It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of a loving Husband, Father, Nonno and Brother, on March 4, 2019 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of 47 years to Angela (nee Sauro). Loving and devoted father to Gianna and Joe Stammler, Isabella and Chris Lemieux. Cherished Nonno to Jack and Nicholas Stammler, and Michael Lemieux. Dear brother to Maria (late Nicola), Luca (late Lucia), Felice (Caterina), Angelo (late Domenica), Emanuele (Maria), Vito, Antonietta (late Giovanni), Rosa (Michele), Damiana (Natalino). Predeceased by parents Achille and Giovanna Calamita of Bari, Puglia, Italy. Dear son in-law to Maria Sauro (late Raffaele). Will be remembered by brother in-law Ericolino and Maria Conte, Antonio and Filomena Greco. Adored Uncle and Great Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Michele loved spending time with his three grandsons, who were his pride and joy. He retired from the GM Trim Plant after 32 years of dedicated service and was a member of CAW Local 1973 and the Giovanni Caboto Club. Mike was an avid bowler, achieving three perfect games and loved spending time with his bowling buddies. He volunteered tirelessly at Bingos to support many different organizations. Mike was also involved in his daughters’ figure skating lives. He supported, cheered and was comforting through their wins and losses and many accomplishments. His generous nature and kind heart lead him to serve as a Board Member and President of the Riverside Figure Skating Club and Chairman of the Riverside Competitive Skaters (Windsor) Club, where he supported many local skaters. Visitation at WINDSOR CHAPEL (South Chapel) 3048 Dougall Ave. 519.253.7234 on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Parish prayers Thursday at 7:15pm. Family and friends will be received on Friday, March 8, 2019 at St. Anne’s Church, Tecumseh (12233 Tecumseh Rd. E.) for visitation from 10am until time of Funeral Mass at 11am. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and to honour Michele’s life, please consider donating to the Hospice of Windsor, Italian Canadian HandiCapable Association or St. Anne’s Church (Tecumseh) Aspire Campaign (Renovation Fund). Condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.windsorchapel.com.
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