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Michael Schiavo R.I.P.

Michael John Schiavo RIP
It is with profound heartfelt sadness and grief that the Manchester Italian ​Association offers its sincere and deepest condolences and prayers to the family of the late Michael Schiavo who tragically died on December 14th 2016. Michael was ​the second child of Vincent and Angeline Schiavo and brother of Gerard and ​Dominic and the devoted and loving father to his baby son Reuben.
Michael along with his Mam, Dad and brothers annually walked in the Italian ​procession and from his early days of taking part in the procession, being pushed in ​his pram to him eventually carrying St Anthony and the Calvary over many years.

Michael was a keen and talented footballer and was part of the original MIA ‘Little ​Italy’ football team from its inception in late 1990’s. This team brought together ​children and young people whom ordinarily would not have met but were able to ​bond and grow together, embracing their culture and heritage and love of all things ​Italian especially football. Those indelible ties that were formed then will never be ​broken and all whom knew and loved Michael feel the deep loss today as they would ​a beloved brother and cousin.

We pray for Michael and his heartbroken family and friends and ask all our ​followers and friends to remember him, his family and his little son Reuben at this ​very difficult time in your prayers and thoughts.

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