Michael J. RepiciAugust 9th, 2021
Michael J. Repici, of Palm Beach Gardens FL, formerly of Bensalem PA, passed away July 25th , 2021 at the age of 63. Son of the late Philip A Repici Sr. and Mary Rita Repici nee Katona. Beloved husband and partner of 34 years to Laura P Matera. Loving brother of Marie DiMassa (Lou), Philip A Repici, Jr (Leenie), Frank Repici (Tracey), Joanne Slimbock (David) and Paula Papageorgeiou (Francis Guarnaccia). No matter how busy or far away, Michael always stayed close to his many adoring nieces and nephews, and he held a very special place in his heart for his three Godchildren, Alyssa, Joey and Nicolina. Michael’s devotion to his mother-in-law, Palma Matera, was beyond admirable and “he did more for her than any son could do.” Michael was a hardworking, passionate, outrageously funny, incredibly generous man. His love for the game of pool as a young teen inspired him to start his own business, Repici’s Custom Billiard Service, in 1976. He enjoyed a highly successful career as a Billiard Installer, traveling across the country, where he met many celebrities while installing their tables. He and Frank were known to countless people in the billiard industry all over the US as “The Brothers,” and everyone remembers Michael’s gift for conversation. He was a member of the Billiard Congress of America and the Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, and proudly sponsored many youth sports teams and charity events. His networking talents allowed him to partner with Laura’s banking career and they excelled at promoting themselves as a team for many billiard, banking and community functions, proudly wearing each other’s logo attire. Since his retirement in 2018, Michael became an avid pool player for the APA in Palm Beach Gardens, winning league MVP in his skill class, three years in a row. Michael and Laura enjoyed daily walks at their favorite park, and a stop at Lake Catherine to see their personalized tree and plaque was always a must for their out of town visitors. Michael was a life-long Beatles fan, sports trivia whiz, and his knack for remembering everyone’s birthdays, anniversaries and due dates, was just astounding. Services for Michael will be held on Tuesday August 17, 2021 at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia PA 19135. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Michael’s family from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00AM in the funeral home. Interment will be held in Resurrection Cemetery (5201 Hulmeville Rd Bensalem PA 19020). There will be a luncheon immediately following at The Philadelphia Ballroom 2014 Hornig Rd Philadelphia 19116. The venue was chosen specifically to help maintain the safety of all guests with more ample room between tables for socially distancing. All services and luncheon are mask mandatory. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor should be sent directly to the Michael J. Repici Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Billiard Education Foundation c/o Billiard Congress of America. 500 Discovery Parkway, Suite 125 Superior, CO 80027 or to donate online Click Here. Please wear your mask properly and practice safe social distancing. For out of town guests, most friends and family are staying at the Courtyard Marriot 3280 Tillman Rd Bensalem PA 19020. However they are unable to hold a block of rooms so reservations are made on an individual basis. You may view the services for Michael via Facebook Live on Tuesday August 17th starting at 9:30AM. Here is the link to our Facebook Page : Click Here. Thank you.