Mr. Michael Anthony Anastasia

Mr. Michael Anthony Anastasia

February 20, 1943 ~ March 02, 2022


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Michael Anthony Anastasia, 79, passed away on March 2, 2022 in Naples Florida.

He will be remembered by his love of life and kindness to all he encountered. As a young man he served in the United States Navy then made a career in Real Estate Development and Aviation.

Michael was a car enthusiast and loved his Harleys. He had the most interesting garages where family and friends gathered. He enjoyed sharing great stories of pursuing an adventurous life and as often as possible headed out on a road trip, either in a motor home or towing some classic car. In his spare time he enjoyed reading about science and history.

Flying airplanes and boating were also a big part of Michael’s life. In 1980 he played a part in the Mariel Boat Lift and many Caribbean adventures followed.

Michael was one very rich fellow, not by his wallet, but by his heart. His behavior toward others was often priceless. He found the good in everyone.

Michael was a man’s man and a ladies’ man for sure. Always a gentleman.

Michael was born in Chicago Illinois, but a big fan of Naples Florida. In 1975 he was proud to relocate his family to Naples. Lake Placid Florida was his other favorite place and he enjoyed his last years there.

Michael was a member of The American Legion and Moose International.

Michael was a proud father of all of his children, Lisa Anastasia Reisman, Mark Anthony Anastasia, Laura Anastasia (Samuel Hubschman), Alexia Anastasia (Daniel Brown); his grandchildren, Kendra Frances Quinn Anastasia, Julia Anastasia Reisman, Jayda Parker Reisman, Sawyer Schwartz, Allan Anastasia Baker, Michael Skyler Anastasia and Piper Anastasia Brown.

Michael is survived by his sister, Anastasia Capalbo and brother-in-law, Peter Massaro.

He is the son of Josephine Mary Gilberto Anastasia and Rocco Enrico Anastasia.

At his passing, he held onto the hand of Lillian Anastasia, the Mother of his oldest three children.

Michael will never be forgotten and his spirit will live on in the many lives he touched.

Let’s Celebrate his Love and Life!

March 19, 2022

St. Ann Catholic Church
475 9th Ave. S.
Naples, Florida
11:00AM Service

Mark’s Backyard Chickee
1812 Harbor Lane
Naples, Florida
1:30-4:30 Celebration of Michael’s Life

In lieu of flowers, please support the organization with Michael’s granddaughter Julia A. Reisman to ease the burden financially and emotionally for the special needs of children living with Type 1 Diabetes.


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March 8, 2022, 10:35 pm

I will miss you Granpa Mike!

Peter massaro

March 8, 2022, 11:27 pm

Peace slugger


March 9, 2022, 3:06 am

Several days ago my brother a brief note to my son to describe a very special and loved member of our family. Though we were not often physically close as adults, we all spent many a Sunday afternoon together at the home of our grandparents. I think perhaps, Michael became the Uncle Matt to the next generation of our family. I’m appreciative to have the chance to share it with all of Michael’s children & grandchildren.

“my cousin Michael was quite the character.I am hesitant to use the word cool but I guess if we went back to the 50’s he would qualify. As I think about it his father was responsible for much of what helped to make him cool but to an impressionable young boy all I saw was (alternately) a Crosley station wagon or a model A pick up truck in the garage, a pool table in the basement. A turquoise green 55 (or 6?) chevy with a 327 vette engine that turned out to be stolen.(the engine,not the car.)And speaking of vettes, he had his share.
One of my oldest memories was of him selling newspapers on the corner of 95th and ashland. More than anyone else, he made me realize that the gearhead gene was one of the most important a boy can have.”

Jane Parker

March 9, 2022, 10:14 am

I am so sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved him and will miss him. My deepest condolences.
Jane Parker

Frank Chirillo

March 11, 2022, 4:21 am

My memories of Michael are countless from as young as I can remember. He was truly one of a kind and a very peaceful loving person who will never be forgotten.

Ron Filecia

March 11, 2022, 7:30 pm

Will always remember the time we spent together. I will miss you cuz, RIP

Dorothy Steele

March 11, 2022, 7:54 pm

I have very fond memories of Michael his passion for life his enthusiasm his sense of humor and his very kind heart he will be missed by all. My condolences go out to his entire family especially to his sister who is my dearest friend for many many years.

Janette and Ron Filecia

March 11, 2022, 8:09 pm

Michael will always have a special place in our hearts and fondest memories.
We’ll never forget his generosity as a host in Naples, Florida, nor the fun we had scouring the San Fernando Valley in California in search of special parts for his then new jeep.
With respect, admiration and love,
Janette and Ron Filecia

Frank Battaglia

March 11, 2022, 11:36 pm

My cousin Michael was my idol and roll model from my earliest memory. From countless interesting cars to his numerous boats there was always something mechanical to fascinate young man like me. We will all miss his humor, insight, and humanity.

Carol Ann Anastasia Capalbo

March 12, 2022, 6:24 pm

I loved my brother so much and some day we will all be together.
He was kind to all who know him. And loved him.

Laura Hurley

March 13, 2022, 1:40 pm

Please accept my deepest condolences. Michael will be remembered for so many wonderful things. His smile, his laugh, his sense of adventure, and zest for life. He will be dearly missed.

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Lynette Merillat

March 17, 2022, 6:26 pm

Dear All:
Our Hearts, Love and Prayers are with each of you at this time in your life. It is never easy saying Good Bye, no matter the circumstance!! We as Christians weep only a short time as we Know will see our Loved one again. May GOD give each of you the peace you need ..

Hugs and Love to you ALL,

Lynette & Richard Merillat

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