In the early hours of April 9th 2020, heaven gained a very special angel. Our beloved family member, Michael Yannotti, age 49 tragically passed away from complications of Covid-19. He was and always will be remembered as a pure, kind-hearted man. Michael was a loving husband, a thoughtful son, a wonderful brother, a great cousin and an amazing uncle "Michael" to many and a true best friend. He was a 6'4" gentle giant who left a lasting impression on anyone and everyone he encountered. He was a private courier for chronically ill patients and to them, he was their life line and a friend.
He could have been a writer, comedian, sports commentator, a crooner but if you ask him, he should have been a "hand model". A person who's humor impacted your world and forced a smile on your face. He had many talents that were enjoyed by everyone but for now will live in our hearts and memories.
The loss of Michael came as a shock to all, and is incomprehensible. As if the loss of Michael wasn't tragic enough, a week later his brother John Yannotti also lost his battle with Covid-19. The Yannotti family was robbed of two extraordinary souls from this catastrophic virus. And the only thing that brings solace to this family, is knowing they are now together with their beloved father, Thomas.
Michael is survived by his wife, Amanda Yannotti, his mother Rose Yannotti and his sister Catherine DeDomenico. Although Michael did not have children of his own, he was blessed with many nieces and nephews that he loved beyond belief that were the light of his life.
With all the emotional stress and overwhelming sadness that a death brings, it also brings upon unexpected financial burden. Our wish is to lessen the stress that Amanda will have. Many friends and family have already asked how they can contribute, so we decided to set up this Go Fund Me account to collect whatever we can to help Amanda in these very trying times. Whatever amount you are able to donate is much appreciated and can remain anonymous if you so choose.
In addition to your donations we ask that you keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. The pain and sorrow they are feeling is heartbreaking and unimaginable!
Let's honor the life of a great man who left our world too soon. Thank you for your compassion and thoughtfulness!
- Sandy & Frank D’Agostino
- Nick Hoh
- Irasel Bueno
Organizer and beneficiary
Huntington Station, NY