Michael "Mike" William GareriJuly 17, 1955 ~ July 28, 2017 (age 62)
Michael "Mike" William Gareri, age 62 of Huntsville, passed from this life, at his home. He was born July 17, 1955, in Ravenna, Ohio, to Joseph R. And Shirley (Gahagan) Gareri. Mike was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. An avid Second Amendment supporter, he was a former competitive shooter. He also enjoyed seeing the United States from the seat of his motorcycle. His Roman Catholic faith was a vital part of Mike's life and he was humbled to serve as a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, Birmingham Chapter. He made friends wherever he went, and leaves behind many who mourn his passing, from his family and neighbors to friends and coworkers, including those at his role at AT&T, where he was a Specialist-Client Tech Administrator.
Survivors include his fiancée, Nannette Kilbey-Smith of La Vernia, Texas; four children, Catina Gareri, Marty Gareri, and wife Jennifer, Christopher Gareri, and Kristen Bolding, and husband Adam; three brothers Bob Gareri, and wife Vicki, Joe Gareri, and Jeff Gareri, and wife Kelly; six grandchildren Hunter Linville, Weston Stiles, Madison Gareri, Austin Stiles, Joey Gareri, and Jacob Gareri; Nannette's children, Kieran and Isabel Smith; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Services have been entrusted to Spry Funeral Home of Huntsville, where the family will receive friends Monday, July 30, from 5:00-7:00pm, a recitation of the Rosary will follow at 7:00pm in Spry Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Gareri will lie-in-state at Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church Tuesday from 1:00 until 2:00pm. A funeral mass will follow at 2:00pm with Father Davis Koottala. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project.
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