March 5, 2021
Michael Profita, 68, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2021, from complications related to lymphoma and COVID-19. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Nancy; three beloved children, Daniel (Angie), Hillary Siclari (Brian), and Nicholas (Elizabeth); five siblings, Thomas (JoAnn), Kenneth (Diane), Robert, John (Jodi), and Jeanmarie Curley (Bob); and five grandchildren, Natalie, Michael, William, Stella Siclari, and Owen. Michael was born in Trenton, NJ, on April 5, 1952. He graduated from Drake University in with a BA in Economics & Management. He received his JD from Seton Hall School of Law and his LLM in Taxation from New York University. Michael was a brilliant attorney in the eyes of adversaries, colleagues, and clients, who very often became dear friends. A true self-made man, Michael built a busy law practice from the ground up over the course of 40 years and later merged the firm with DeCotiis, achieving great success. He remained a trusted advisor to his clients even in his final days. Above all, he was a consummate family man, always present at his children’s events and ever-proud of their achievements. His greatest joy in recent years was no doubt his grandchildren, whom he delighted in treating to ice cream, chocolate and other things they were not supposed to eat. He loved good food and good wine, but not more than he enjoyed treating others to the same. His generosity — always expressed quietly and without fanfare — was among his most remarkable traits. And he had many remarkable traits. His quick wit, thoughtfulness, and endless support and love of his family and friends will be desperately missed. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11AM on Thursday at Mount Carmel RC Church, Tenafly. Due to COVID restrictions, anyone unable to physically attend the mass may view the service via livestream at www.facebook.com/OLMCTenafly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s name to the John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, 92 2nd St, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Visit Michael’s memorial tribute page at www.barrettleberfuneralhome.com.
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