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Contemporary Music Ensemble visits ill member in Overlea

Posted at 11:24 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 23:24:59-04

OVERLEA, Md. — Michael Gianotti is resting on the doorstep of heaven tonight. But last night, his church family was on his Overlea doorstep. St. Michael’s in Overlea came to visit Michael, who’s mom calls him an angel.

She said she has never heard him utter a bad word toward anyone in his 56 years of life. This father of four grown daughters is dying. Dying of his second bout of brain cancer.

His oldest daughter calls him the best dad. Tuesday night, his childhood friend, Janet Rusen Hale sent out an email.

In it, she asked the Contemporary Music Ensemble to come visit him and play. Michael has been a member since he was 15.

Under the direction of his brother-in-law they played four songs. Michael managed a thumbs up. He is being taken care of by his mom and dad. Every night for the past 2 ½ years, mom holds Michael’s hand as she lays by his cot.

It is amazing to see the love for this man, who had the angels singing in his front yard.