Athol, MA – Michael Thomas Ali…

Athol, MA – Michael Thomas Aliberti, son of the late Cira and Antonio Aliberti, was born March 7th 1943 in Lawrence. He attended the Lawrence public schools. He was drafted into military service by the U.S. Army in 1964. He served a total of six years active duty and reserve time, including 12 months in Vietnam as a medical corpsman.
Michael worked for the Massachusetts Highway Department for 30 years and retired as a senior Bridge Foreman. Following his long career maintaining the roads and bridges in Essex County, he refused to relax. He worked several other jobs including the University of New Hampshire, Walmart assembling bicycles, UPS delivering holiday packages and Universal Studios Orlando, Fla.
Michael was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish and was always researching the latest gadgets and equipment to increase his chances of bagging that monster trophy or “big fish.” He also had an enormous appreciation for nature, and enjoyed watching the many deer, bears and other animals which frequented his property, both live and on his motion-activated wildlife camera. He loved to design and build birdhouses to attract specific avian friends for their songs and routinely fed wild turkeys who came running when he called, “come and get it.”
When he was not working on improving his hunting or fishing skills, he could usually be found in his garage building something, in his yard obsessing over his vegetable garden, or around the house repairing something broken. Among his favorite things were Pirates of the Caribbean, bacon and Dunkin Donuts coffee.
Michael passed away suddenly on June 30 while working outdoors on his property in Athol. He is survived by his wife of nearly 48 years, Deena Marie DuBois of Danvers, son David and daughter-in-law Cinnamon, daughter Jill and five grandchildren, Alex, Josh, Ben, Lexi and Travis, who were his greatest source of pride and joy.
A celebration of Michael’s life will be held on Saturday, July 7th from 1 to 5 p.m. at 116 Dayton Street, Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, in his name.

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