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Michael J. Monteforte
August 14, 1973 ~ May 23, 2023 (age 49) 49 Years Old
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Michael was God’s gift to us, to all of us, for almost fifty years.
Michael grew up in Westbury with his three older brothers, Jack, Bill, and Carmine. Michael’s life changed thirty-three years ago when his father, Carmine, met his devoted stepmother, Ginger, also gaining another brother, Chuck, and finally a sister, Kelly.
His world was his family, Saint Brigids (especially the Italian community), the village of Westbury, and Burger King.
Every Summer, Michael loved spending time in Montauk with his cousins. He cherished the dinners they had and the time spent helping them at Puff and Putt Miniature Golf. He felt loved and safe with his Uncle Pete and his late Aunt Lynn. He looked forward to his Sunday calls with Uncle Pete, especially when they were discussing classic cars.
He loved his church and was proud when asked to usher at mass. Donating to Saint Brigids was important to him and he loved that he could donate using an envelope with his own name on it. Sharing, caring, and giving are all qualities Michael possessed, so donating to Saint Brigids’ food pantry was very important to him.
Michael began his career at Burger King approximately thirty years ago. His family would like to thank the BOCES program for such an accurate placement. His personality shined through and he was exceptionally well liked by his coworkers and customers. He truly felt that Burger King was his second family and they held a special place in his heart.
Michael enjoyed going to village board meetings and keeping abreast of all the happenings in Westbury. He loved expressing his observations and opinions to the trustees where/whenever he met them.
He loved people, whether he met them on his way to work, at church, at Costco, or just riding his bike. He just loved everyone he met and they felt his kindness. He would remember their names, their children, etc. He would inquire about their health and well-being and always offer to pray for them. Every place he went, people knew him and he knew them and their life stories.
Michael was taken from us so unexpectedly, but the void left by his sudden departure will be filled with the light of his kindness shown to us all when he was with us. He will be sorely missed, but always cherished.
Donations to Saint Brigids’ food pantry would be appreciated to continue Michael’s caring and giving nature.