OBITUARY

Michael Visconti Jr.

March 5, 1925March 30, 2016
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Michael Visconti, 91, of Coconut Creek, Florida, joined his Maker on March 30, 2016. Michael was born in New York City, New York on March 5, 1925, the loyal son of hard-working, Italian immigrants Michael and Giovanna (nee: Costabile) and loving brother of Josephine Nonna. “Mike” attended Theodore Roosevelt High School and Manhattan College in New York City. Married on June 15, 1947, he and his faithful partner Mimi (nee: Lover) enjoyed more than 68 loving years together. Mike served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Wisconsin in World War II. For more than 21 years, Mike drove the hook and ladder truck for the 1898-founded Engine Company 68 of the Fire Department of New York, at the “house on the hill” near Yankee Stadium in South Bronx. A journeyman carpenter and general contractor of commercial and residential properties, Mike also was the manager of Mother’s Sound Studio in Manhattan. Mike was a member of the Knights of Columbus, held executive positions in the Coconut Creek Italian American Club, St. Vincent’s Men’s Guild and St. Luke Men’s Club, American Legion Post 157, Moose Lodge and the Wynmoor Village Condominium Association. Mike’s many “unsung” charitable endeavors included: Food for the Poor, lifting the spirits of the sick and grieving, and supporting area youth scholarship programs. An avid golfer and maybe just a tad too competitive ping pong and billiards player, Mike is probably most fondly remembered for his singing and entertaining at numerous Gert Weinberg Wynmoor Dance Troupe production shows at Coconut Creek , with the St. Vincent and St. Luke choirs and at Veterans Park on Independence Days. Michael is survived by his devoted wife and song, dance, and stage acting partner, Mimi; his sons Michael Anthony Visconti and wife Corinne Goodrich and the Reverend Canon Richard Visconti and wife Janna Schwartz; grandchildren Michael Visconti, Adam Visconti and wife Kelly Richter, Katherine Visconti, Cassandra Visconti, and Andrew Visconti. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6 at Saint Vincent’s R.C. Church, 6350 N.W. 18th Street, Margate, Florida, 33063. His wake will be at 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, Florida, 33064. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael’s memory may be sent to the Saint Vincent Men’s Guild at the above address.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 5, 2016
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 6, 2016
REMEMBERING

Michael Visconti Jr.

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Jamie Belsky

April 7, 2016

Michael, Adam, and Katherine - I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your grandfather. Losing loved ones is never easy, but when it is someone with the vivacity and joy of Michael (OG) it is especially hard. I will always think of him at Christmas.

Marianne Nonna

April 6, 2016

I will always remember Uncle Mike when we used to go the house in Long Beach. Visits to Florida when we would all get together with my Pop too. The Pig Roasts in our backyard when we would sing along to Uncle Mike's accordion. Uncle Mike and I both loved singing and and acting and I hope his angel is watching down as I put up my production of Guys and Dolls jr. this spring. I know he would love it! I will always miss him.

valerie belsky

April 5, 2016

Michael and Corey
I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a big part of the reason I loved Christmas. When it was time to sing, Mikayla and I loved it. I must say the last Christmas we were all together, I felt very teary eyed when we all sang. I thought what will we do without Mike. I loved his smile, his stories and his kindness. He was so special to me and the kids. We are all so sorry he's gone. We will miss him. My love and heart go out to you all. Valerie Belsky

Scott, Marie and Mary Mitchell / Nickinello

April 4, 2016

Mike we will miss your wonderful smile,beautiful singing voice and the sounds of
Your soft voice telling us your wonderful stories. We know that all though it is quiet hear you are now lighting the stars and entertaining the Angels in heaven.
We will forever miss you but never forget you. Until our hearts meet again forever. With love.

Rose Prodgers

April 4, 2016

I remember Mike always smiling, laughing and singing. We had a great time with him and Aunt Mimi one Thanksgiving when we first moved to FL. They cooked a big turkey and everything to go with it for us. My mom was visiting too. He drove my girls around in the golf cart which they loved! It was a nice day and we were warmly welcomed! Rest in peace.

Gail Fraser-Tarlow

April 4, 2016

Oh Uncle Mike, who will lead us in every holiday song ever written on Christmas? Who will regale us with stories of being a fireman in the Bronx? You were nothing if not entertaining! I shall miss you enormously. You are a part of every family memory I have. My vocabulary is peppered with words I'm pretty sure you made up: "Skinny Balink" (as in: you lost too much weight, you look like a skinny balink). Or, "Chickybabe", which could be anybody under the age of 10. You always addressed me as "Beauty" when we would greet each other and you made me feel better about myself. I'm sure there are many people who feel as I do. Your spirit carries on, Uncle Mike; you will never be forgotten...

Paul Costabile

April 3, 2016

I miss you already uncle Mike. Your war stories, carpenter stories and life stories. You were always happy and made everyone around you feel good. A great gentleman who will be truly missed.

April 2, 2016

So sorry to hear of your passing . You are surely in the hands of God now and peace be with you. You were a fine gentleman with something good to say about everyone. Bless you and your family.
Betty Curnock

fjohn reinke (mc1968)

April 2, 2016

The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any mans death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.

FROM THE FAMILY