Michael P. Ganassa

Born: Fri., Aug. 28, 1959
Died: Fri., Jun. 7, 2013


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 11, 2013
Location: Roy W. Barber Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

12:00 PM Wed., Jun. 12, 2013
Location: St. Paul's Catholic Church

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Michael P. Ganassa, 53, of Damascus, MD passed away on June 7, 2013. Son of Vera M. Ganassa and the late Antonio Anthony Ganassa. Survived by his wife, Debra Tucci Ganassa, as well as 5 children; Christine Ganassa of Damascus, MD, Lindsay Ganassa of Colorado, Michael Ganassa of Damascus, MD, Gabrielle Sanzone of Mt. Airy, MD, and Ricky Matney of Damascus, MD. Also survived by 2 grandchildren, a brother, Frank Ganassa of Hagerstown, MD, and 2 sisters, Linda Phillips of Damascus, MD, and Rina Ganassa of Urbana, MD. Relatives and friends may visit on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm at the Roy W. Barber Funeral Home (21525 Laytonsville Rd. Laytonsville, MD 20882). A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 12pm at St. Paul Catholic Church (9240 Damascus Rd. Damascus, MD 20872). Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring, MD.

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Linda Petersen
   Posted Sun June 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the Ganassa family. Mike was a wonderful person and a dear friend. I hope that in the days to come, loving memories will help sustain you all during this time of grief.

Nickie Cioffi Wallace
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about this great loss for your family! Please know that you will remain in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God bring you peace and healing!

Nickie Cioffi Wallace

Michelle Beachley
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Michelle and Brent Beachley.

Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Our deepest sympathy. Michelle and Brent Beachley

Rudy and Ada Marinelli
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
Our deepest sympathies to Vera, Mike's family, and the Ganassa families. You are in our thoughts and prayers during these trying times.

Sheryl Thomas McCall
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
To the Ganassa Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. I graduated with Mike and have actually known him since Elementary school. Mike was a kind, kind man with a heart of gold. My deepest sympathy to you and the whole family.
Sheryl Thomas McCall
Sanford, Florida

Richard and Tanya Fried
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire Ganassa family. Please know our thoughts and especially our prayers are with you.

With love,
Richard and Tanya

Sharon & Joey Ferro
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
We can't express how very, very sorry we are for this tremendous loss to your family. Mike was an exceptional guy, the kind you don't get a chance to meet every day but the kind of guy the world needs more of. We will always remember his friendship, great smile and caring ways. He will be greatly missed by many. God Bless you all.

Rich,Pat Anselmo and Family
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
The Ganassa Family,
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Mike's death. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. We send you thoughts of comfort and sincere sympathy.
Rich, Pat Anselmo and Family

Laura and Paul Morlacci
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Ganassa familiy and to Michael's friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laura and Paul Morlacci

Wade and Freida Pryor
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mike. He was a good friend to us for many years. Always smiling and helpful. We will always remember the joke we had that after a good meal we would go to Mike's Texaco for dessert. In those days, Linda and Mike stocked a fantastic selection of ice cream. We will miss him.

   Posted Tue June 11, 2013

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Paul Rodberg and the Staff at Reliable Limousine.

The Ganassa Family,
Please except our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss.
Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
With sincere sympathy,
Paul Rodberg and the Staff at Reliable Limousine

Debbie and John Poole
   Posted Tue June 11, 2013
We remember Mike from the car repair days @ the Texaco and his service center on Tech Road. We had our personal and company vehicles serviced by him for years because he was so honest. He was such a big sweet teddy bear ready to help. Our condolences to his family. He was a great man and a good friend.

Debbie & John Poole

Tom and Anne Butler
   Posted Wed June 12, 2013
Dear Ganassa Family,
We hold this very sad experience of Michael's death with a sense of bewilderment and wonder. How can this be? Our love and prayers go out to each of you as you too must hold this experience and mystery. We came to know each of you through Sister Grace and Sister Cora Anne. How grateful we are to have met and known both Michael and Steve. May our faith help us to know that their lives are not ended but changed, may our hope find us consoled that one day we shall all live in peace with them and may our love hold us in the ever unfolding myster and story of God's unconditional love. May you all come to know peace in God's time.
Tom and Anne Butler

the Winn Family
   Posted Wed June 12, 2013
On behalf of the Winn's we would like to express our sympathies. Our hearts go out to the entire Ganassa family.

Joseph Pilla Jr.
   Posted Sun June 16, 2013
Michael Ganassa Family,

We are sorry to read about Michael passing. Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

Very Truly your's,

Joseph Pilla Jr.

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