Michael Simonelli (1961-2023)
Michael Joseph Simonelli, 62, of Malden, Massachusetts, passed away on November 20, 2023, in Malden. He was born on February 15, 1961, in Malden, Massachusetts. Michael was a beloved son of Patrick and Patricia Simonelli, a cherished brother of Kevin Simonelli and Sheri Taliger, brother in law to Shelby Simonelli and John Moribto, beloved godfather to Francesca Gould and her husband Paul Gould, uncle to Antionette Acker, Leeann Sablan, Nadija Stephens and many grand nieces and nephews, dear friends Dan Houle, Jim Keegan, those from United Airlines and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dianna Simonelli.
Michael was a kind and caring person who always put others first. He treated everyone with the same respect, whether they were a president of a company or a homeless person on the street. His selflessness and compassion touched the lives of many.
He had a long time career for United Airlines of 33 years with Onboard Services. His love for art lead him to his last position at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
In his free time, Michael enjoyed a variety of activities. He had a passion for cooking and was known for his culinary skills working at Ritz Carlton, Summer Shack, Crickets and Lily’s, and Royal Sonesta. He delighted in creating delicious dishes and sharing them with his loved ones. Additionally, he found joy in travel, shopping, art, drawing, and reading. Cooking and shopping were two activities that he particularly enjoyed.
Michael leaves behind a legacy of kindness, love, and generosity. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in his memory.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.