Michael John Fabiano Sr. passed away on January 11, 2020 at the age of 89 surrounded by family at Albany Medical Center.
He was a great man, a devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather, and the cherished husband of 63 years of Margaret (Mauro) Fabiano. In addition to Margaret, he is survived by his children Mary Beth (Beth), David (Heidi), Daniel (Patty), Paul (Joanne), Jeanne Marie, and Michael (Mary Noelle), his brother Ernest (Theresa), eleven grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. He is predeceased by his granddaughter Karissa Fabiano, son-in-law Joseph Akramoff, sister Frances (Michael), and brothers Anthony (Amy), Joseph (Carol), Frank (Rosemarie), and Cosmo Damian (Maureen). Mike was born in Glasco, NY on March 26th, 1930, to parents Michael and Mary (Garitano) Fabiano. He graduated from SUNY Cobleskill and Kansas State with a dual degree in agriculture and education. Mike was a teacher of agriculture at Berkshire Farm for 9 years and elementary ed at Germantown School for 27 years. He served on the Canaan Town Council for 19 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working in his garden, and playing with his grandchildren.
Calling hours are on Thursday January 16th at Wenk Funeral Home in Chatham NY, from 5pm-8pm. A mass of Christian burial will be at the Immaculate Conception Church in New Lebanon, NY on Friday January 17th at 11am with burial immediately following at the Canaan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the following charities: American Diabetes Association (PO Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215) American Heart Association (PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005) Retts Syndrome Research Trust (67 Under Cliff Road, Trumbull, CT 06611) Please visit wenkfuneralhome.com for on-line condolences.