Obituary of Michael Chesnut Milano
December 18, 2017
Michael Chesnut Milano was born in Honduras, Central America 10/28/1986. He died unexpectedly 11/3/2017 in Grass Valley, CA. He was raised in New York City and California by his mother Barbara Chesnut to whom he brought immeasurable joy. Michael was charismatic and generous with a wonderful sense of humor. He had a strong work ethic and was blessed with many strengths and qualities which allowed him to be a valuable asset in the variety of jobs he tackled. For a number of years he worked as a server at La Viera in Santa Rosa. He was charming, attentive and provided exquisite service to his customers. He was loved and respected by his employers and customers alike.
He lived life big. He had a huge compassionate heart while carrying more than his share of life's burdens. Mike was not afraid to speak out on his beliefs. He bravely faced many cultural and social challenges and lived life according to his true nature. Sadly though, he succumbed to his life's pain and his struggle with addiction.
Michael is greatly missed by his loving mother Barbara Chesnut and father Bart Bias, Allan, Nancy, Dan and Gabe Finlay, Ellen Chesnut, Aurora Aguirre, Constance, Kit and Jay Chesnut, Elizabeth Chesnut, plus many friends. He was predeceased by his beloved Grandmother Marguerite, Grandfather Jim, Uncle Jaime and Aunt Joanie.
Michael's life can be likened to a comet; lighting up the sky brilliantly and then departing all too soon.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday Dec. 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 South Church Street, Grass Valley. Reverend Kevin Tarsa officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday Dec. 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 South Church Street, Grass Valley. Reverend Kevin Tarsa officiating.
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