Michael P. Fabio ’04
FALMOUTH – Michael P. (Mike) Fabio, 36, died unexpectedly at his cabin in Milo on July 17, 2016. He was born in Portland on Dec. 9, 1979, the son of Ronald and Linda Fabio.
Michael attended schools in Falmouth through 1996. During that time, in 1994, he joined the High School Studies Program at MIT, and was accepted as a freshman at USM. In 1995 he was a member of the Falmouth Wattsmen, the team that raced an electric car in the American Tour de Sol.
A strong proponent for the establishment of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM), Michael testified before the legislature in 1995 on behalf of the school. He attended MSSM for his junior and senior years, where he developed friendships that lasted his lifetime. While at MSSM, he participated in a voyage on the schooner Bowdoin, which fueled a lifelong love of the sea. After MSSM, he worked for Saunders Electronics until entering Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) in 2001. At MMA, Michael was the recipient of the Henry A. Scheel Award. He graduated summa cum laude in 2005.
Since 2005, Michael has divided his time between Maine and Alaska, where he worked as a chief mate in Valdez on oil recovery vessels for Crowley Marine. Michael had an insatiable curiosity, and excelled in all things electrical and electronic.
A gentle man, children and animals gravitated to him, and he was always ready to help someone out. His smile would light up the room. He was loved and admired by crew mates and friends alike.
Michael was predeceased by his brother Daniel.
Survivors are his parents, Ronald and Linda Fabio of Falmouth; and maternal grandmother Irene Allen of Southampton, N.J.
A private burial service will be held at a later date.
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