Kraeer Funeral Home & Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens

200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL


Michael John Lananna

September 7, 1956October 7, 2019

Michael John Lananna (Big Mike), age 63, of Tamarac, Florida passed away after a year long struggle on Monday October 7, 2019. Michael was originally from Brooklyn, New York.

Michael is survived by his wife Susan Dubin, sons Robert Lananna and Eric Lananna, daughter Jaime Lugo and granddaughter Olivia Lugo. He is also survived by his mother Angela Lananna D’Ambrosio (Tino), siblings Diane Stanislaw (Scott), and Frank Lananna (Tina), nieces Janine Alexandra and Elizabeth Stanislaw, nephew Michael Lananna, and best buddies Martin Boodwah and Carlos Villegas. Michael was predeceased by his father Michael Lananna Sr.

From day one, Michael made his presence known. The most beautiful baby boy with the big sky blue eyes. Always happy. Always hungry!! Michael always wanted to be by his father’s side. From 9 years old he chose to go to work with daddy instead of watching cartoons or playing outside, with his friends. He learned valuable lessons in life from an early age … Work hard, never stop, have respect and loyalty and take the chance. He had that gambling spirit and that’s what Michael lived by. Michael was larger than life. He always took Giant Steps, no matter what. He was a fearless man with a keen instinct to see opportunities that others didn’t. Michael had several businesses throughout his life. Some great, some good, some not so good. But, he didn’t worry about that, he just got it done. On to the next opportunity and challenge. Big Mike had a heart of gold. His generosity flowed freely. His infectious laugh lit up the room. His love for his family was unconditional. He beamed when his kids were near. They were his pride and hoy. Michael was blessed and privileged to have his best buddy, his brother from another mother, Martin (Bubba) for 20 years who never left his side throughout it all. We will miss you so. Our Big Boy. Our Gentle Giant. Our Michael.

A memorial gathering and Funeral Services for Michael will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Kraeer Funeral Home, 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33064, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 PM. A committal of urn will occur Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33064.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.dignitymemorial.com for the Lananna family.


  • Susan Dubin-Lananna, Wife
  • Robert Lananna, Son
  • Jaime Lananna-Lugo, Daughter
  • Eric Lananna, Son
  • Angela (Tino) Lananna D'Ambrosio, Mother
  • Diane (Scott) Stanislaw, Sister
  • Frank (Tina) Lananna, Brother
  • Olivia Lugo, Granddaughter
  • Michael Lananna Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Janine Alexandra, Niece
  • Elizabeth Stanislaw, Niece
  • Michael Lananna, Nephew
  • Martin Boodwah and Carlos Villegas, Best Buddies


  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Committal of Urn Saturday, October 19, 2019

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