Born in New York City, he was raised in New Milford from the age of seven. He was active in New Milford sports throughout his childhood, and graduated from New Milford High School in 1999. He served his country by joining the U.S. Army in 2006 and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009.
He is the son of Frances Lopez and her husband Frank and the son of Humberto Gonzalez and his wife Carolina.
He is survived by his daughter Isabella; his grandmother Aida Rodriguez; siblings Dennis and his wife Marissa; Laura; Christopher; Jennifer and her husband Charlie; Caroline; Soreni; and Angel. Michael is also survived by his nieces Jade and Ariel and nephews Dennis Jr., Justice, James and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He is predeceased by his late grandfather Felipe Rodriguez, grandmother Laura Gonzalez, and grandfather Max Gonzalez.
Visitation is Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Boulevard Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1151 River Road, New Milford. A Funeral mass will be celebrated in his memory Saturday 9:30 a.m. at Church of the Ascension, 256 Azalea Dr., New Milford.
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