Obituary of Michael Anthony Marconi
Michael A. Marconi Sr, born January 21, 1961, a retired local 250 union carpenter with 32 yrs. service in the trade. He died at the young age of 62 on June 26, 2023 In his home, with his immediate family by his side at Venice, Florida.
Michael ascends to join his parents Attilio and Rose Marconi; along with his sister Gloria Wolner (John); and brother Mario Marconi (Debbie) in the afterlife. Michael is survived by his wife Sherrie Marconi of almost 43years; his daughter Jami, Brenda (Joe) grandkids Silas and Korbin; his son Michael (Stephanie) grandkids Mathew, Giovanni, and Kaia; his son Jerry Marconi; and his daughter Susanna grandkids Angelo, Damon and Aiden; his brothers Joe (Marianne), Attilio Jr., Richard ; his sisters Roseanne , Anita Jarbo (Jim), and Gina Marconi; 14 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.
Michael grew up in a small farm town Middleton Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati Ohio. When he was 9 years old, he moved to Naples Florida. He attended Catholic school and disliked church and nuns ever since. He spent summers in Ohio at the farm. He was excellent at numbers, a math whiz.
Michael had a farm-raised work ethic, and at 10/11yrs old he and his brother Rick even delivered newspapers on their bikes. You can visit old Naples’s library and find him pictured in the historical book. He helped his father and brother Mario flip houses in Naples and Marco area. A huge passion and past time for Michael was golf. During high school he was pro-trained and always ranted on being able to hit a 300 yarder off his knees. Had a job at the Blue Caribbean driving range scooping range balls as well. His dream was to be a Pro Golfer.
Michael was a man that brought life to any party. He was a smooth talker and a great dancer. Loved dancing so much he would go out to the Even & Odds Disco bar in Naples with his sister Gina. It was there he met the love of his life Sherrie. He was working at the Clock Restaurant as a cook/manager. From there he advanced his managing skills of two restaurants Sambo’s in Naples and Ft. Myers.
In 1986 Michael moved back to Sherrie’s roots to Johnsburg IL. It was there when his brother-in-law Gary had connections within the trade and got him started on his career with the Union. He moved right up the ladder from tradesman to foreman. He was gifted with numbers and excellent on building lay-out as well as finish construction. In later years he worked along side daughter Jami and son Michael Jr. also helped train many in his trade who also became leaders.
Michael, during his construction years and with a young family of 5 utilized his love of the night life and to make ends meet, bartended at Dockers and Dino’s in Fox Lake. He loved playing darts as well. He lived life with his vices Miller Lite, Winston Lights, country music, friends and family. Weekends of cranking country music from a boombox outside and Charcoal grilling on the front lawn. He Loved golfing on his Tuesday night league and with his work buddies every chance he could, and cooking ribs on Sunday. Life for Michael was a gamble!! He worked hard and played harder. Whether it was a Red Eye to Vegas, a Nascar race partying in the infield with neighbors, or an Alan Jackson concert in Chicago.
Michael-aka “DAGO”-aka “Silver Fox”- aka “Crank” Pops, Gramps the list of names could run a mile. Michael was as sarcastic as they come, you either loved him or hated no in-between. He expressed his feelings thru music… “Shh listen ..listen” he’d say. He always said "You will miss me when I'm gone!" and we SURE DO... gone too soon but lived a full life. Rest in piece until we meet again, forever and always Sherrie, husband our father and grandfather.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Michael Marconi, please visit Tribute Store