Michael Fantina
Monday
11
June

Vistitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, June 11, 2018
Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home
101 South Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
5-7pm
Tuesday
12
June

Liturgy of Christian Burial

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Church of our Lady of Perpetual Help
Seney Drive
Bernardsville, New Jersey, United States
Funeral Mass
Tuesday
12
June

Burial

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Holy Cross Cemetery
Mt. Airy Rd.
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Burial

Obituary of Michael Fantina

Michael L. Fantina, born March 1, 1946, in Garrett, Indiana.  Died on June 7, 2018 after a brief illness at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  Mike lived most of his life in Bernardsville where he was a standout athlete at St. Elizabeth’s and Bernard’s High.  He attended Bellarmine College in Kentucky and Rutgers University, where he received his BA.  He was a Vietnam era veteran, serving at Fort Meade, MD.  He worked in academia for most of his career, for a time at Florida International University and Seton Hall University and then at Rutgers, Labor Studies program.  In retirement, he worked as the Lead Security Guard at G4S.  Mike was known for his gentle nature and prolific writing.  Through the years, he has had hundreds of poems and stories published, recently his book Alchemy of Dreams and Other Poems was published and next spring a book of his short stories will be released.   An expert on the Civil War and World War II he was an active member of the American Legion.   He was parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual, and a strong support of many causes, Priests for Life, The Universal Living Rosary Association and other Catholic institutions.   Mike had many hobbies and interests, anyone that knew him or was even a passing acquaintance probably received a wristwatch from him.  He was an avid collector.   Michael will be missed by his brothers, sisters, nephews:

 Mary Fantina (Bernardsville), Robert, Edwina, Travis, Vivian Fantina (Canada), Joann Fantina (Bernardsville), David, Jeanne, Andrew and John Paul Fantina (Bernardsville) and Steven Fantina (Phillipsburg), and his cousins, aunts and many friends.   

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