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Monday, 24 February 2014 12:43

Michael R. Gulli

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GANSEVOORT — Michael R. Gulli, 21, passed away peacefully into God’s hands after a long courageous battle with cancer on February 20, surrounded by his loving family. 

Michael was born September 23, 1992 in Niskayuna and was raised in Gansevoort. He was a graduate of Schuylerville High School and a communicant of St. Clements Church.

Michael especially enjoyed his time at the Double H Ranch where he met so many great people who touched his life, and he touched theirs. He later made many new friends at HOPE Club, where his life was enriched by so many wonderful people whom he could relate to.

Michael was an avid Yankees fan, along with his grandfather. They enjoyed their trips to Yankee Stadium.  Michael never missed a game on TV and enjoyed “rivaling” with Red Sox fans. He enjoyed his Sunday football days out watching the games with his close friends.

Michael enjoyed his family trips regardless where the destination was. He always found a way to make the most out of life and his experiences. He cherished his family parties and spending time with his cousins and great-cousins, whom he loved with all his heart.

Michael is the son of his beloved parent’s, Michael and Janice Marchese Gulli; his beloved sister, Cassie Gulli; and loved by his dog, Doc. He is the cherished grandson of Joseph and Loretto Marchese of Clifton Park, Audrey Reed of Wynantskill, step-grandmother Patricia Gulli of Troy and the late Nicholas Gulli. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, great-cousins and many friends.

Michael’s family would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. Mary Ann Hathaway and Ms. Beth Roberts for the love, caring and support that helped to guide Michael to success during his school years and after. Thank you to the camp counselors, staff and supporters of the Double H Ranch, who continually provided a place where he loved and wanted to be. They provided the strength and hope he needed to continue to fight and go on. To the Golub Corp., especially the Golub family and their staff who supported Michael during his difficult times. To the doctors, nurses and staff at Albany Medical Center, the support and love everyone provided to Michael and his family, truly helped us throughout this journey. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Joanne Porter and Dr. Hilton Hosannah, for giving Michael and his family more time to enjoy his life.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, February 24at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway (518) 584-5373.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 25 in St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Ave.

Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Ave.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Rd, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846; Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208; HOPE Club, One Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110 or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.

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