Michael Rios passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Bridgeport, CT. Michael was born in New Britain, CT on June 27, 1990. He is the son of Irene Rios Knauf of Port Jefferson, NY and I. Michael Rios, of Bristol, CT. He is the twin brother of Jonathan Rios, of Stamford, CT. He is also survived by his partner Jaclyn Semmeles of Danbury; his Grandfather “Dude” of Hyde Park, NY; his step-parents Ana Maranzano, and David Knauf; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and step-siblings.
Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT on 5/18/14. He was an Assistant Community Manager for Greystar in Trumbull, CT.
Michael is loved and deeply missed. He brought a bright smile with him everywhere he went and lit up a room with his presence. He was happy and proud of purchasing and improving his first home last year, then accepting a profitable offer to sell the home two days before his untimely death.
Since his birth, he and his brother were special miracles and Michael was a source of great pride for his parents. He is our kind, wonderful, caring, loving son, brother, partner, and friend. He was our cook, our project engineer, our pragmatic rock, our strength, our athlete, our sports fan, our dapper dresser, and our world. He loved life and we will love him endlessly.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol, CT. A Celebration of his life will follow at 7:00 p.m. Face masks and social distancing is respectfully required. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Michael’s name can be made to the American Heart Association. To leave an online message of condolence or share a memory or photo, please visit Michael’s memorial tribute page at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com.
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American Heart Association
5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford CT 06492