OBITUARY

Michael J. LaPorte

April 23, 1962October 17, 2021
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Michael J.LaPorte, 59, loving father and husband left this world suddenly on Sunday October 17, 2021. Michael grew up in Southington CT, and was a graduate of Southington High School class of 1980.

He received his bachelor of business administration degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1984. He was the soccer team captain in high school and a member of the soccer team in college. He pursued a career as a sales account manager of Ashland Chemical Company and Quest Diagnostics for several years. Michael found his passion as a construction sales manager at CWPM, LLC for over ten years. He grew numerous personal and business relationships through his work. He recently became a member of the USA Hauling and Recycling family as a part of the contractor sales team where he continued to grow his territory. Michael (The Mick) spent many years coaching and umpiring in the Farmington Youth Baseball League as well as Farmington Youth Soccer League. He spent countless hours fundraising and participating in the booster clubs of his children’s high school sports. His infectious smile, laugh, encouragement, and kindness will be missed by all of the youth and adults he has encountered throughout his life. He leaves behind his loving wife Lisa Marie of 35 years and his four adoring children. Alyssa LaPorte and her husband Joshua Liskiewicz of Hamden, CT. Chelsea LaPorte (Devin Andrews) of Portland, CT. Brenden LaPorte (Nicole Fortuna) of Hooksett, NH and Owen LaPorte (Olivia Norton) of Farmington, CT. His children were the light of his life and number one priority including his “bonus” son Carson Helms of Philadelphia, PA. Michael will also be missed by his fur babies: Parker, Brady, Izzy, Gunner, and Oaklee who will miss his undying love, play time and all of his leftover plates. He was also survived by his parents Joseph and Dolores LaPorte, mother-in-law Carol D’Agostino, and brother-in-law James Palumbo all of Southington, CT. He was predeceased by his father-in-law Arthur P. D’Agostino and sister-in-law Tina L. Fresa. He leaves behind several Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews as well as countless friends and customers that he considered family. Michael had a great love for the sun, ocean and sand. He visited numerous Caribbean islands over the years with his wife and children, The Cayman Islands being his absolute favorite. He enjoyed many sports games, food, and conversations with his buddies at Ray’s Cigar Shop in Berlin, CT. Michael was an avid grill master at many sporting, family and professional events. He always had a story to tell or conversation to have with anyone who crossed his path and people always left with a smile after meeting him. He will be in our hearts forever and his spirit will never leave us for the rest of our lives.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church, 1050 Flanders Rd., Southington. Calling hours will be Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. For online condolences and directions please visit, www.dellavecchiasouthington.com

Memorial donations may be made to: Plainville Arc. P.O Box 15, 28 East Maple St, Plainville, CT 06062, where Michael played Santa to individuals with developmental disabilities for many years.

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, October 23, 2021

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Florence Dowler

November 13, 2021

To Delores, Joe and family
Sincere condolences to you and your family on the sudden loss of your son.
May God help you through this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Florence Dowler and family

Sherry Loomis

November 1, 2021

To Lisa,
I just heard of the loss of your dear husband and wanted to convey my deepest condolences to you and all of your family.
Sincerely,
Sherry Loomis

Diane Bennett

October 24, 2021

Dear Lisa and your Children:

May you find God's mercy and strength at this very difficult time. I am praying for you and your family.

Joe and Anne Krar

October 23, 2021

Dear Joe and Dolores. We are so saddened to hear of the tragic loss of your son. We miss seeing you at Family and catching up on the families. Please know that we do understand your heartbreak. God took our son, Michael, in March and we do know your pain. Believe he will always be in your hearts. Our deepest sympathies, Joe and Anne.

Moe Pichette

October 23, 2021

My condolences to the whole family me and Mike grew up together playing roller hockey at the YMCA it hurts my heart rest in peace

Kelley, Phil, & Ben Green (USJ LAX)

October 23, 2021

Owen, Lisa & family,

Sending our love and support your way.
Mike was the first to introduce himself and Lisa at Ben’s first freshman game making us feel so welcome. Baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies in Mike’s honor and will be sure to ”bring the milk!”

Mike will remain in many hearts forever. Wishing you all comfort and peace. (((Hugs)))

The Green Family

Sigrid Nicholas

October 22, 2021

Lisa and Family,
We are sending our deepest condolences .
I will always remember Micheal’s incredible sense of humor and his kind heart. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Sigrid, Nick
and Family

Benita Sica

October 22, 2021

Joe and Dolores, my deepest sympathies. I know there is nothing that I can say to ease your pain. Dan, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I am here if any of you need anything. Love you all.

Jessica Johnson

October 22, 2021

Sending big love, tight hugs and heartfelt sympathy to the LaPorte family & friends. I’m so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing & wish I had the chance to meet him <3

Sarah Miller

October 22, 2021

On behalf of the CREC Museum Academy Family, we offer our deepest sympathies during this difficult time to Chelsea and the entire LaPorte Family.

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