OBITUARY

Michael Senitta Jr.

May 11, 1945March 14, 2021

On Sunday, March 14, 2021 Michael Senitta Jr, loving husband, father, brother and grandfather passed away at the age of 75.

Michael was born May 11, 1945 in Yonkers, NY to Michael Senitta Sr. and Helen (Krenza) Senitta. He received his master’s degree from Iona College. He worked for the United States department of energy in Princeton, NJ and Riverhead, NY. He was also a tax accountant. On June 24, 1967 he married Leona Kulaga and they raised their 3 children, Annette, Elaine and Michael-John. Michael enlisted in the Army in 1966 and served his country proudly as a helicopter pilot. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war. Michael loved to play golf with his brothers and friends and had many golf outings. He was also an avid gardener and Giants fan. He was known for his quick wit, his loving smile and his kind and compassionate spirit. He was always ready to lend a helping hand or an ear to just listen. Even his small acts of kindness made big impacts in people’s lives. He was a man among men. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Michael Sr. and his mother, Helen. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Leona, his 3 children, Annette, Elaine and Michael-John, his brothers Thomas and Paul, his granddaughter Charlotte, daughter in law Daniela and countless friends and family. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at St. John the Baptist RC Church on Yonkers Ave. In lieu of flowers a donation in his name can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

  • Committal

    Thursday, March 18, 2021

Memories

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Bob &Carole Sajdak

March 18, 2021

Leona, dear friend, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and the children are in our thoughts and prayers.

Claudia Bojaj

March 15, 2021

It was such a pleasure knowing Mr. Senitta. He was truly a respectable, kind, and genuine man. We always enjoyed his sense of humor. He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Michael John (my brother in law) Leona, Annette and Elaine.
With Love,
Claudia & Anton Bojaj

Denise Giannasca

March 15, 2021

Mr. Senitta you always made me laugh and always knew what to say and how to say things. Thank you for welcoming me into your home like i was partnof your family .

I will never forget all our talks about life and how much you taught me!!! I will never forget you and how kind you were to my mom!!!! You will always be in my heart!!!! Please watch over us!!!!

Dawn Ciciola

March 15, 2021

I have known Mr. Senitta and the Senitta family for almost 30 years. Mr. Senitta was a truly wonderful man. A terrific father to my best friend, Annette and her siblings Elaine and Michael. A loving husband to his amazing wife, Leona. He had a really great sense of humor. He was patient and kind and a friend to so many people. I have learned of his generosity of spirit through others that have known him. He was a very proud Veteran but more important a proud father, husband, brother and grandfather. His sense of family was of the greatest importance to him. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. But lucky are those of us that did know him.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY