Michael J. Aronica

April 8, 1939August 8, 2012

ARONICA - Michael J. August 8, 2012, beloved husband and soul mate of Trudi (nee Genco) Aronica; beloved father of Michael (Mary) Aronica, MD, Lynn-Marie (Michael Cummings, MD) Aronica, MD, and Jo-Anne (Kenneth) Yermak; loving Papa of Meghan, Madeline, Marykate, Matthew, Jack, Samantha, Hayden and Mikenna; son of the late Calogera (nee DiNatale) and Calogero Aronica; brother of Theresa (late Paul) Burgio, Marianne (late Salvatore) DiMarco, James (late Marie) Aronica, the late Sarah Aronica, late Mary (James) Barba and the late Joseph (late Marlene) Aronica; brother-in-law of Salvatore (Delores) Genco, Marilyn (Sal) Amico and the late Josephine Timineri Moran; also survived by many nieces and nephews, and loving & loyal pet Yogi. Family present on Thursday from 3-8 PM at the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd., Williamsville. Family and friends are asked to assemble for a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Friday at 9:30 AM at St. Benedict’s RC Church. Many thanks to the healthcare providers who gave him their undivided support and love. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michael’s name may be made to the Michael Aronica Scholarship Fund, c/o Sweet Home Dollars for Scholars, 1901 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst, NY 14228 or Hospice Buffalo, Michael was a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Benedict’s Church.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 16, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 17, 2012

Michael J. Aronica

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Cheryl Melancon

September 4, 2012

Dr. Aronica and family - sorry to hear of your loss.

Trudi Aronica

August 17, 2012

Thank you for all your wishes for Michael and the family. I appreciate your prayers and your support. We will cherish the memories we have of him with all the family and friends during the good times. Keep us in your prayers and always remember his smile.

Reginald/Tina Garner

August 17, 2012

Our prayers to your whole family.

Patrick Cauley

August 17, 2012

Aronica Family,

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Aronica. He was a great family man, teacher and coach and I am forever grateful that I had the opportunity to work under his guidance as a young educator. God Bless.

Patrick(PJ) Cauley
Hamburg Central Schools

Janeene Thrun

August 16, 2012

This is a tremendous loss for you and the community. I work with Mary and know how fond she is of her father-in-law. May the memories you share bring you joy and peace as you celebrate a life well- lived.

Ange & Angie Coniglio

August 16, 2012

Trudi and family:

Mike will always be our ideal of a father, teacher, and friend. His smiling face, his enthusiasm for the things and people he loved, and his disdain for anything phony will stay in our memories as a reminder of his exemplary life.

May we speak for all the members of the 'Mike Aronica Bicycle Club' and say, "Rest in peace, Mike: you'll be sorely missed, and forever remembered."

Amy Reen

August 16, 2012

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mr Aronica. Our family will forever remember him as an incredible father, great husband, a faithful Catholic, his incredible smile that would welcome anyone and a laugh that was so unique and mishchevious.
His white curls still make me think of my Grandma Grace comparing who had a better shade as she would play with those curls. We still hear him chanting- "Viva San Guiseppie".
May God bless you all over these next few days of rememberences, old friends and family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
All our love,
Amy & Chris,
Hannah, Sean and Griffin Reen

Jean Silliman

August 16, 2012

Dear Trudy and family,
I send you all my heartfelt sympathy. You have lost a loving devoted husband, father and grandfather. It's my prayer that you will be blessed with the strength to face tomorrow and the days to come. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jean Silliman

Tony Crimi

August 16, 2012

So very sorry to hear of Michael"s passing, I drove tractor trailer with Mike many years ago in the early 1960"s for Riverside Service it was a pleasure & honor to work with Mike, he was always a gentleman,My prayers & thoughts are with you.May God Bless You.

Roy&Gloria Carlisi

August 15, 2012

Dear Aronica Family, We are so sorry for all of you during this hour of your loss.I knew Mike during his teens.He was a joy to be around.