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Michael Anthony Gentile

October 5, 1937 ~ September 10, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

Michael Anthony Gentile Jr., 84, also lovingly known as “FLIM” Feisty Little Italian Man, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, September 10, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Michael was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was the son of the late Michael Anthony Gentile, Sr. and Margaret (Maranto) Gentile. He received his education in the Boston Catholic Schools before enlisting in the United States Air Force on his 18th birthday.

He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force enlisting in 1954 until he was honorably discharged in January of 1963. He was a resident of Nashua, NH for 35 years before moving to Alabama for four years and then returning back to the Nashua area for the remainder of his time.

For many years, he was employed as a truck driver for various companies and a driving instructor until his retirement.

In his free time, Michael enjoyed deep sea fishing and spending time outdoors, camping. He had a love for the ocean that extended to his collection of beautiful lighthouses which he also visited frequently especially his favorite, Peggys Cove in Nova Scotia and he also enjoyed sailing. He was a faithful and avid Boston Sports fan and also enjoyed reading. Known as a movie buff, Michael maintained an extensive movie collection. Above all, his most cherished time was spent with his family who will deeply miss him.

Michael is survived by his four children, Jacqueline Gentile and her husband John Bellemore of Methuen, MA, Pamela Robinson and her husband Christopher of Milford, NH, Dori Turner and her husband Keith of Talladega, Alabama, and Billie Jean Turner and her husband Steven of Wedowee, Alabama; his bonus daughter, Debra Robison of Milford, NH; his 11 grandchildren, Jeffrey Gentile, Nicholas Gentile, Emily Robinson, Taylor Robinson, Travis Bellemore, Brett Claar, Sonya Claar, Devyn Molitoris, Celena Cook, Logan Turner, Branden Turner; as well as his 2 great-grandchildren, Aiden Amidon and Kadon Turner; his Auntie Anna Pipitone and many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his former wives, Cheryl Lee Gentile of 19 years and Kathleen Ann Gentile of 14 years.

He was predeceased by his son, Michael Robert Gentile and his two siblings, Lorraine Downie and Peter Gentile; as well as his two lifelong friends, Gerard “Jerry” Hudon and Robert “Bobby” Marks.

At the request of Michael’s family, all services will be held privately. A Celebration of Life will be held later this month, details to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Liberty House in Manchester. 

Arrangements under the care of ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. 

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