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Michael Antonio Procida

February 4, 1947October 25, 2020
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Mr. Michael Antonio Procida was a wonderful man with a kind, loving and compassionate heart for people and he loved The Lord. He was born in Naples, Italy where he grew up with his parents and 5 sisters. He eventually served in the Italian Military for a short period and then became a prestigious barber and hair stylist. He was known for his stylish tendencies and committed himself to detailed works of perfection, resulting in winning several awards for his performances. He came to visit America and loved this country. He knew this was where he wanted to settle. Upon his return to Naples, he met the love of his life, Antonietta. After courting her, they developed a beautiful relationship which led them to move to Chicago, Illinois and become united in Holy matrimony, as husband and wife.

He proceeded to become an American Citizen and entered into a family business of grocery retail as well as continuing to perform barber and hairstylist services privately. After working as a butcher and in the produce department, he recognized how much he enjoyed the detail of being able to create beautiful displays, offer quality products and share his love of people in the community. He and his wife had 2 beautiful daughters whom they raised with the same love and ethics they both shared. He always had music playing, enjoyed cooking, eating, entertaining and being with people.

They later moved to Florida to be closer to their children, grandchildren, Michael’s mom and sisters’ families. Family was Michael’s heart. He loved nothing more than being together with his family and sharing life, love, laughter, music and of course delicious Italian cuisine. He was satisfied by the simple things in life and was always willing to help or provide for anyone in need. He was the patriarch of the family and will be missed tremendously.

He departed this life on October 25, 2020 and was preceded in death by his parents, Domenico and Giovanna Procida, and his sister, Antonietta Procida-Cinelli.

His beautiful life will always be cherished in the lives of his wife of 48 years, Antonietta, his daughters: Joanne(Tom) DeMase, Lorena(Tullio) Gentile, his 4 grandchildren: Tommy DeMase, Antonio DeMase, Nicla Gentile and Nino DeMase, his sisters: Silvana(Gennaro) Procida-Caramante, Norma(Indalicio) Ortiz, Sara Procida, Patrizia(Marcelino) Briseno. He had several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews in the US and Italy.

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Kellie Kassela

November 16, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a good neighbor. Always happy- loved life and his family!

Mary Herzic-Rourke

November 16, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Procida was a great man. My prayers go out to your family.

Sincerely,
Mary Herzic-Rourke

Candido & Letizia Ciaparrone

October 30, 2020

Carissimo cognato Michele, we can no longer see you with our eyes, but we will feel you in our heart forever.
Our heart goes out to you Antonietta, Joanna, Lorena and your beautiful family.
No words can really help to easy the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in our thought and prayer.
We will always cherish the fun memories we had and phone conversations.
Rest in Peace, carissimo cognato, Michele

With much Love and deepest sympathy,
Candido & Letizia
Zio & Zia

Anna Coniglio

October 30, 2020

To my AWESOME family who we deeply love. We share in this time of grief, but also share in the love and memories.
Zio Michele, 😥 you will always be within ❤️ our heart.
We will cherish beautiful memories and laughters we had over the years.
Someone as Special as you will never be forgotten.
With our love and deepest sympathy as we remember you Zio ❤️🙏🏻
Phil & Anna

Sabrina Schroeter

October 30, 2020

To our wonderful family, We are so deeply sorry for your loss. We have and will continue to pray for each one of you during this time. Uncle Mike will truly be missed. I will always remember when my parents would bring me over to Uncle Mike and Zia's house and have so much fun visiting with them. I always remember him being so funny and he would always love to sing anywhere he would go. Always made us smile! He always had a happy heart!
Even though we are all so far away you all our in hearts!! We love you all!! May you rest in Peace Uncle Mike. ❤
Love,
Sabrina, Mike, Sophia, and Ava


Lena Lake

October 29, 2020

Our deepest condolences to our friends, our family. We will always remember the kind, gentle & loving man you always were Mike to your family & ours. You will be deeply missed. May you Rest In Peace.
All Our Love, Chris, Lena, Michael & Christopher Lake

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