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Michael A. Militello, Sr., 69, of Hudson, N.H. died April 18, 2017 at home.
He was born in Detroit, Mich. the biological son of the late Avenella (Crager) Militello-Gozzard and Harry Gozzard; Michael was raised by his adoptive parents the late Antonio and Mary Militello of Gloucester.
He was predeceased by stepsister, Anita (Militello) Roberts and stepbrother, Anthony Militello.
Michael taught at the former Hesser College for 21 years.  He worked at a local high school for 44 years, most recently as a guidance counselor. Over the years he had various positions at this school as asst. principal, teacher, director of summer school, director of admissions and held a support group for teens that had lost loved ones. In 2014 he was one of five in the northeast to receive “Counselor of the Year” recognition.
He graduated from Gloucester High, attended Boston University for three years then graduated from Suffolk University in Boston. He graduated from Rivier University with a MA in counseling and psychotherapy. He was a National Board Certified hypnotherapist. He was working on certification in Thanatology at the National Center of Death Education in Newton. For a number of years he was in private practice with Dr. Bob Blakslee as a psychotherapist.
Michael was a lover of birds, some would eat out of hand; he enjoyed their tapping on the window when they ran out of food. He was an extreme New England Patriots fan, and an avid reader.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan Madonna, son Michael, Jr. and his wife, Karla, their four children, Anazarina, Sabrina, Michael, III, Tedy and a large extended family.

We wish a special “thank you” to Steve and Virginia Marino, Shirley & Ray Breslin, and Jane Conway for all the support and love they supplied during the completion of Michael’s “circle of life”—we love you!
A visitation period will take place at St. Katherine's Church, 4 Dracut Rd., Hudson, N.H. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a Funeral Mass being celebrated the following morning at 11 a.m. in St. Katherine's Church with burial to be held at a later date. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.
Published on  April 22, 2017
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