OWASCO, NY: Dagnesi, Michal Anthony, after 90 years, full of life, Mike Dagnesi passed
away Thursday afternoon, in peace, with his loving family by his side at his 150 year old
home. There was old school Italian music in the background and a warm summer
breeze flowing through the farmhouse windows.
Mike loved spending time with his family, especially the traditional Sunday pasta
dinners. He welcomed everyone into his home with a warm heart and a glass of red
vino. Even his beloved rescue Malamute-Shepard mix, Cujo, would get a plate. You
may have seen him driving with Cujo sitting next to him on the seat like a human. He
would joke and tell people “my girlfriend is in the car”.
He began his career serving our country with the Military Police in Washington, D.C.,
guarding the Washington Monument and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He then
returned home and married the love of his life, Barbara (Hutchings) Dagnesi. He worked
for Gregory & Picciano, as an electrician, for many years. Many people knew him as
their favorite “Maytag Man” with a contagious smile.
He was a member of Sons of Italy and St. Francis Church. He was a snare drummer in
the Purple Lancers Senior Corps back in the 50’s.
Mike is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Barbara Dagnesi, children Michael A.
Dagnesi (Kathy), JoAnn M. Bunnell (Scott) and Barbie A. Dagnesi (Amber).
Grandchildren Melissa Blanchfield (Brian), Kimberly Dagnesi, Cory Bunnell and Ashley
Bunnell. Great grandchildren Dominik, Ella, Lily and Landon. Siblings Ann Caruana and
Theresa Odrzywolski. Mike was predeceased by his parents, Vincenzo and Lucia
Dagnesi and siblings Clem Dagnesi, Ida Sedor and Mary Recckio.
There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held for immediate family. Local
arrangements will be conducted with The Cheche Funeral Home, 1778 Clark Street,
Auburn, New York.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Finger Lakes SPCA of Central NY- 41
York St, Auburn, NY, 13021 or to the Matthew House - 43 Metcalf Dr, Auburn, NY,
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