It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Mike Celentano Sr., one of Musco Food’s finest. Mike passed away this weekend after a month-long battle with the Covid-19 virus, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers go to them in these immensely difficult times.
Mike had been an adored and ever-successful member of the Musco Food team for more than 25 years. His drive and passion were only matched by his kindness and generosity. Musco Food would not be the company it is today had we not been so fortunate to have him onboard.
As his colleagues, we will remember him as a truly remarkable salesman, a wise mentor, a warm and friendly teammate to all. We will miss his humor, his tranquil confidence, and genuine love for what he did. We hold no doubt his customers and all those who have crossed his path will miss him in the same ways, and more.
May God rest his soul.
It has now been eight months since we lost Musco Food’s finest, Mike Celentano, to Covid. More than ever, he is in our hearts and minds. One of our employees penned this lovely memorial poem for him, that we wanted to share with you.
A Musco Christmas
In Memory of Mike Celentano
It was a month before Christmas and all through the stores
There’s a flurry of activity, lots and lots of chores.
Oh My Goodness, too much to do, too many tasks & work to do! Oh, Help Us Wow!
The store owner said don’t worry, we’ll call Mike Celentano, he’ll show us how!
Mike will get us Prosciutto to hang above and below,
He’ll get us Panettone wall to wall and cheeses to sell both big and small.
He’ll stock up the products, every space filled with wheels.
Don’t Worry the store owner said, Mike will get us good deals!
He’ll make sure we have everything to be a success, and he’ll do it all with ease and a quiet finesse.
He’ll get all this done and it won’t take him long and when he’s through he’ll even sing us a song.
Christmas is here and if you believe, a good thought from Mike is what you’ll receive.
This Christmas you may not see him, Santa and his reindeer,
But just like Santa, Mike is still here.
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