Michael A. DiFrancesco

michael difrancesco

October 8, 1951 ~ April 28, 2021

DiFrancesco, Michael, A. age 69, a life-long resident of Englewood Cliffs, passed on to eternal life on Wednesday April 28, 2021. Born in the Bronx, Michael was a carpenter who started his career in the Union and completed his career retiring from his own successes “Mike’s Mechanical” of Englewood Cliffs. Fond of the outdoors, you could often find him piloting his boat surrounded by family and friends. Michael had an affinity for cars, and became an avid NASCAR fan, introducing his love of the sport to his kids.

Beloved husband of Angela Di Francesco (nee: Juliano). Devoted father of Keri Stocker and her husband Gary, Kevin DiFrancesco and his wife Julie, Frank Machinski and his wife Robyn, and Stephen Machinski and his fiancé Laurie. Cherished grandfather of Frankie, Alexandra, Daniella, A.J., James, and Luci. Dear brother of Robert DiFrancesco and his wife Karen.

The family will receive their friends on Sunday 2-6 pm atthe Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Monday at 10:30 am for the celebration of his funeral mass in Madonna R.C. Church at 11:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com.



Mass: May 3, 2021 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church
Across the Street From Funeral Home
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: May 2, 2021 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

George Washington Memorial Park.
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. Dear Angela & family,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Mike. May the memories you have of Michael bring a smile to your face.
    With deepest sympathy.

    Annette & Bob Mercante

  2. Angie,
    Deepest sympathy on Mikes passing. God bless you during this sorrowful time. I will always remember him laughing at our get togethers in PA.

  3. Mike was a very good person, loving, caring and generous. He was a talented tradesman who shared his skills with many people. We were friends for many years and I will treasurer those memories.F

  4. It has only been 3 days and I miss you so much… I love you…

    You were such a great dad to me for over 35 years. We have done so much together and you taught me to be the man/dad that I am today. Your legacy will always live on.

  5. My Dear Sister Angela,
    You have been a rock for so many throughout your life, even at a very young age. You were Mike’s rock in which he leaned on, especially at the end. My heart breaks for you, your children, your grandchildren and all of us who have known and loved Mike. Let us be your rock now. It’s ok to lean.
    Michael, it was a tough road for you. You can now rest and be free of pain held in the arms of Jesus. You will always dwell within our thoughts and hearts.

  6. Dear Angela and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Kathy DiGrigoli

  7. Hi Michael,
    It's your favorite Hillbilly Sister-in-law in Wisconsin ~ To my favorite City Man turned Mountain Man. We knew one another 37 years and we shared awesome times, all of which are memories now. We remember the road trip with the bedroom furniture, you loaded up the truck and headed out on I-80 to be with us. Then there were those times we drove to Jersey and enjoyed many laughs. You visited us at every home in every state we lived in. All those career biotech moves made you wonder why Bob didn't buy an RV to relocate 🙂 Then our sons, Bobby and Daniel sure kept up with your stories and so much love you had for them and they had for you. The room was filled with laughter and tears of joy. Yes, we are no strangers to this long and winding road called life. Even at it's longest life is short and it all ended to soon for all of us. You fought the good fight and you showed all of us how to climb that Mountain ~now you are with our Lord ~May you rest high upon that Mountain. May we feel your peace in the dew on the grass, the smell of the Pines, the wind in our face, and in the warmth of the sunshine until we meet again. As your brother Bob said, "I'll see you on the other side" with Mom and Dad. Our heartstrings and love will forever keep us connected. We love you.
    Karen, Bob and family XOXOXOXO

  8. Uncle Mike, I miss you very much, but I’ll cherish all of our memories. You took me to my first Italian barber for a straight razor shave and our first NASCAR race. I loved our conversations and all of the life advice you passed on to me. You always made me laugh and were larger than life! God bless you and may you be at peace. My condolences go out to Aunt Angie and the rest of the family. We love you all very much.

  9. Dear Angie,

    We send our deepest condolences to you and all of the family at this time of great sorrow.

    We remember fondly time spent with you and Michael during your visits with Bob, Karen, Bobby and Danny in Wisconsin. He was such a great guy and so much fun to be around.

    May you be comforted by the many wonderful memories you made together.

    We are keeping all of you in our prayers.

    May Michael rest in Eternal Peace.

    Marianne & Bob Kwiatkowski

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