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Michael G. “Mike” Yannette

January 2, 1968 - May 26, 2021

Michael G. “Mike” Yannette, age 53, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

Born in Hawthorne, NJ on January 2, 1968, he was a son of Michael and Barbara J. (Bankos) Yannette. Mike was a graduate of the University of Albany in 1990. He served as a Vice President of J.P. Morgan Chase Information Systems. Mike retired from the State of Delaware working in the Division of Weights and Measures. Active in his church, Mike served as an usher for several years at St. Joseph’s Parish and St. Polycarp Church in Smyrna. A friend to the community, he served as a Past Grand Knight of Old Bohemia Knights of Columbus. In his spare time, Mike enjoyed woodworking and riding his Harley.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Debra (Girello) Yannette; parents, Michael and Barbara Yannette; siblings, Kevin Yannette (Jennifer), Jeffrey Yannette (Nichole) and Clare Perrin (Scott); nephews, Kevin, Jacob, Carter, Luke and Jack; and nieces, Megan and Chloe.

A visitation will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Parish, 371 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. Interment will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, June 4, 2021, in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, 301 Lock Street, Chesapeake City, MD.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.


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19 Condolences for Michael G. “Mike” Yannette

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Mary Teresa (Backer) Young

  • Michael I can’t believe that this is for real. You were always a great person especially to you brother Kevin. We all love you and will miss you very much. My deepest condolences to your whole family. Later Evil Terminator till we meet again in the Heavens!!!

  • Michael Yannette was an honest and kind hearted man.He served at St. Joseph’s Parish and St.Polycarp Church where we knew him.He always had a warm smile and was always friendly.May you rest in peace our friend. Natalie and Dominic DeBlasio

  • As Mike’s pastor for a decade at St. Joseph’s & 13 years at St. Polycarp, I tried my best to inspire him. But he always encouraged, uplifted, and inspired me. I am a better man & a better priest because of him.

  • A friend first and a co worker second. A man who gave of himself putting others first. I loved hearing of his motorcycle trips north in the fall and having frequent conversations at work. This is difficult to understand but all is in God’s hands now.

    May your soul Rest In Peace Mike. Please keep Debbie and the family in your loving hands.

  • Mike, it saddens me to hear the news of your passing, but rest assured, you will be at peace with no pain or worries now.
    Now you can usher for the Great High Priest !!!!!

  • I am a graduate of Mikes high school class of 1986 RedHook Ny. I’m so sad to here this news. Mike was my friend. He will always be a blessing to so many. You are in my prayers. God bless your family through this difficult time.

  • To my dear friend Debbie,
    I am so sorry for your loss.Sending love 💕 and prayers 🙏🏻.

  • Debbie we are so sad to read about Mike. We’re so sorry. May his memory be a blessing and he rest in God’s peace.

  • Dear Debbie & family,
    You & Mike were good friends, always enjoyed being with you.
    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, he is now in God’s hands.

  • My prayers and deepest condolences to the family and Friends of Michael Yannette

  • So sorry for your loss prayers are sent to the family, your neighbor up the street.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. A family member, and friend from long ago, I will always remember the time spent together in Ringwood and at grandmas; climbing the apple tree, playing in the park, and feeding the ducks. My heart aches for his family and I will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Our sincerest condolences to the entire family. I have great memories of Mike (and the Yannette Family) when we would get together on the holidays. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Deb you are in our prayers. You will be so missed my big cousin. I have such wonderful childhood memories and early adult ones too. Michael,Michael motorcycle…

  • Sorry for you loss! Our condolence! Gary and Yvonne Hershberger

  • I am so saddened by this news. I’ve known Debbie since middle school & my heart is with her during these difficult times. May he rest in peace.

  • I knew Mike back in college. A gentleman. Caring. Kind. Funny. Determined. Spiritual. May his soul find the same peace and kindness in heaven that he accomplished during his life on earth.

  • Mike & Barbara,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your whole family.
    Joe & Mercy