Of Lynn. Formerly of Revere, passed away on September 24 at the age of 79. Born in Boston’s North End on April 19, 1943 to the late Michael and Virginia (Mancuso). Devoted father of Paula (DeMonte) Lanfranchi of Middleton, Pam DeMonte of Lynn, Michael DeMonte Jr. and his wife Marissa of Saugus. Cherished grandfather of Christina Lanfranchi, Jacob DeMonte, David Lanfranchi Jr, John Lanfranchi, Layla DeMonte, Aubrey DeMonte, and Henry DeMonte.
Michael served his country in the United States Army, after which he worked for the Polaroid Corporation before retiring in 1997. “Big Mike” treasured his time spent with “the boys” down at the coffee shop. He loved spending his summer days at Revere Beach, where friends and strangers alike gravitated towards him. He was happy when he was eating good food, happiest when shared with friends and family. Mike touched so many with his larger-than-life personality, his infectious smile, and especially with his generosity. He never showed up empty handed. His greatest accomplishment was his family who he loved with all his heart. They were the pride and light of his life.
A Visitation was held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Wednesday, September 28 followed by a Prayer Service, also in the funeral hone. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Michael’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.