Michael Joseph Bianchi was born March 23, 1954 to Albert and Lupe Bianchi in Madera. Mike passed away on Wed. April 25, 2018 in Madera at the age of 64. He was a member of St Joachim Catholic church and had a lifelong career in Finish Carpentry. He took great pride in his work. Mike was a graduate of Madera High Class of 1972. His love of music had a great influence in his life as he was a guitarist for various groups but will long be remembered as a member of the Famous Madera band “Union Pacific”. Aside from his musical talents he enjoyed water skiing and coaching and playing softball, he was a powerful hitter who gained the nick name “The Hammer”.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Kenneth and Fred Bianchi. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Marti Bianchi of Madera; by his sons Jason Bianchi of Nipomo, CA and Matthew Bianchi and his wife Emily of Madera, CA; by his step daughter Kate Larose and her husband Josh of St. Albans, VT; by his sister Margaret Obert and Husband Mike of La Pine, OR. He is also survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Friday May 4, 2018 from 10am to 1 pm at Jay Chapel. Funeral service will also be Friday at Jay Chapel beginning at 1:00 pm with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Madera.