Of Revere. Died on Sunday, October 30th at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a brief illness. Michael was born in Winthrop, to his late parents Thomas J. & Louise (Santarpio) Riordan. He was raised in Winthrop and educated at the Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston, ME. Michael, married his sweetheart, Assunta “Susan” (Donisi) in 1969. The couple moved to Revere where they remained, to begin their life and family together. He was a very proud father of his four sons.
He was ever present as they were growing up and participated in all their extracurricular activities. In 1986, Michael began Delta Management Associates, a collection agency that he started from a home office and grew successfully into a national 3rd party debt collection firm. In his spare time, he was an avid coin and stamp collector. He enjoyed the occasional trip to one of the local casinos where he could be found at a black jack table. He was a family man, through & through, and nothing brought him more happiness, pride & joy than his seven beautiful grandchildren.
He is the beloved husband of 53 years to Assunta “Susan” (Donisi) Riordan of Revere. Loving father of Thomas J. Riordan & wife Michelle of Georgetown, Atty. Michael A. Riordan & wife Atty. Kate Riordan of Methuen, Christopher A. Riordan & wife Holly of Georgetown, & Atty. David M. Riordan of Danvers. Cherished & adored papa of Emma, Kaitlyn, Charlotte, Grayson, Abigail, Michael & Madison. He is the dear cousin of Leonard Timpone & wife Janise & Frank Santarpio & wife Carol.
Family & friends were invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, November 4th in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals Revere for. His funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Entombment followed immediately in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett (Versailles Mausoleum).
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.