15 Church Street
Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 225-2144
Michael Proper

Michael William Proper

Saturday, January 12th, 1952 - Friday, November 13th, 2020
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Michael W. Proper of Harrison passed away unexpectant on Friday, November 13, 2020..at his home. He was born in New York City to Leendert Proper and Cornelia Posman who predeceased him along with his step mother Edwina Proper. Michael was the loving father to Michael (Shaunae)Proper, Rebecca Proper; Melissa Burnside (Mark) and Elizabeth Howe (Michael).as well as his long time life companion Paddi. He is survived by his loving sister Linda Jordan ( Chett)of New Hampshire and his stepbrothers and sisters, Raymond ( MaryAngela); William (Theresa), Michael Malone ( Adrianna), James, Deborah and Donna DeLucia ( Dominic) all of Long Island. Michael attended Cherry Lawn School in Connecticut and graduated from Lincoln High School in Yonkers. Upon graduation he joined the United States JOB Core where he received training and certification as a Heavy Equipment Operator building roads and tunnels. He moved to Florida and received certification in Water treatment and worked several years at the Sarasota Waiter Public Treatment Plant. He eventually found his way back to New York first working in heavy equipment land excavation and land development. Michael loved learning and attended Westchester Community College and BOCES and received certification of course completion and achievements in areas of electrical, plumbing, small machines and auto mechanics. Recently Michael was working in the area of building maintenance/custodial. He was currently employed part time at Park School and Home Depot in Port Chester, The Rye Recreation Center in Rye and was Superintendent at the Marion Court Condominiums Harrison. Michael was a former member of the Port Chester Knights of Columbus and Westchester Red Cross and a current member of the Rye YMCA
Michael was a good, kind, caring person and a gentle soul. Always reaching out to others to see how he could help or just lend a helping hand, always generous with his time and his talents. He enjoyed Fly Fishing, Surf Casting, [playing Chess, riding his bike and Swimming, however what he enjoyed most was spending time with his children and grandchildren. Michael leaves behind 14 adoring grandchildren, 1 great grand child and 10 nieces and nephews. He will be remembered forever in our hearts.
In Lieu of Flowers a donation can be made in his memory to the American Heart Association.
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 28th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 28th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Isadore Cemetery
    Reeves Avenue at Horton Avenue
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  • Interment

    St. Isadore Cemetery
    Reeves Avenue at Horton Avenue
    RIVERHEAD, NY 11901
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Alison & Kevin Shearer

Posted at 07:42pm
Uncle Mike will always be remembered lovingly for his big heart, his funny stories, his never- ending kindness, and his love for all of us. We will all miss him and hold his memory close forever xoxoxo

Nancy McGuinness

Posted at 12:14pm
He was a customer of mine very nice my condolences to the family so sad

Melissa Burnside

Posted at 12:08am
My Dad Michael was the best Dad in the world. He was my biggest cheerleader, helping me believe I could
Do anything I put my mind to. He always called to say hello, and was always there for me. He taught me through his actions what kindness and love were. He loved life and was such a hard worker. His smile and laughter was contagious to all. He showed kindness to others even if it took time. He would instantly become a friend to everyone who saw him. I will continue your legacy of love always.

Jaclynn and Steve

Posted at 10:59pm
Uncle Mike was a sweet and caring man. He was so kind, eccentric, unique, and loving. Our times and vacation with him, will be cherished forever. I know he is with my Grandpa and Gramma in heaven. Two Dutch and 1 Irish angels having a peach liquor smiling down to us.

Grace D’Alessio

Posted at 10:01pm
My deepest condolences to my dear friend, Paddi and to Mike’s family. I only ever knew Mike as a kind person who was always very generous with his time and talents. ‘No’ was not in his vocabulary and I always knew I could count on Mike for any help I needed - I only had to ask. And he was knowledgeable about almost anything I asked him about and if he didn’t know enough about it, he would make it his business to find out. He was a good, kind, gentle soul. Rest In Peace, Mike.

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