Michael “Mike” Gerrard Amenta passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the age of 60. Michael passed away peacefully of natural causes in Tampa, FL, near his place of residence in Sun City Center, FL.
Michael was born on November 11, 1960 at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, to the late Mary (Banamassa) Amenta and Sebastian Amenta. He grew up in Cromwell, CT with his parents and three siblings. Michael worked as an electrician with the union IBEW local 35 of Hartford for more than 30 years. He bought his first house in Middletown, CT, where he resided for over 30 years before achieving his dream of becoming a Florida resident.
Michael had many hobbies and interests. He loved spending time with his lifelong best friend Stephen Baronowski. He enjoyed boating on the Connecticut River with his close friends Daniel Labby and David Valentine. He made time with his family at least once a year to vacation on Cape Cod in Truro, MA. He was also, much to the dismay of his parents and siblings, an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. He also took great interest in motorcycles and vintage automobiles just like the Model T Ford that his grandfather owned.
Michael is survived by his three children Jillian Santoro, Berlin, CT, Victoria Amenta, Middletown, CT and Sebastian Amenta, Middletown, CT, his granddaughter, Raegen Warzocha, his three siblings Anthony Amenta, Melbourne, FL, Lucy Iannucci, Cromwell, CT, and Joseph Amenta, Middletown, CT, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends may call on November 12, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Cromwell Funeral Home, 506 Main Street, Cromwell. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.
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