Michael J. Falconeri, 72, of New Britain, husband of Dolores (Rawa), sang his last Karaoke song, “Finally Home” on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.
He was a life-long resident of New Britain and attended local schools and graduated from CCSU with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was employed by and retired from Webster Bank. Following in his father’s footsteps, Michael umpired for the New Britain Softball Association. He was an active parishioner of St. Jerome Church, a member of the choir and caller for their weekly Bingo games. He was also a lively presence at the New Britain Senior Center and enjoyed playing cards there.
Michael loved music, especially singing. He performed in Community Theater Groups including the Indian Valley Players in Vernon and the Connecticut Cabaret Theater in Berlin and frequented establishments that offered Karaoke. Michael was quite a character and had a wonderful sense of humor, and loved to laugh at his own jokes.
In addition to his wife, Dolores, Michael is survived by his mother, Yvette (LaRose) Falconeri of Newington, his sisters, Rena Redfield of New Britain, Lynn Aguero and husband, Efrain of Newington, Christine Biske and husband, Steve of Rocky Hill; his sister-in-law, Phyllis Belle and his brother-in-law, Richard Rawa of Farmington, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Michael was predeceased by his father, Joseph Falconeri, his sister, Jean Rossignol, his brothers-in-law, Ray Rossignol and Ron Schleicher.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Burritt Hill, 332 Burritt St., New Britain.
A time of visitation will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at Burritt Hill followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Jerome Church, New Britain. He will be laid to rest privately in the Garden Mausoleum of St. Mary Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Michael’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. To share a message of sympathy with his family, please visit us at duksa.net