Obituary for Michael Natale Luchento Sr.
Michael Luchento, 59 of Manalapan, passed away at Cranbury Center, Monroe on May 12th, 2017. Born in Jersey City, he was a resident of Parlin, NJ. , before settling in Manalapan. Michael was employed by Freehold Raceway for 20 years as valet to the harness drivers. He was a drummer and an avid fan of the group Rush. Michael had Fabry disease, and served as a pioneer for clinical trials that led to FDA approved enzyme replacement therapy.
He was predeceased by his mother Carmella and brother George. Mike is survived by his father Natale; wife Cheryl; son Michael Jr. and wife Lauren; daughter Amanda and fiancé Braden Price, brother Tom and sister in law Carol; sister in law Alice. A favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews and a pseudo dad to many friends of the family.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 16th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, 344 Route 9 North, Manalapan. The funeral mass will be held Wednesday, May 17th at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Englishtown. Burial will take place after the service at Old Tennent Cemetery, Manalapan. Donations to honor Michael’s memory can be made to www.fabry.org or the Fabry Support Information Group 108 NE 2nd Street, Suite C, P.O. Box 510, Concordia, MO 64020. To leave a condolence or find directions, visit www.freemanfuneralhomes.com