SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 8, 2013

Michael Joseph L'Italian, 58


Marblehead — Michael Joseph L'Italian, 58, of Pinehurst, N.C., passed away on March 6, 2013, in Marblehead, with his loving wife, Susan M. (Yelverton) L'Italian, by his side.

Michael was born in Boston, and was the son of the late, Raymond L'Italien and Evelyn (Kalil)(L'Italien) Taylor of Peabody.

Michael was self employed as a contractor for many years on the North Shore and was currently employed by the State of North Carolina at Fayetteville State University. He enjoyed all sports, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He also enjoyed traveling, riding his Harley and was an avid golfer, having fulfilled his lifelong dream to golf at The Old Course at St. Andrews. He loved all animals and will be greatly missed by his two cats, Buddy and Lady, who were by his side throughout his lengthy illness.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael A. L'Italien and his partner, Kim Moon, Derek M. L'Italien and his wife, Reyna; three grandsons, Tyler, Trevor and Braxton; seven brothers, Paul L'Italien, Albert L'Italien and his wife Maureen, Thomas L'Italien and his wife Lauren, Lawrence L'Italien, John L'Italien and his partner Rhonda Giambusso, Mark L'Italien and his wife Deborah, and Edward L'Italien and his fiancée Toni Sawyer; a sister-in-law Janet (Yelverton) McDonald and her partner William Letourneau and a brother-in-law Brian Yelverton as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He will be missed by his numerous friends both in Massachusetts and North Carolina. In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by an infant daughter Jacqueline May L'Italien and a nephew Matthew L'Italien.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Monday, March 11, at 10 a.m., from the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 20 Church St. (next to St. John’s Church), Peabody, followed by a funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 16 Church St., Peabody. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Northeast Animal Shelter 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Salem. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book.