GLOUCESTER: Michael Lentini, 83, husband of the late Catherine A. "Katie" (Scuderi) Lentini, of Gloucester, died peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2015, with his family by his side. He was born in Marsala, Sicily on February 25, 1932, son of the late Joseph and Maria Lentini.
Mike worked as a baker most of his life. At age 10, having to help support his family while his father was in the war, he went to work with his grandfather. In the mid 50s, he spent two years in the Italian Air force and was honorably discharged in 1955. He met and married his beautiful wife in 1958 and immigrated to the US. Mike continued his baking career, in several cities and states, when in 1970 with his wife, Katie opened Mike's Pastry in the West End, where they enjoyed baking and socializing with their many customers and friends. Mike enjoyed vacationing, building things in his garage, riding his bike, working outdoors, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the St. Peter's Club and the Moose Lodge for several years. In 1998, he received the commendation from the City of Gloucester for his service to the community and was published in Who's Who. Mike later retired in 1999. Mike had a big heart and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his son, Michael J. Lentini Jr. and his wife, Rosalie of Gloucester; two grandsons, Michael C. Lentini and Joshua A. Lentini both of Gloucester; brothers, Francesco Lentini and his wife, Rosetta of Australia, Girolamo Lentini and his wife, Caterina of Gloucester; two sisters, Josephine Scuderi of Gloucester, and Antonina Azzaro of Revere; sisters-in-Iaw, Rosa Lentini of Sicily, Rose Bertolino of Gloucester; brothers-in-law, Roy Scuderi and his wife, Anna of New Hampshire; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Joseph and Maria Lentini of Sicily; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Conchetto and Lena Scuderi of Gloucester; his brother, Salvatore Lentini of Sicily; brothers-in-Iaw, Nino Azzaro of Revere, Vincent Scuderi and Antonino Bertolino of Gloucester; niece, Maria Lentini; and nephew, Paul Scuderi.
His funeral will be held from the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester on Thursday, November 12, at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass celebrated in St. Ann’s Church, Holy Family Parish at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester. Visiting hours in the Greely Funeral Home are on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Michael Lentini may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Research Fund at www.bidmc.org/giving or by a check made payable to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (with his name on the memo line) and mailed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Office of Development, 330 Brookline Avenue-OV, Boston, MA 02215. For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  November 10, 2015