Ciochetto, Michael James age 36, of Fridley, MN, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, James Frank Ciochetto. Michael is survived by his mom, Dorine Doyle (Scott) King; his sisters, Kathleen (Michael) Tucker, Emily (Joshua) Modin, and Sabrina (Jason) Harber; nephews, Jacob and Luke Harber, and Harrison Tucker; maternal grandmother, Donna M. Doyle; paternal grandmother, Mary Ciochetto Woodworth, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. We know he is at peace. He is our symbol of courage, kindness and creativity. Michael's heart was kind and strong, his soul loving and giving. He was a good friend to many. In his sleep, we believe he took one more walk-a-bout in search of nature's beauty. Michael was a photo-grapher who loved nature and had a natural ability to find beauty in everything he saw. His eye was a lens to the world. Michael was creative in his writing of poetry and short stories. When he was nine years old, he wrote a story on a giant dinosaur tablet about two dinosaurs who were best friends; this was his Mother's favorite. We will miss his passion for music and his many Facebook links to music videos that were perfect for our day. Michael had a love for history; his mind was FULL of information -- "just ask me." We will miss him at family dinners, holidays, events and campfires -- they will not be the same without Michael. There will be an empty place at every table from this day forward. We will miss being with Michael at Minnesota State Fair time and Irish Fair time. We will miss his smile, his laugh, his humor and his wit. We will forever miss his hugs and how he ALWAYS said, "I love you" before ending every telephone call. -- With love and gratitude, Dorine & Scott King, Kathleen & Mike Tucker, Emily & Joshua Modin, Sabrina & Jason Harber

Published on July 26, 2015

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