Michael D. Tesoriero

September 12, 2010

Michael D. Tesoriero, 57, of Oswego died Sunday evening at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Oswego, the son of Rose (Diment) Tesoriero and the late Thomas J. Tesoriero. Michael owned and operated Tesoriero’s Plumbing and Heating. He loved to dance and was known by many as the Disco King. Michael enjoyed working, hunting and being with his family. Michael would always say, “My work is my hobby.”  He is survived by his beloved wife Deborah Tesoriero, stepchildren Dana J. Murray, and Morgan Murray, his mother Rose Tesoriero, his brothers Tom (Dana) Tesoriero, and Dr. Richard (Angela) Tesoriero all of Oswego, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be Thursday 9:30 a.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be Wednesday 2:00 –4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home 147 West Fourth Street, Oswego. In lieu flowers contributions may be made to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice.

20 thoughts on “Michael D. Tesoriero

  1. Rest in peace dear Michael. We are fortunate to have known you for most of your short years. You will never be forgotten. May your family be comforted by the thoughts & prayers of all of us who care.

  2. To the Tesoriero family, I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. For my greatest friend my heart breaks for you. I am so sorry that you and Michael had to endure this I am sure that it has made your love for each other even greater, if that was even possible. Debbie I know how much you loved each other and my heart is breaking for you now. Please know that I am thinking of you always and I will see soon. Love you.

  3. To Rose and sons. and of course to his wife and children I cannot say how sorry I am for your loss.. I have walked in your shoes and the only thing that I can say is lean on God for your support and he will guide you through this.. if you need anything please call. know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all..
    God Bless and take care.

  4. Michael was a great guy and will be greatly missed by his friends and family. He is now at peace and no longer suffering. Remember-“Death ends a life,not a relationship”. May cherished memories of happy times you all shared be forever in your hearts and minds.
    With sympathy and friendship,
    Evelyn Palmitesso

  5. September 14th, 2010 8:14 am :

    My St. Maarten ” best friend” you opened my eyes to new things, there…….i will miss you and all the corny jokes…….i hope you took some magic tricks to heaven with you so you can show me how they are done ,when and if, I get there….Keep watch over Debbie and may you REST IN PEACE……

  6. September 15th, 2010 7:06 pm :

    To the family of Mike,
    We will all miss Mike, he was a one of a kind. Ronnie always enjoyed working with Mike–called him “the animal” — he was a worker!!! We always had such fun at the Pipe Fitters dinner dances with our Mike Travolta–he was a riot to watch and a great dancer. Our love goes out to all the family and their loss. We will all remember the good times and dwell on them. Mike would want us to do that. Debbie, our love is esp to you and remember what I told you –we are here for you if you need us for anything.
    Kayln and Ronnie Sharp

  7. My dearest Michael,
    We are now having the time of our lives and for some strange reason beyond our control along comes the worse thing that could possibly happen in the world. It was not anything that you did. And it was not anything that you could have stopped.
    Cancer, it is the worst word that could ever come out of any ones mouth.
    It only just a word, like any other, but a very, very bad word. There are many other words I could say that seem to be much worse (and we all know that I have said them quite often) but in reality they are not as bad.
    However, cancer is in a category of its own.
    My dearest Michael I love you so, and you know that there was not anything that we could have done different. You never gave up and fought to the end. I cannot believe that one person could endure that much pain and suffering. I watched you every day and all night long, so I could imbed the image of your face in my brain. Every touch, every smell, every tear.
    We had some of our best times just talking about all of our best times. I am so grateful that we had this time to spend together.
    You are the light of my life and I will never let that burn out because, you gave me the strength to put up with anything. (because you were a hard ass, and if I could put up with that, I can put up with anything) You have taught me almost everything that you know. I also have taught you a few things that you did not know and that was, to be gentler, kinder and to love children that were not even your own. You have taught them so much that sometimes I think they were yours all along. They love you more than you could know. They respect you and appreciate everything that you have ever taught them and had given them.
    Thank you for loving me so much. I feel honored that I am your wife. I will never forget us as one.
    I will see you again one day and I hope you will be looking for me as I will be looking for you. You are and will always be the love of my life.
    I love you baby doll, and will miss you forever.
    Your #1 wife

  8. September 16, 2010
    Tom and Rick, very sorry. Your brother was a great person. I enjoyed getting to know him in the late 80s when I worked at Diment Construction, and I have good memories of Michael showing off his peacocks to me.
    Deep sympathy.
    ~ Bill Moore, Liverpool, New York September 15, 2010

  9. Debbie,
    Sending my heartfelt condolences.
    Donna Matteson September 15, 2010
    Debbie,It was good talking to you last night. I’m so sorry for your loss.Michael had the best possible person with him in the end. You made him so happy. I wish your time together could have been much much longer. Keep the memories in your heart and mind. Think of a good one every day. It will make you smile. Love you, Dorreen
    ~ Dorreen Murray, Syracuse, New York September 15, 2010

  10. Dear Debbie,
    I am so sorry that your time was cut so short with Michael. I was so glad to see that you and he found each other for I know I had never seen him so happy before. Michaels heart was always filled with love and compassion and I know in my heart he shall soar to the heavens, to his fathers arms to walk on, he is not alone. My prayers and thoughts are with all.
    Love,
    Deb Victory
    ~ Debbie Victory, Oswego, New York

  11. Debbie – I have met you once and it was so good to see Micheal as happy as he was all because of you. Michael was a very dear friend of mine for many years in high school and thereafter. A very special person has moved on in his journey and I will miss him. Please extend my condolences to all the family.
    ~ Lorraine Schrader, Indianapolis, Indiana September 14, 2010

  12. September 14, 2010
    Dear Debbie and family, we are so very sorry about Michael. We will always remember him fondly and how you both loved to dance to the band. It was an honor to play at your wedding and we know he will be dancing in heaven watching over you! <3
    ~ Krista Galster & Gary "Dunes" Modugno, Syracuse, New York |Contact Me September 14, 2010

  13. September 14, 2010
    Deb, I know how hard this has been for you. I am so sorry. Michael was a good husband to you and you a good wife. Always remember the good times as they will give you strength and God will give you the rest. Love Aunt Judy.
    ~ Judy Kendrick, Clay, New York

  14. September 14, 2010
    Very sorry and sad to hear of your loss, I dont’ think there was a person in Oswego that didn’t know Michael, I know he was a very well liked person.
    ~ Andrea (Bonacorsi) Shova, Bridgeport, New York

  15. I knew Michael in my youth he was always super nice guy will miss you Michael!

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