Family mourns Michael H. Stanley, 44, who died in a snowmobile accident in New York State on Friday.
OLD TAPPAN — A borough man killed in a snowmobile accident in upstate New York on Friday was remembered by his family for his big personality.
“He was a loving father and an unbelievable husband to my sister,” Dominic J. Muggeo said Monday of his brother-in-law, Michael H. Stanley, who died after he veered off a trail and hit a concrete bridge in Boonville, N.Y. “He was a big man, his personality was so much bigger than him. He lit up the room when he came in.”
Stanley, 44, born in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., was the son of Skip and Rose Stanley, according to the biography on the Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home website.
He attended State University of New York at Delhi, where he obtained a degree in computer-aided design. He married his wife, Eleanor Marie Koutsoukos, in June 2013. Most recently, Stanley had served as the director of construction at Michili, a firm which did both construction and consulting, according to the bio.
Stanley was a big New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Muggeo said. According to the biography, he liked golfing with friends and listening to Billy Joel.
Stanley and his father “would go to opening-day Yankee games,” said Muggeo, who added that he was heartbroken and asked for privacy to allow his sister to mourn.
Stanley also leaves behind two children, Amanda, 16, and Chloe, 2, according to the funeral home biography.
“He was a super hardworking man and a wonderful father,”…
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