Michael A. Luciano of Berkeley Heights, N.J. passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at his home at the age of 91.
Michael was born in Newark, N.J. on February 7, 1929. He was the son of Amalia (nee Fusillo) and Joseph Luciani. Michael was a longtime resident of Berkeley Heights, N.J. He was a veteran of the United States Army National Guard for nine years until his honorable discharge. He was employed at Industrial Body in Newark for nine years and at Eastern Airlines in Newark, as a GSE Mechanic for twenty-eight years. He later worked at Novartis in Summit, for ten years until his retirement. Michael was an avid bowler and an active member of the Berkeley Heights Senior Citizens Club. He enjoyed taking trips to Sands Casino but, above all he was devoted to his loving family.
Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years T. Joan (nee Wolsky) Luciano, his loving children, Donna Luciano (Derek Womble) and Michele Daken (Nathan). He was the dear brother of, Nicholas Luciano and the cherished grandfather of, Michael Estrada (Eliza), Adam Estrada, Marisa Bradshaw (Ricardo), Joseph Lester (Gabby) and Jamie Lester. He was also survived by his great-grandchildren: Anya, Danika, Michael, and Trace Estrada, Jeziah Sanchez, Arya Bradshaw and Isabella and Joseph Lester. Michael was predeceased by his daughter Cynthia Luciano Lester and his siblings, Matthew, Vincent, and Jerry Luciano and Florence Malangone.
Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings funeral arrangements and interment will be private under the direction of Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial. Please visit ippolitofuneralhomes.com for additional information and to send condolences.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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