portrait picture for Michael Rodney Santamaria Emano

Services:

A Memorial Mass will be held on August 10 (Friday) at 10am in St Aloysius Parish – 21 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT 06840. A Memorial Visitation will also be held on August 10 (Friday) at 6pm – 8pm at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851.

Burial:

Interment will be held on August 11 (Saturday) at 10:30am at St Mary-Putnam Cemetery’s St Joseph Mausoleum – 399 North Street, Greenwich, CT 06830.

Remembrance:

In lieu of flowers, be a “Cool Cat”; sit back, relax and listen to your favorite playlist in remembrance of Michael “Migs” Emano.

Michael Rodney Santamaria Emano


May 1, 1963 - July 1, 2018

Michael Rodney Santamaria Emano, known to friends as “Migs”, passed away on July 1st, 2018, at the age of 55 years.

Born May 1, 1963 in Manila, Philippines, first son of the late Alfredo R. Emano and Lourdes Santamaria Brown, Michael immigrated to Stamford CT where he studied Graphic Design.

Michael brought his Graphic Design talents to many companies over the years, such as Unilever, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Stamford Advocate, Schawk!, Southern Graphics, Converter Scan and Zunda Design. Michael finished his respected and successful career as a Graphic Designer with Blue Buffalo.

If you knew Migs, you knew he had a passion for the Creative Arts. He was a true “Jazz Cat”. If he was not creating his own artwork, he was creating his own music and mixes. He shared his talents with multiple Garage Bands, ‘Nitefox’, ‘Odacity’, and ‘Our Band’. A gifted singer, musician, producer, sound engineer, and visual artist; his love for art and music led him to create ‘Jazmix Arts & Entertainment’. His YouTube channel has over 26K subscribers with over 12 million views.

Migs is survived by his beautiful daughter, Carasade, and the mother of his daughter, Theresa “Lalaine” Ferrer. He is also survived by his Mother Lourdes Brown, Brother Nowell Emano and his wife Cherrie, Sister Jennifer Mutino and her husband Phil, 4 nephews and nieces Kayla Emano, Kyle Emano, Gabriella Mutino and Jack Mutino.

A Memorial Mass will be held on August 10 (Friday) at 10am in St Aloysius Parish – 21 Cherry Street, New Canaan, CT 06840. A Memorial Visitation will also be held on August 10 (Friday) at 6pm – 8pm at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Interment will be held on August 11 (Saturday) at 10:30am at St Mary-Putnam Cemetery’s St Joseph Mausoleum – 399 North Street, Greenwich, CT 06830.

In lieu of flowers, be a “Cool Cat”; sit back, relax and listen to your favorite playlist in remembrance of Michael “Migs” Emano.

  1. Weeks had already gone by and this void has not subside a bit. Your sudden absence put a big jolt into our family. I trust in our creator that you are well within his Kingdom together with our Dad and with the rest of our loves ones. We all miss you so much Kuya Mike, Rest in Peace my brother.

    July 19, 2018
    Nowell, Cherrie, Kayla and Kyle Emano -
  • May you RIP Mike. You’re a great friend and you’ll be missed.

    August 6, 2018
    Miriam, James, & Kristoffer Solis -
  • I knew Migs when we worked together at Southern Graphics in Armonk NY. I am in total shock. We were very close in those days but after we both left Southern Graphics we didn’t see much of each other since we lived far apart but we still kept in touch through email and Facebook. In my life I have many acquaintances and colleagues but very true close friends I could trust with my life and Migs is one of them. I had the privilege to meet his family and they are all warm, wonderful and beautiful people just like him. He will truly be missed but fondly remembered by his peers and family. May his beautiful soul find Peace and Harmony and continue his new journey into the Universe with all the other wonderful souls out there. RIP brother Migs.

    August 7, 2018
    Juan Santiago -
  • Forever remembered, Forever missed … I am honored and blessed to have known you my dear friend, Migs. Prayers and fond FB conversations are what we have to remember. My most heartfelt condolences to your family, to your beautiful daughter who is your love of your life. I hope that our Lord brings your family the much needed peace during this sad time.

    My dear friend, saying goodbye is hard … till we meet again.
    Your birthday – May 1st, Your songs, Your dedication, Your friendship – I will surely miss!

    August 7, 2018
    Nenette Flores- Vencio -
  • Learning of your untimely passing sent shock waves down my spine, my heart swelled in pain along with uncontrolled tears cascaded down my cheeks. I am so blessed to have met you; your friendship made a huge impact in my life. You were my ROCK, my bestfriend, my confidante. The friendship we developed over the years is one I will always treasure close to my heart. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t miss you, long to see you, or wanting to hear your voice. Your text messages I desperately miss. Our silly disagreements, our petty arguments I so miss. I will never again have the pleasure of hearing your voice, but the thought of you lingers in my mind. Your sudden absence made a significant impact in my daily life. I shouldn’t shed tears bec you’re no longer around, but instead SMILE that it happened… This is not a final goodbye, but rather just an interim. Your presence i will greatly miss…

    I love you more than you know… RC

    August 7, 2018
    RC -
  • I am just learning of Migs Passing away and am deeply saddened by this news, a precious life gone way too soon. We worked together @Converterscan and again at SGS, he also lived next door to my cousin on Silver Street. Mike was an outstanding artist and I know a great dad to his precious daughter and a good son to his mother. I pray that his soul will rest in peace. Let us all try to take comfort in the thought that he is in a better place and is at rest.
    Migs awesome artistic talents will be a great loss to this world!

    August 10, 2018
    janet balbour -
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