Michael DiRienzo

Obituary of Michael DiRienzo

Michael R. DiRienzo, 49, of Vestal, NY, passed away April 24, 2017 at the Mercy House surrounded by his loving family. Michael was predeceased by his infant brother, Joseph; infant nephew, Kevin Gowe; and best friend, Frank Mistretta. He is survived by his parents, Betty (Bob) Gensler, and Donald (Betty-Lou) DiRienzo; his sisters, Tina (Andy) Gowe, and Becky Gensler; his nephew, Colin Gowe; niece, Katelin Gowe; girlfriend, Pam Pasquale and Abby Hawkins. Michael was so loved by his family and there will forever be a piece of our hearts missing. Colin will miss his special Thursday Night, "Colin Night" with Uncle Mike of dinner followed by football, baseball, kickball or ping pong. Katelin will miss Tuesday Night, "Katelin Night" of Uncle Mike's meatball dinner followed by kickball or Uno where he taught her how to cheat so she could always beat Grammy. Michael was proud of his sister, Tina, for being a great Mom to Colin and Katelin and for bringing them into his life. He was proud of his sister, Becky, for being a loving, caring Teacher to all her "Kiddos". Michael, I loved you every moment of your life and will forever, Mom. The family will receive friends at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, LLC, 300 E. Main St., Endicott on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Michael's memory to the Mercy House of the Southern Tier, 212 N. McKinley Ave., Endicott, NY 13760.