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Michael “Mike” Taraborrelli, Marine, teacher, husband, and father, died on January 2, 2022, surrounded by family and friends at the age of 41.
Mike is survived by his parents, his wife, Ashleigh; his children, Vincent and Giuliette; his brother, Joseph; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Douglas and Mary Cook; his aunt and uncle, Phyllis and Mark Skupien and his aunt, Livia Liberatoscioli.
Mike was born in Philadelphia, PA, on April 10, 1980, to Vincent and Christine Taraborrelli. He attended West Chester East H.S., received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University, and masters degrees from Immaculata College and Cabrini College which prepared him for his career path into education.
On October 5, 2013, Mike married the love of his life, Ashleigh Marie. On August 17, 2016, and February 1, 2021, Mike and Ashleigh welcomed their two beautiful children who were the most important part of his life.
Mike was a history teacher at Marsh Creek 6th Grade Center where he adored taking the time to help all of his students and show them the importance and value in education.
Michael (aka Tabs) was a devoted husband, loving father, and amazing friend. An exceptional athlete, Mike was an avid hockey player and fan, a skilled hunter, an energetic runner, and a determined golfer. Mike was also an exceptional artist with a passion for sketching and playing the guitar.
He will be incredibly missed by his family, friends, and all who have met him.
An evening visitation will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown.
A morning visitation will be held from 8:30 – 9:30 A.M., Thursday, January 13, 2022 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Elizabeth Church, 120 St. Elizabeth Drive, Chester Springs, PA. Father Thomas M. Mullin will officiate. Mask-wearing will be required.
Interment will be private with the family.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Glioblastoma Research Organization will be welcomed.
All guests attending are asked to wear a mask and social distance to the best of their ability. As we are expecting a large attendance, please dress accordingly and be prepared to stand in line outside of the funeral home.