Michael Huntley

Michael "Hollis" Huntley

Monday, May 8th, 1944 - Thursday, January 14th, 2021
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Michael Ainsley Huntley “Hollis” born May 8, 1944, in Trinidad and Tobago left us peacefully at home with his family surrounding him on January 14, 2021, after a long battle with cancer.

Michael immigrated to the United States in 1966 and worked with cousins and lifetime buddy, Desmond Edwards and Michael Cephas at the Daughters of Miriam in Clifton NJ. Michael met his wife of 49 years in 1969 and after a courtship they married on 06/12/1971. Michael and Lystra relocated to Passaic, New Jersey to start their family where they had daughters Carol Michelle and Deborah Gail.

He worked at ICC Primex Plastics where he retired after 33 years. While working he went to Lincoln Tech and received an Automotive Mechanics certificate. He was a jack of all trades, master of none. Always willing to travel overseas, cross country, or just across the street to help a neighbor or family. In his retired years, he enjoyed his yearly trip to Trinidad for carnival, spending time with his grandchildren, and hosting social events and deep political discussion.

He is preceded in death by his father John Huntley his mother Elvira Superville-Huntley, his sisters Yvonne James and Muriel Rogers. Father-in-law Phillip Stewart mother-in-law Drucilla Alexander Brother-in-law Ellis Purcell and nephew Curtis Huntley cousins Eslyn Merle Solomon and Uris Cephas.

Michael is survived by his wife of 49 years Lystra Cynthia Huntley and two daughters Carol Michelle Huntley & Deborah Gail Huntley-Clark. Brothers and sisters Milton Joe Huntley UK, Cecil Huntley Maryland USA and Pearl Purcell St Croix VI. Grandchildren Michael Saul Clark, Michelle Olivia Clark ,and Matthew Phillip Clark. Sister in laws Molly Huntley, Rose Huntley, and a band of nephews' nieces, cousins & Volton Desmond Edwards, Simon Barbosa, Alvin Placid, Llyod Vidale & Wayne Murray.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 11:00am
    Father Robert Solon
  • Interment

    East Ridgelawn Cemetery
    Main Ave
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Familia Barbosa-Valdes

Posted at 06:41pm
Sincere Condolences. Our Love, Hearts & Prayers go out to the Family. Simon & Loren Barbosa and Family

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Lystra Huntley Posted at 12:22pm

Words are not enough to express the love of family like you and Lulu.

Liz Harwood

Posted at 12:47pm
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Michael will be truly missed by all and a faithful servant of God. Our prayers are with you at this time of loss. He is with God in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Lystra Huntley Posted at 12:23pm

Thank you for caring and thinking of us.

Ashley Hickman

Posted at 09:53pm
Uncle Michael, a gentle giant to me, with the biggest smile to light up any room. Our family will always carry the memories we’ve shared for the rest of our lives.. To the Huntley crew, sending you lots of love and comfort. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sleep in peace Uncle Michael.

Lystra Huntley Posted at 12:24pm

Thank you for sending love to us.

Andrew Hickman

Posted at 08:37pm
Uncle Mike was always a beacon of love and laughter for me growing up. All of my memories of him and family are of us all having a wonderful time at family functions and gatherings. I can say without a doubt that I always felt love from Uncle Mike throughout the years. You will be missed dearly Uncle Mike, rest in paradise.
Love, Andrew, Stephanie and Ava ❤️

Lystra Huntley Posted at 12:26pm

Words are not enough to express the love we felt from family/friends like you, Stephanie and Ava.

Simon Barbosa

Posted at 07:11pm
Sincere Condolences
From the moment I met Mickey over 45 years ago, I knew we would be Great Friends. He was an Honest, Hard Working, Unassuming, Family Man who Loved Lystra, Carole and Debbie unconditionally.
Mikey was a Gentle person, assertive, at times “Island Stubborn” but never, ever mean, nasty or loud. So much so that I called him James for the few weeks after we first met thinking that was the name he introduced himself with. Later when I found out his real name was Michael, I asked why he hadn’t corrected me, he said it seemed I enjoyed calling him James and he didn’t want to confuse me by changing his name to Michael. He was a Character, with Character !
I have a Special Bond with Mikey because he always reminded me of my relationship with my Uncle Frankie. When I returned home from Military service; Tio Frankie would always greet me my giving a bear hug and kissing me on the cheek which embarrassed me until I realized that this was his way of showing his Love for me. Tio Frankie died tragically in 1984; so to keep his memory alive, I began greeting my Family in his Loving Manner. Mikey being a true T&T Island man wanted no part of any such PDAs and would extend his hand, then his arm and finally his upper torso to keep me at bay. After a while he just gave in to my determination and gracefully accepted my Love for him as my Brother. I will always remember him with Great Admiration... ❤️
The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to my Brother, Michael; his love for music, a good joke and time spent in his beloved Trinidad for Carnival. The years were kind to Michael giving him a beautiful family, friends and many acquaintances who will greatly miss his quiet demeanor. He had an uncanny ability to find happiness in his daily activities and his pleasant personality was contagious to everyone he met. Even though Michael was taken from us too soon, he lived an extraordinary life surrounded by people who adored him. I will miss my Brother, Michael. He made me laugh, was always there to help or listen; no questions asked. I will never forget him.

Simon & Lorén Barbosa and Family

May Lystra, Carole, Debbie & the entire Huntly Family find Peace and Solace in remembering the Good Times lovingly spent with Michael and may these
Memories bring them Comfort during this difficult time.

Our Love, Hearts and Prayers go out to the entire Huntley Family.
Simón & Lorén Barbosa and Family

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