Michael Phillip Neubauer, 4, of Hamden passed away suddenly on December 4, 2007 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Born on April 8, 2003, he was the beloved son of Phyllis M. Pari and Rodney L. Neubauer, loving brother to Joseph, 7, and Andrew, 4, and cherished grandson of Joseph Pari. Michael was predeceased by a maternal grandmother, Phyllis L. Pari, and paternal grandparents, Miriam and Henry Neubauer. Michael also leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Michael attended preschool at the Alice Peck Learning Center and the Neighborhood Music School. Although Michael spent only a short time on this earth, his gentle, loving and courageous spirit touched many. Michael's family wishes to thank all of the caregivers, teachers, therapists, doctors and nurses who helped make his life so rich and full. Mass celebrating his life will be Saturday, December 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, 450 West Todd St., Hamden. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, The Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 827790, Philadelphia, PA 19182-7790, Attn.: The Cardiac Center, Michael Neubauer Memorial Fund.

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  1. Dear Joe Pari, I was so sad to read the obit on your grandson Michael, I’m not sure if you remember me but I spoke to you for many years with your the auction ads for the New Haven Register classified Dept. I wanted to send my condolences to you and your family for this devasting loss.

  2. Dear Mr. Joseph Pari. I took your auction ads at the New Haven Register, Classified Dept. I was very sorry to read and see the Notice of Your Grandson, my heart goes out to you and your beloved family. He is an angel in the Kingdom of Heaven sitting at the right hand of God, He will watch over you and your family to guide you on the path of life, until you are reunited forever in Heaven.

  3. Dear Phyllis and Rod, I was so saddened to read about the loss of your very special son Michael. His memory will live in your hearts forever. He is now in a better place being taken care of by his loving grandparents. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Pam Castiglione

  4. Dear Phyllis and Rod: We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Michael. He was such a special little boy who was so brave through all his struggles. He’s now in a better place where he can share his spirit and strengthen so many others. You both did such a great job with him and helping him live his short life to the fullest. You are all in our prayers. Love, Eileen and Michael Becker

  5. Dear Phyllis, Rodney, Joseph and Andrew, Thanks you for sharing Michael’s life with the NMS family. He was a treasure, and will remain in our hearts as a loving, happy child that had a tremendous effect on all who met him; especially his classmates and teachers. My family would like to express their sympathy to yours. Please find peace in knowing that Michael’s short life was filled with all the wonderful things that anyone could ever hope for.

  6. I offer my sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Michael’s family. I am a co-worker and friend of a member of Michael’s family, Don Polverari.

  7. My wife and I met Rod and Phyllis Neubauer during Tee-Ball 2 years ago with their 3 boys. They are the type of people that anyone can connect with easily. My wife had taught Michael Neubauer last year at Alice Peck School and was so proud in helping him learn how to walk. We were also lucky enough to see Michael at a .corn-maze. this past October in which Rod had Michael on his shoulders the entire time through the maze. The maze took 1 1/2 hours to get out of but Michael didn’t care. He was always smiling!. Despite Michael’s passing, my wife and I look forward to hopefully having our sons on the same Tee-ball team and being there for each other no matter what. With love and support, Michael & Diane Cox

  8. Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of little Michael. We will be making a donation in his honor to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this difficult time.

  9. Rodney and Family, Our deepest condolences and sympathies. We are all praying for Michael, and your family. Sadly, Mike, Nick and Dino

  10. Your son has left behind a thousand moments that will live in your hearts forever… Please know, at this difficult time, that you are in so many thoughts and prayers. Sending you thoughts of peace during your time of sorrow. With sympathy, Adam Rosen and the employees of k Technology Corporation

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