Mike Falzone at 50
Mike Falzone, 50, of East Falmouth was a great guy. He was humble, selfless, and a pleasure to be around. He was as strong as an ox (earning him the childhood nickname “moose”), but always a gentle giant who loved nature and the outdoors.
Where most people would cut down a tree that stood in the exact spot where he or she wanted to build a shed, Mike was determined to design his Victorian structure around the tree leaving it unharmed. While most people purchase a condo to avoid doing maintenance and mowing the lawn, Mike continued to work in his own yard and help landscape others. And while most people look forward to parties and social gatherings, Mike was most content in a small wooden boat slowly motoring across Waquoit Bay at sunset. To paraphrase the Grateful Dead, Mike lived no particular way but his own.
Mike probably didn’t want an obituary, as he never talked about himself. But if you spent any time with him, you know that he enjoyed crafting beautiful landscapes and hardscapes across Cape Cod. He loved digging for clams, gardening, woodworking, and driving his muddy truck down dirt roads. He could fix a broken motorcycle and build custom teak furniture. He could identify most any plant in New England and was happiest when helping others. Sadly, Mike’s free-spirited journey was cut short on March 18, but his affable smile and perpetual kindness won’t soon be forgotten.
Mike is survived by his parents, brother, aunts, uncles, and friends. He graduated from Medway High School and the UMASS Stockbridge School of Agriculture. He worked at Wood Lumber Company in Falmouth and previously Miskovsky Landscaping, in addition to a six-year stint owning and operating Falzone Landscape & Design.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com Private burial will be held at Great Neck Woods Cemetery. In memory of Mike, the family suggests a donation to Tommy’s Place, a home away from home for kids fighting cancer (www.tommysplace.org). Or donate to Falmouth Housing Trust to keep housing affordable on the Cape (www.falmouthhousingtrust.org).
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