebentritt.

A Celebration Of Life will be held at 5:00 PM Friday, September 24th, 2021. Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM at 22920 SR 54 Lutz FL 33549 with Pastor Mike Moore of Grace Family Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Blount & Curry Funeral Home.

The family of Michelle wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr Kedar Kirtani and staff at Moffitt Cancer Center, HPH Hospice, Blount & Curry Funeral Home and Grace Family Church, Land O Lakes, FL.

Memorials, contributions and donations can be made to Grace Family Church in Land O Lakes, Florida.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 24 September , 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, 24 September , 2021

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Kristina & Macho Liberti

26 September 2021

Although we never met Michelle, we have had the pleasure of meeting her son, Drew. He was the best man at our daughter's wedding. We are so terribly sorry for the loss of a wife and mom. She meant a great deal to our son-in-law and she will be surely missed.

Frank and Heidi Busot

24 September 2021

Dear Ted, Andrew and Anna,

Our hearts are with you. ❤️

Darlene and Mike Bartoletta

24 September 2021

Ted, Andrew and Ana and all of your family,
Mike and I travel back tomorrow evening to Tampa, so sorry we are unable to be there today, sending our heartfelt condolences, much love and continued prayers xo

Chinmayi Karmalkar

23 September 2021

Words are not adequate to express how I feel about this loss and to describe this wonderful, extraordinary woman. Michelle made me feel welcome and appreciated my work, as an intern! I fell in love with TECO partly because of her and she welcomed me into the TECO family. I cannot thank her enough.
I have lost a friend and mentor, I can only hope to carry on her spark to the best of my abilities. I will forever be grateful to God for blessing my life by bringing Michelle into it, for providing me a human being that I can aspire to be like.
Rest peacefully my loving friend, you will be missed by all those whose lives you touched in a short time.

Tina Mary

22 September 2021

I can’t share enough how special Michelle was to me and how much I valued our friendship. When we first met 20 years ago, we became instant friends. Although between work and daily life we didn’t get to see each other as often as we wanted, when we did get together, no time had past and we picked up where we left off. I’ll forever remember the good times we had and how absolutely amazing and beautiful Michelle was inside and out. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Kenna Gonzalez

21 September 2021

I miss you more than any words can express. You were always there for me both personally and professionally and I will NEVER forget you. The memories we shared together will be with me forever.

Jill Girard

20 September 2021

Michelle was beautiful inside and out. I admired her for her intelligence, her quick wit, her caring heart, and her beautiful smile. She touched so many people in her short life. I feel fortunate to have been one of those people.

Rest peacefully my sweet friend

Lisa and Jeff Cornelius

20 September 2021

We have fond memories of fun times together as neighbors in Carpenter's Run. We are saddened by Michelle's passing.

Mark Whitaker

15 September 2021

She was my friend first and I miss her dearly.

Cheri Sattelmeier

15 September 2021

My you rest in peace my friend. Prayers to the Eastley family and friends.

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