Family and friends are grieving the sudden death Thursday night of 21-year-old Montclair resident Michael Parlapiano, a sophomore at Champlain College in Vermont. According to a report on, witnesses said Parlapiano collapsed and became unresponsive at an off-campus party.
Baristanet joins the community in mourning this untimely death. We ask that commenters show kindness in respect for Parlapiano and his family.

10 replies on “RIP, Michael Parlapiano”

  1. He was the soul of decency and goodness. All love, support and prayers go out to his family and heartbroken friends. I truly hope that God is sending his very best angels to Michael to guide and protect him on his journey with love and tenderness.

  2. My son texted me about Michael yesterday. They graduated MHS together in 2007. I don’t think I ever met him, but it doesn’t make it any less tragic for me. My heart goes out to his family and close friends. May you rest in peace, Michael. My sincere condolences.

  3. Dear Baristanet:
    If Michael’s wake/services are open to the public I hope the information is posted here. I would like to pay my respects even though I do not know The Parlapiano’s. Thank you either way.

  4. A close family friend of the Parlapiano’s has passed along this information about the funeral:
    it is to be held on Monday, at 12:30, at the First Congregational Church at 40 South Fullerton. The family will be there at 10:30 am.

  5. It saddens me that Baristanet has to ask that the comments be respectful. Baristanet,you should not have to do that. People need to be nicer. My thoughts and prayers go out to this family, from the mother of a junior at UVM, right next door. God Bless.

  6. Our humble and sincere condolences to the Parlapiano family for this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Patel Clan

  7. Donations may be made in honor of Michael to the Human Needs Food Pantry, at 9 Label Street, Montclair, NJ 07042.

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