We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel
Michael (Mike) James Scioscia , 91, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on November 24th, 2021. He was known for his strong beliefs in music and family.
Mike was born in Brooklyn on March 16th, 1930. He graduated Brooklyn High School in 1949 and took part in the Senior Council and school Band. After high school, Mike attended Brooklyn College for a period of time, but he soon enlisted in the US Army. During the Korean War, Mike served in the 9th division of the Army. On the way to his deployment in France, he organized a Talent Show on the ship. In his time in the army, he provided entertainment and joy to the other troops by organizing plays and performances.
His passion for the arts began with an interest in music and photography. His experience behind the camera evolved into a very successful broadcasting career. Mike was employed for a long time with WSBK TV-38, where he was the lead cameraman for sports games. He also represented his fellow union members as the shop steward.
In addition to work, Mike enjoyed Jazz music and jammed with artists like Buddy Rich. He was known for playing a mean set of drums. His family recalls many Sunday evenings spent dancing around the living room to all genres of music. Mike’s favorite artist was Frank Sinatra and he would often quote him. He instilled a love of this music on his children and grandchildren.
In Hingham, Mike, was a member of St Paul’s Parish for many years. On each Sunday, he always welcomed people into the church and assisted in the weekly collection. In his free time, you could find him fishing off the Hingham Bay or enjoying a cup of coffee with his friends at Starbucks.
He met and married his wife of 65 years, Marie E. Cooke, in New York. Prior to settling in Hingham, they lived in Virginia and Ohio. Mike is survived by his wife, 3 devoted daughters (Marie and husband Alex DiMare, Maureen Scioscia, and Michelle and husband Giovanni Ciambriello), and his grandchildren.
Mike was a man who lived his life “his way” and his memory will endure in those he touched.
A Prayer Service will be held on Monday November 29, 2021 at 10 A.M. at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel 21 Pond Street, Hingham, visiting hours will be on Sunday from 2-4 P.M. relatives and friends invited. Burial will be in Hingham Cemetery.