Avid fisherman, talented handyman


Binari-obit-webMELROSE — Michael J. Binari, 90, of Melrose, died at his home surrounded by his family on Dec. 13.

Michael was born and raised in Somerville and attended Somerville schools. He went on to Peterson School of Steam Engineering and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Michael worked as a stationary engineer for Boston Sausage Co. in Boston and Research Foods in Somerville for many years before his retirement.

He resided in Somerville for many years, Melrose since 1962 and wintered in Clearwater, Fla.

Michael enjoyed both fishing and deep sea fishing and spending time at both Nahant and Hampton beaches. He loved to travel to Hawaii, Branson, Mo. and New Orleans, was a great handyman who could fix almost anything and enjoyed helping his family and many friends.

Michael was a great family man and they were the most important part of his life.

He was the beloved husband of the late Lucy (Rossi) Binari for over 50 years. He was the loving father of Michael F. Binari and his wife Linda of Peabody, Linda Viator and her husband Gene of Gloucester and Steven J. Binari and his wife Denise of Melrose. He was the cherished grandfather of James, Mark, Steven, Brian and Michael. He was the devoted great-grandfather of Evan, Sophia and Brody. He was the caring brother of Angelina Brutti and her husband Arthur of Watertown and the late Charles Binari. He was the longtime companion of Leona Verrengia of Saugus. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose, on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m.

Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to VNA of Middlesex East, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield MA 01880.

To sign online condolence visit www.gatelyfh.com.