Kathy and I want to pass on our condolences. He was one of the nicest persons that I have every met. He was an inspiration and a role model. Mick really cared about his family, his church, and his community. He will be truly missed by anyone that knew him. ""May the Perpetual Light shine upon him.
PS A fraternity brother of mine George Mariani Jr.a from Clearwater, Florida who was in the ashpalt business and knew Mick asked me to pass on his condolences.
I once read that death ends a life but not a relationship......understand that this is very true and the giving loving relationship that many felt for this loving man will always go on.
I thank you for sharing this man with the community and ask that God grant him peace.
Our journeys through life, teaches us that God is the only one who can make us whole, and no matter how He heals us - with faith - we can remember:
IT IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT .... and we&ll dwell in the house of the Lord - forever.
Go in peace, Mick. We love(d) you. Thank you for everything you did that touched our personal lives. Pat and Rex
Mick left many imprints throughout the state. After 29 years at Lafayette Life I can remember him as one of the good guys on our board!
Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of Mick and whispering a little prayer for his family!
I believe you?ve all heard me say this about Mick before but I?ll say it again and I&m glad I said it to him personally.
A wise man, mentor of mine, once said to me ?Bill, when good things happen to you look around. There are probably some, maybe many, out there that helped and wanted it to happen "". Well, I&ve been blessed with many good things happening to me so I look around. When I do there?s Mick in the front row. He was really good, supportive and helpful to me as he was to so many.
Not today, but generally ,when I hear his name or think about him it makes me happy and I smile. The Drews all loved him especially me! Hopefully you me and All who loved and respected him will soon be remembering only the many many happier times. He was the ""Best"".
Deepest Sympathy and Warmest Regards,
We want to extend our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to you both.
Mark & Dorothy Thise
I&m so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a very dear friend of Bills. We cherish the time we had together at the many conventions.
I&m sorry that I cannot attend the services. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mary Anne Howard & Family
I am pretty sure he and Shirley though would list their family as their best work.
I knew Mick mostly from their visits to eat with us in the ""FAT"" club. Mick was always fun loving and generous of spirit.
He is probably most famous with us for his off the cuff geneologies of most anyone who came up. He would know their parents, siblings and grandparents ...everything including their dog&s name (it seemed).
He was a great guy. We all will miss him very much.
My condolences to you all.
My father and I had a paving business in Reynolds and we bought product from Fauber.
Everyone at Fauber treated us with great restpect and it was a pleasure to do business with the firm.
I was able to get to know Mick at that time and when my mother died in 1977 he came to St.Josephs in Reynolds to the funeral mass.
I liked and admired your husband greatly.
I will be in LaFayette in November for the Purdue Presidents Council dinner. At that time I will go to the cemetery to pay my respects in person
Lafayette has lost it&s finest Irishman, Strongest Catholic, Perpetual giver, and faithful leader of our community. What a man, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and friend of so many of us. He has raised a loving family that are good,friendly people, who share his same qualities. I am proud to have been his friend and to have had him as an example of what is good. I feel sorry for those who never knew him because, in some way, Mick has touched their lives and they&re unaware of it. A true gentleman cut from cloth that isn&t available any more. May you all find comfort in all your different memories of him along with the ones you share. God Bless Him.
Paul J. Di Fabio & Family
Rev. Susan K. Ferguson
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. Maggie, I always enjoyed hearing your stories about him and his zest for life. It&s a tough loss; your family&s leader is gone. I know he&ll be guiding all of you from above.
William I. Knopf