Michael Lee Rome, 70 years of age of Rocky Hill, CT, formerly of West Hartford, CT, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Milton and Esther Rome.
He is survived by his son Matthew, his wife, Lisa and their three children, Samuel, Brynne, and Julian of Chicago, IL; and his son, Jonathan and significant other Jessica Poppa and their daughter, Jasmine of Vernon, CT. He is also survived by his brother, Edward Rome and wife Linda of East Hartford along with their daughter, Lindsey Marshall of South Windsor and his nephew, Marc Frankel of Hoboken, NJ.
Michael graduated from Conard High School in West Hartford and received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Quinnipiac College in New Haven, where he also played baseball. For many years, he was a quintessential entrepreneur, running a successful commercial roofing supply company.
For the love of the game, Michael dedicated over 20 years of his life to West Hartford Youth Sports and became a permanent fixture at the Kingswood Oxford School gymnasium running the basketball league as well as every baseball diamond in town. He provided leadership roles along with coaching, umpiring, and of course his fanship of the game.
His charismatic personality, strong embraces and sense of humor will be missed, along with his favorite phrase, “mark my words!”
Funeral services and interment will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the State Veterans Jewish Cemetery, 317 Bow Ln, Middletown, CT with Rabbi Small officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends at 42 Lawler Rd, West Hartford, CT immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be made to the West Hartford Youth Baseball League, which is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, tax ID# 22-2570520, PO Box 270186, West Hartford, CT 06127-0186. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford, CT. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Michael, please visit online at http://www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm