Michael Anthony Monacelli, 61, formerly of Hibbing, passed away on
March 30, 2022, in Naples, Florida.
He is survived by his parents, Edward and Phyllis (Turk) Monacelli, Sr., Hibbing;
his loving sister Debbie Monacelli (Greg) Dodge, Buffalo, MN (daughters Jayde
and Skyler); brother Ed (Roberta) Monacelli, Jr. of Hibbing (children Nick and
Laura); brother Tom Monacelli of Hibbing (children Christopher, Amanda, and
David (Autumn)); and brother Jim (Carla) Monacelli, Woodbury, MN (daughters
Francesca and Ava).
Michael was born August 26, 1960 in Hibbing and graduated from Hibbing High
School in 1978. He studied Anthropology and Art History at the University of MN
and Concordia College.
Michael deeply loved his family members, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his many
long-time friends. Anyone who knew Michael was aware of his particular sense
of humor. He had a keen wit and loved to make people laugh and could tell a
story like no one else. Michael liked the finer things in life – art, music, books,
antiques, and travel. He worked most of his adult life in the food industry and
loved telling stories about his travels and interactions with the famous people
he’d met over the years.
Michael’s service will be held at the Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing, MN on Saturday, April 30 at 11AM. Deacon Richard Johnston will officiate the service. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the 10AM.
Interment will take place at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing. In lieu of flowers,
please send your prayers to those affected by addictions.