Harmon Funeral Home

571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY


Michele Anderson

February 7, 1947February 5, 2020

Michele B. Anderson, a selfless, generous soul, born Feb. 7, 1947, was called home to heaven on Feb. 5, 2020. Michele died resting peacefully at her home in Staten Island, surrounded by family and devoted friends. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. Michele Anderson, PhD, R.N., held a doctorate in psychology and M.S. degree in nursing. Early in her career, Michele worked at Vanderbilt and Metropolitan Nursing Homes as a director of nursing and served as president and business owner of ARO Community Services, recruiting nurses from all over the world to staff hospitals and nursing homes in New York and North Carolina. She retired in 2007, to begin a new chapter in her life as a doting grandmother. Michele is survived by her loving children, Nicole and son-in-law, Jason Hiler and "Her Son, Her Son, The Wonderful One," Erick and his wife, Chantal and her grandchildren, D'Anthony, Kyle, Shayne, Madison, Sophia, Mia, Chanelle and Nicholas. She was loved and cared for with unconditional love by Maribel. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to an Animal Rescue Farm Sanctuary that provides lifelong care for all animals: Farm Sanctuary National Headquarters, P.O. Box 150, Watkins Glen, N.Y. 14891 (farmsanctuary.org ). Visitation is Sunday, Feb. 9 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Harmon Funeral Home, S.I. Mass will be Monday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 30 Manor Rd., S.I.

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  • Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Blessed Sacrament Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Greenwood Cemetery Monday, February 10, 2020


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Diane Koneschusky

February 6, 2020

My heart is broken but I am happy you are finally at peace. You suffered a lot in the last few years but always tried to be positive. You were selfless to many people & helped everyone that needed assistance. The 50 years we have been friends has changed my life. I thank you for all the advice & support you gave over the years. Your children & grandchildren & your birds were the joy of your life. May God hold you close & the angels surround you in heaven. Til we meet again dear friend. I will miss our daily phone calls.

Linda Massa

February 6, 2020

Michele was one of the kindest, most generous people I’ve ever known. She adored her children and grandchildren, and loved sharing stories about them. She was a brilliant businesswoman, both strong and compassionate. We met in our twenties and traveled our different paths, often exchanging the fears and joys of life’s challenges. If we didn’t speak for a while, it was ok, we simply picked up where we left off. I will miss you my friend. Rest peacefully in God’s house.