Michael Dale Cuniffe

Feb 9, 1953 - Feb 23, 2016


Michael Dale Cuniffe, 63, died Tuesday, February 23rd 2016 at Sutter Medical Center after suffering a heart attack.

He leaves his wife of 38 years, Dianne (Chetcuti) Cuniffe; his son, Nicholas J. Cuniffe (Meaghan); his daughter, Michelle M. Mohsenzadegan (Andrew); his sister, Cathleen Geiger; three grandchildren, Landon, Mackenzie, and Mason; and many relatives and close friends.

He is predeceased by his parents, Dale and Evelyn Cuniffe. Michael was born in San Francisco and raised in South San Francisco. He was a lifelong resident of San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties

In his early years, Mr. Cuniffe attended elementary school in South San Francisco. He graduated from El Camino High School in 1971, where he was a top student, while lettering in Football and earning his Eagle Scout Medal. He then attended college and earned a degree in Structural Engineering. Through his sister, Cathleen, he met the love of his life, Dianne. They were married in San Francisco in September of 1977.

Mike and Dianne quickly entered the next phase of their lives together, purchasing a home in South San Francisco, and giving birth to a son, Nicholas Joseph, in April of 1981. A few years later, they gave birth to a beautiful daughter, Michelle on Christmas Eve 1985.

In the early 90’s, Mike and Dianne purchased a wonderful home in Concord, CA where they lived for over 25 years. During this time Michael spent many years working at Fluor Engineers, The Richmond Chevron Refinery, Alameda County Water District, and finally years alongside his brother-in-law and close friend, Benny Chetcuti, working in real estate.

This past year Michael and Dianne sold their home in Concord, and moved to Elk Grove.

Michael was a simple and selfless man. He enjoyed wine; model trains, grilling in the backyard and wood crafting. There was nothing that he enjoyed more though, than time with his wife Dianne and his family.

A funeral service will be held February 29th, 2016.
Viewing at 1pm, Services at 2pm.

East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park
9189 East Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Phone: 916-732-2031

Reception to be held in their home afterwards.

Donations in Michael’s name may be made to the American Heart Association.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


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