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Obituary - Michael T. (Mike) Craig

Michael T. (Mike) Craig

Date of Passing: July 26th, 2008

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Michael T. Craig, 53, of New Hartford and formerly of Chelmsford, MA, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at his home. He was born February 1, 1955 in Utica, the son of the late John E. and Jane M. Miller Craig. Mike was a graduate of New Hartford Central School and Niagara University. On December 30, 1978, in Skaneateles, he married Monica M. Shean. For many years, Mike was employed in the transportation industry. He was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church, New Hartford. Mike was a loving and devoted father, who enjoyed life and his family. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, enjoyed a good round of golf and was well known for his wonderful sense of humor and his ability to make people laugh. He is survived by his wife, Monica of Chelmsford, MA; five children, Kristen Craig of Edison, NJ, Daniel Craig of Miami, FL, Alison Craig of New York City, Joseph Craig of Miami, FL and MaryJane Craig of Chelmsford, MA; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Shelley Craig of Fairport, and Carol and Paul Cisco of New York City; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas (Tucker ) and Diane Stover-Craig of Norwood, MA; his uncle and aunt, William and Gertrude Craig of New Hartford; nieces and nephews, Maddie, Annie, Matthew, Andrew, Craig, John and Marc, and cousins, Susie, Barb, Lisa and Jimmy. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, New Hartford. Calling hours are Tuesday (tonight) 4-7 at the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd., Utica/New Hartford.

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monica and all the craig family- although i have not seen mike for some years i think of him all the time especially our years rooming at NU and the smiles he brought to all people with his more than terrific sense of humor. i neve have had more fun in my life than the times spent with "craiger" i will miss him but will always remember. take care and be well john sullivan
john sullivan

Dear Craig Family, I am greatly saddened by Mike’s death. Mike was a good friend to countless people. The world will have less laughs without him. As sad as I am to hear about his death, I cannot help smiling, because we all know that Mike had a real gift for that.
Greg Williams

Dear Famliy, We are so sad that we will never hear Mikes voice again, see him laughing, talking about the goods times we have had or telling us about you kids. We are so thankful for the time we had with him. Mike was a great guy and everyone loved him. He has many friends here in Orlando. You all are in our prayers and thoughts and always will be. We love you and hope your good memories will help get you through the pain. Man down, second hole! How 'bout them Red Sox! Monica, Dan, Kasey, Ali, Joe, MaryJane, we love you. God Bless you all John and Dawn
John and Dawn Trosset

Shelley and family, Sorry to hear about your brother. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Linda and Bill
Linda Walker Bender

Monica and all the children, I am so very sorry to hear about Mike/your dad. I talked with him not that long ago when he was visiting Bob (Deyo)on Ambergate Rd back in your old stomping grounds! I happened to stop by and he was there. It was so, so good to see him again and now I'm even more grateful that I had that chance. I always remember that one Halloween when he was wrapped in a black vampire cape, silent and still on a chair in the front yard and he scared the living daylights out of Bob, me, Kelsie and Austin when he jumped out at us! I laugh every time I think of that night and it is that personality of Mike's that I will always remember. May God bless each and everyone of you as you go through this very sad and difficult time. Thoughts and prayers, Laurie Deyo
Laurie Deyo

Dear Carol & all of Mikey's family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss!! Mikey was always such a great friend to me in high school. My thoughts aand prayers are with you all!! Nancy
Nancy Welchons Conway

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Craig family. I was never fortunate enough to have met Michael, but have had the luxury of working with his oldest son, and getting to know the rest of his family via trips to Florida. May he rest in peace knowing that he has five great children making the world a much more fun and exciting place to be in. - Eric
Eric Amsler

Heartfelt condolences to your family and friends. Mike was a good friend after we met at the Casino. He will be missed. This is shocking news and my prayers for you all through these difficult times.
Casey Fish

Dearest Monica and Family –Michael’s death has greatly saddened us, and we extend our sincere sympathy. The world will miss the smile and good cheer Michael spread wherever he went – he was special. We have so many delightful memories, watching you all grow up, living close to you, and being more than neighbors. You are fortunate that the good times of those years at 308 will stay with you forever. Each of you is in our thoughts and prayers. We send you our love, Susan and Herb
Susan and Herb Lang

Dearest Monica and Family –Michael’s death has greatly saddened us, and we extend our sincere sympathy. The world will miss the smile and good cheer Michael spread wherever he went – he was special. We have so many delightful memories, watching you all grow up, living close to you, and being more than neighbors. You are fortunate that the good times of those years at 308 will stay with you forever. Each of you is in our thoughts and prayers. We send you our love, Susan and Herb
Susan and Herb Lang

Monica & Family, The news of Craiger's passing was overwhelming to us. We loved him and everything about him. His children were his life and always so proud. I will miss him crying out "How bout them Red Sox".Tough for Yankee fans. We have alot of fond memories of Mike that will last until we see him again. Thank you all for sharing him with us. He was truly a special one who will be deeply missed. May God's peace comfort all of you at this most unfortunate time. All Our Love, Ralph & Sue Warner
Ralph & Sue Warner

Monica and all Mike's family, The news of Mike's passing has saddened us all here in Florida. We are glad for the time we had him here. He was always a fun guy and loved to "break balls." He was so proud of all his children and their accomplishments.He will be dearly missed by many here in Orlando. Our memories and pictures of his smiling face will be forever in our hearts. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
Cliff & Lynn Trosset

Shelly, Carol, Tucker, and all of Mike's family, We are so sorry to hear of Mike's death. We enjoyed having him across the street. He always had something funny to say, and was a good neighbor. We are away for the summer, so won't be able to see you all in person to express our condolences, but please know you are in our thoughs and prayers through this tough time. Love, Ron and Kay
Ron & Kay Janowsky

Shelley, Carol, and Tommy, I am still shocked by the news of Mike's passing. You all have always had a special place in my heart, which right now is aching. Mike lived a full and fun life which we can only be thankful for; why he left so young only God knows. My prayers and thoughts are with you all coming from deep south Texas. Love with fond memories, Kim
Kim Husted Glapa

I am sorry to hear of Mike's passing. For me, Mike was a smiling face and a welcome friend at Perry Junior High I still recall fondly many years later. I wish you deepest sympathies and please know you are being thought of at this time. Bette Ann Mammone
BetteAnn Mammone

To Mike's Family, My sincere condolences to your family. Mikey was a very dear friend of mine in high school and I was so sorry to hear about his unexpected death. He was a wonderful person and I am sure he was a wonderful husband and father. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Diane Welchons Mort
Diane Welchons Mort

Shelly, Carol, Tucker, and all of Mike's family, We are so sorry to hear of Mike's death. We enjoyed having him across the street. He always had something funny to say, and was a good neighbor. We are away for the summer, so won't be able to see you all in person to express our condolences, but please know you are in our thoughs and prayers through this tough time. Love, Ron and Kay
Ron & Kay Janowsky