Michael Louis Rivetti, 59 of Canonsburg passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 4, 2018 in Heritage Valley Health Systems in Beaver.
He was born September 29, 1958 in Aliquippa to the late Patsy Rivetti and Elede “LaLa” Montini Rivetti who survives.
Mr. Rivetti was a 1977 graduate of Hopewell Senior High School and earned his Associates Degree from Pittsburgh’s Triangle Technical Institute.
On May 14, 1988 in Aliquippa’s St. Titus Church he married the love of his life Sherry Lynn Pallaria who survives. In addition to his mother and his wife Sherry, he is survived by his only beloved son Matthew Michael Rivetti of Canonsburg whom was his pride and joy; his sister Denise Rivetti-Moccia of Aliquippa, his in-laws with whom he shared an especially close relationship, Thomas Pallaria, Jr., and Rosemarie of Canonsburg, and his god daughter and niece Kaitlyn Moccia. He is also survived by his baby girl, Cami Lynn Rivetti his beloved poodle.
He was a member of Canonsburg’s St. Patrick Catholic Church. His other memberships included the Italian-American Cultural and Heritage Society, the San Rocco Festa Band and the Washington County Winemakers Society Chapter of the American Wine Society.
He was employed as an Electrical Designer for Andritz Metals in Southpointe at the time of his passing.
Michael had many interests and passions in his life. He and his wife Sherry were inseparable and spent a great deal of time enjoying each other’s company. He was known among his wide circle of friends and family as a passionate and consummate wine maker. He was very generous with his homemade wines and gave bottles away to family, friends and even strangers he met. He was a terrific family man, with beautiful blue eyes and had a unique laugh. He was a joy to be around and everyone had a lot of fun whenever they were with him.
His greatest joy was spending time with his friends and family, watching his son play travel hockey for many years, and watching the Pittsburgh Penguins play.
Family and Friends are welcome from 4-8 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, LFD, owner/supervisor, and Darla A. Tripoli, LFD, 304 W. Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120 where departing prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 317 W. Pike Street, Canonsburg. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Twp. will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please do an act of kindness for someone and then have a great glass of wine in his memory. Salute’