Michael was raised in New Jersey, specifically in the Lodi and Paterson areas. Although, he lived in Western New York for the majority of his adult life, he always considered Jersey his home and visited as often as he could.
Michael had many varied interests. He loved music, anything from Johnny Cash to Eminem, and would break out in song and dance at any given moment. He was a history buff that loved touring important historical sites such as Fort Niagara, the USS Intrepid, and Ellis Island. He was a sports enthusiast (NY Yankees of course!) and even admittedly became a Buffalo Bills fan. He loved to socialize, the stories of his mishaps, and “un-luck” of the Irish, providing countless hours of laughter and entertainment. He was most content when he could bring a smile to someone’s face.
Above all else, Michael’s family and loved-ones were his priority. With his wife, Jennifer, he raised two daughters. He was a loving husband and protective father, but greater yet was the love and pride he had for his five grandchildren. He was a devoted son and son-in-law, a doting nephew, a wonderful brother, and loyal friend. His bond with his older brother was unmistakable, they tackled many of life’s battles side-by-side. He was inwardly proud of his only sister, though he outwardly antagonized her. His younger brothers were his pride and joy. He taught them how to drive, how to flirt, and how to shoot targets. He was the cool brother that brought all the nicest hand-me-downs, gave the best haircuts, and often kept secrets (many of which he has taken with him to the grave).
In addition to his wife, Jennifer of Wellsville, he is survived by: daughters, Elizabeth Hint of Belfast, NY, and SkyAnne Carpenter of Wellsville; five grandchildren, Emmett Cole, Norva Cole, Kolson Burdick, JaeLynn Michael, and Matthew Michael; his father, Jose Maisonet Sr. of Olean, NY; his mother, and step-father, Tammy (Shephard Carmichael) Maisonet of Wellsville; six siblings, Jose Maisonet Jr., Dylan Maisonet, ShyAnn Perez, Brandon Carmichael, Anthony Carmichael, and Jacob Carmichael; an aunt, Nancy Rivera of Bronx, NY; and father-in-law, William Brundage of Wellsville. He was predeceased by: his paternal grandmother, Delila Maisonet; maternal grandparents, Peter and Joan (Delaney) Alkema; an aunt, Pamela “Bobbie” Louis; an uncle, Luis Maisonet; and mother-in-law, Linda Brundage.
A private graveside service is being held at the convenience of the family. Please consider memorial donations towards the family to offset burial expenses, RE: Maisonet, 34 West State Street, Wellsville, NY 14895, or to a charity of choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.