We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Martin Hughes Inc. Funeral Home
Michael J. Hynes Sr., 45, of Staten Island, NY, passed away surrounded by family and love. There aren’t enough praises to sing for Michael, as we remember the impact he had on others in this world. The youngest of four siblings, Michael was a good man, and he stayed close to a lot of friends that he had since childhood. He loved his neighborhood and was a big-little brother to many families. In his twenties, he acquired a love of traveling and photography. The best part of his life and his greatest achievement was being a father; his children were his world. He enjoyed watching them grow and achieve even the smallest things. He was always present and made that his priority. To the many who loved Michael, he’s described as a role model, a positive influence,and as being helpful and inspirational. He is survived by his mother, Veronica Hynes (née Clifford), his two sons Michael J. Hynes Jr., Dylan J. Hynes, and Brianna Vento, his loving partner Maria Salerno and her daughter Amanda Nunez, his sister Kelly Hynes Barrios and brother-in-law Wayne Barrios, his brother William Hynes and sister-in-law Tanya, his brother Shawn Hynes and sister-in-law Nichol, and five nieces and three nephews. Michael took pride in his work. He was very skilled, and was in facilities management for several years. Michael was a thinker; he was interested in conspiracy theories and sharing his thoughts with others. He also found a good challenge in putting gadgets together, despite how long they took or how difficult they were to finish. Michael became ill five years ago and battled for his health due a few simulataenous ailments. He always remained positive despite all obstacles, and found the right options to get him through the next steps. Many people feel this tragedy, “for the simple fact” that Michael was so easy to love and adore.