He was born in Portland on August 20, 1943 a son of the late Frank Paul & Laura (Buzinsky) DeCesere Sr. Michael grew up in South Portland, attending local area schools and graduating from South Portland High School before enlisting in the US Air Force, serving his country during the Vietnam War from 1962 -1968, were he was stationed in Guam as a Personnel Management Specialist.
He had retired in 2010 from Maine Medical Center where he spent 8 years after working for the Scarborough School system for many years; prior to that he held various managerial positions.
Michael loved to fish, whether it was Striper fishing in the Atlantic or White Perch on Songo Locks Lake, he was always at peace with a fishing rod in his hands. He also enjoyed reading as well as watching Westerns on TV. Michael could also be found visiting the various flea markets in the area as he was fond of finding a treasure within someone’s trash.
He is survived by his son Michael A. DeCesere and his wife Lisa of Gray, two daughters Michelle Jaynes and her fiancé Jason Nadeau of Scarborough and DeAnn Higgins of Portland and a step daughter Katy Cox and her husband Josh of Standish. He also leaves eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren as well as a brother Vince DeCesere and his wife Nancy of Buxton and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also the brother of the late Steven, Ronald and Frank DeCesere and the late Norma Gorwood.
At Michael’s request services will be private, as will his burial in the Veterans Cemetery in Augusta.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Michael's guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to aid with Michael’s final expense:
C/O Michael A. DeCesere
87 Taylor Lane
Gray, ME 04043