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Michele Filice Obituary

Michele
Michele "Mike" Filice

March 18, 1921 - December 23, 2018
Born in Piani Crate, Consenza Calabria, Italia
Resided in Salinas, California
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Michele Filice was born on March 18, 1921 in Piani Crate, Consenza Calabria, Italia to Ignazio and Rosina Borelli Felice. He was the grandson of Michele and Rossi Felice. His father came to America in 1921 and in 1928 Michele’s father sent for his wife and the 7 year old Michele. From 1928 to 1936 Michele lived in Hollister. In 1933, Michele’s brother Robert was born. Michele continued his schooling in Salinas and graduated from Salinas High School in 1941. In 1942 he was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. In 1947 Michele opened Quality Market in Salinas with his Uncle Gus Arcuri. Michele became a proficient butcher. That same year, he married Loretta Vigna and together had 4 children: Renauld, Anthoni, Michael, and Juli. Michele retired from the grocery store in 1983. On December 1978 Michele married Georgia Balli. Michele was godfather to Georgia’s niece Rosina Barou whom he raised since she was 13. Michele had a long and eventful and fruitful life. We will all miss him dearly.
Michele is survived by his wife Georgia Filice of 40 years, his four children: Renauld Filice and children, Anthoni Filice and wife Gina and children, Michael Filice and wife Lillian and children, and daughter Juli Filice along with 8 grandchildren and 16 beautiful great grandchildren, his brother Robert Felice and wife Carole and daughters, his goddaughter Rosina, and his many beloved cousins.
We would like to thank Michele’s many friends who expressed their condolences, respect, and love. Many thanks to the Heartland Hospice Association, to goddaughter Rosina Barou for her loving care during this difficult time and to our very good friend Ruth Rong for all of their help and assistance.
Visitation will be held 1:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Friday, December 28, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel,
41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.

Rosary will be 7:00p.m. Friday, December 28, 2018 at Struve and Laporte Chapel. 41 W. San Luis Street,
Sallinas, CA. 93901.

Mass will be held at 10:00a.m. Saturday. December 29, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church, 22 Stone Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.

Burial to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA. 93907.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sacred Heart Church in Salinas and to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Salinas.

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Visitation
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Friday, December 28, 2018
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rosary
Struve and Laporte Chapel
41 W. San Luis Street
Salinas, California 93901
Friday, December 28, 2018
7:00 PM
Mass
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
22 Stone Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Saturday, December 29, 2018
10:00 AM
Burial
Queen of Heaven Cemetery
18200 Damian Way
Salinas, CA US 93907
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Charities

Sacred Heart Church
22 Stone St
Salinas, CA US 93901
St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
322 Park Street
Salinas, California 93901