Mike Ortolano Dead At 52
August 8, 2011 at 4:02 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of MICHAEL P. "MIKE" ORTOLANO, who died THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th, following a long illness.
LEGACY.COM notes, "He was the son of the late MARY E. WALSH and ANGELO J. ORTOLANO and his wife DORIS KIDD. He is also survived by his four brothers, five sisters; and many, nieces, nephews, and dear friends."
ORTOLANO began as a producer at WBCM.BOSTON, but may be best known as a producer for JOHN GARABEDIAN's syndicated radio show, OPEN HOUSE PARTY. He also worked with He later worked with GARABEDIAN for the television station XY.TV. GARABEDIAN told ALL ACCESS that ORTOLANO, "passed away after a long bout with cancer. He was an awesome guy, produced OPEN HOUSE PARTY for over ten years, and was a great friend. Word spread quickly through FACEBOOK, and I have heard from several dozen of his friends in radio and the music industry from all over the country ... many are planning to come to BOSTON for the funeral."
Added SUPERADIO SVP/Programming RICH O'BRIEN, "MIKE was a great guy, who I had the pleasure to work with for over 12 years, and have know for almost 20. He will be missed."
His Funeral Mass will be on WEDNESDAY at 1p at Our Lady of Grace Church, 28 Tarbell St., PEPPERELL, MA. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in ORTOLANO's name to the charity of one's choice.
For online condolences and the entire obituary visit blakefuneralhome.com.