Michael James Bussone

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Michael James Bussone, 95, longtime Negaunee resident, entered eternal rest February 15, 2013 in San Antonio, TX.

Mike was born in April, 1917 to Joseph and Theresa Bussone in North Lake Location, graduated from Ishpeming High School (without missing a day for 13 years) and immediately went to work for CCI in the mines to support his mother, brothers and a sister. Mike worked for CCI for 40 years and lived in Negaunee for most of that time; retiring in the late 60’s and moving to Shag Lake near Gwinn. He stayed active in the community, volunteering 1000’s of hours at the Gwinn Senior Center; receiving awards from both the State of Michigan and The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Surviving are one brother, Albert, of Florida; his four children: Barbara Allen and Michele Bussone, both of San Antonio; Michael of Nevada and Stephen of Maine. Granddaughters include Deborah Bayer of Houston; Analise Bussone of Baton Rouge and Shannon Bussone of Milwaukee. Great granddaughters include Amanda and Jennifer Bayer of Houston. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Ann Bussone in 1990, a sister, Antoinette, and 3 brothers: David, Frank and Peter.

He was that old fashioned gentleman who always responded to another’s needs; never asking for anything in return. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial is tentatively scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on April 26th, 2013 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Gwinn, with the date and time to be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home in the spring.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.koskeyfuneralhome.com