Michael Vincent Brienza, 46, of Connellsville( Bullskin Township), passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday January 27, 2020 at home after his battle with cancer.
He was born June 9, 1973 in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Armand Vincent and Diana Lynn (Clabaugh) Brienza.
Michael graduated from Connellsville High School in the Class of 1991. He was employed through Atlas Service Corp as a laborer, through General Motors where he worked on the assembly line for 10 years and then he became Vice President for Steel Workers Local 14693.
Michael enjoyed dirt racing, fishing, traveling, and volleyball. He was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins and Penn State sports fan.
Michael is survived by his parents, Armand V. and Diana Lynn (Clabaugh) Brienza; step-mother, Colleen Brienza; brother, Patrick Brienza and Laura; niece, Teagan Marie; nephew, Jaxon Robert; godchildren, Jacob, Alyssa, Jim-Bob and Teagan and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Amy Rachelle; grandparents, Ted Clabaugh, Don and Frances Capella Heffley and Anthony and Ruth Brienza and his uncle, Dennis Clabaugh.
“Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.”
Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425 on Thursday from 1pm – 8pm and on Friday from 9am until the hour of the funeral service at 10am with Pastor David McElroy officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Connellsville.
Michael’s family would like to personally thank Dr. Friedland and his assistant Alyssa from the Hillman Cancer Center for giving Michael 2 more precious years and to thank Michael’s friends and all their family for their love and support.
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