Michael Lemongello, 86, of Warren, New Jersey, died on June 10, 2019, surrounded by his family after a 10 year battle with cancer. Relatives and friends are invited to Higgins Home for Funerals 752 Mountain Blvd. Watchung, NJ 07069 on Wednesday June 12, 2019 from 5 to 8 pm. A mass will be heard at 10:30 am on Thursday June 13, 2019 at Our Lady of the Mount Chapel 167 Mount Bethel Rd. Warren, NJ 07059.
Michael was born in Newark, New Jersey and moved to Warren in 1969. He was a graduate of New York University and was employed by the Internal Revenue Service for almost 40 years. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving from 1951 to 1953. His passions included his family, world travel and gourmet cooking and dining.
Michael was the beloved husband of Camille for nearly 60 years. He was the father of Rosanne of Basking Ridge, Joseph of Warren, father-in-law to Joseph’s wife, Jennifer, and grandfather to Joseph’s and Jennifer’s son, Michael. Michael was also survived by his brother, Patrick Lemongello, of West Caldwell, Patrick’s wife, Rosemarie, two nieces (Kathi McKechnie and Jane Keenan), two nephews (Robert Lemongello and Robert Passanante), one grandnephew (Tyler McKechnie) and two grandnieces (Alexandra Kyllonen and Haley Kyllonen).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065.