Michael A. DeGrande
SEPTEMBER 28, 1966 – NOVEMBER 17, 2022
Michael “Mickey” DeGrande, age 56, of Navesink, NJ passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
Michael A. DeGrande, 56, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2022 with his faithful dog-team – Peaches and Bella close by.
Beloved husband of Linda DeGrande for sixteen special years. Michael set the example for others of what it is to be a caring husband. His love for Linda could be felt by all when they were together or apart. Grounded in faith - Michael was both astutely aware and outwardly thankful for all of God’s rich blessings in his life.
Cherished son of the late Frank and Claire “Cookie” DeGrande. Devoted stepfather of Raymond England and Laura Knudsen. Father-in-law to Keith Knudsen and Kate England.
Dear brother of Frank “Bimmy” DeGrande, brother-in-law to Lori and loving grandfather of Cecilia “Cece” Knudsen. Michael was also a favorite uncle to twelve nieces and nephews who he loved and shared a special bond with.
His hobbies included family dog training, home improvement, SMART home technology, and rooting for his NY Giants and beloved NY Yankees.
Michael worked for RCM Energy Services for the last sixteen years. He was passionate about his career and with hard work eventually received the title of Project Administrator. Michael loved what he did and his fellow co-workers.
Michael loved his country as well as his Brooklyn roots. He was always proud to say with a smile…“Conceived in Canarsie, born in Brooklyn, New York raised, now residing in New Jersey, go figure…” – “Real men do real things.”
Memorial service will be held at John F. Day Funeral Home (85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ) on Monday Nov. 28, 2022 from 3-7 PM.
Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross Church (30 Ward Ave., Rumson, NJ) on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 at 11 AM. // LIVESTREAM Funeral Mass:
https://holycrossrumson.typepad.com/pastor/2021/04/holy-cross-church-cam.html // Click on the white arrow in Stream > Shot.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Michael’s name can be made to Wag On Inn Rescue - https://wagoninn.rescuegroups.org/
PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org // Venmo at WOIRescue // or checks can be mailed to PO Box 221, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 // God bless!