I want to say Thank You to Karen Gleason for all the help she gave me in adding her talents to making my son's webpage special.  Thank you also to Suzy Betancourt for making the NASCAR animation for Mike.  One grieving parent helping another is what POS (Parents Of Suicide) is all about.  Thank you to POS for all your love and support in helping me get through my loss.  Check out the Angel page to see other precious children from POS that have been lost to suicide. 



Welcome to Michael's Memorial Website!

Michael, you were the light of my life.  May your light shine on in heaven down on us.  May you find the peace you so needed.     Love Always, Mom


Michael Joseph Stilson, born on Saturday, February 6, 1971

          at 3:15am at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY

   Weight: 10 pounds 13 ounces  Height: 22 1/2 inches

                 Hair:dark blonde - med. brown  Eyes: Blue              


Attended Kent Phillips Elementary for K,1st,3rd,4th,5th,6th grade.  Attended St. Vincents de Paul for  2nd Grade and for all of his religious  education classes to complete his First Communion and Confirmation. Mike's 2nd grade teacher told the principal, Sister Anne, "Either Mike goes, or I quit!" so he was out of school for two weeks until he had completely changed from cylert to ritalin for ADDH.  I now wonder if he had been misdiagnosed as ADDH when he was probably bipolar.  Will never know.

Michael was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout and worked up to his First Star.   Only had one left and he would have been an Eagle Scout but quit because of poor troup leadership andselling merchandise for trip and failure of leader getting transportation only to cancel.  He spent many campouts with troups at Camp Gordan as well as special camps for computer camp, horseback riding and watersports.

Attended Corning Free Academy for 7th grade. Attended Northside Blodgett for 8th grade.  Attended Corning Painted Post East High School for high school and graduated June 1989.  Majored in wood and metal shop.  Went on to construction work in New York and Raleigh, NC area.

We Love and Miss You Mike! 

Time slowly heals the broken heart but never fully heals nor forgets you.


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