Max Prete, 27, of North Haven, CT, passed unexpectedly on Friday, May 31st, 2019 in his most recent home of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Max was a smart, kind and generous young man and was the beloved son of Frances Gambardella and John Prete, as well as a respectful and caring brother to his younger sister Nicole Prete. Max passed suddenly on Friday, May 31, 2019 after several years of personal struggles. Max was a graduate of North Haven High School and attended St. Stephen’s School for his elementary years. Max wore a number of hats and was an integral part of his family businesses. From cooking to woodworking, art and music, Max was talented and skilled in many ways. He was a resident of North Haven and Wallingford for many years but spent his remaining years developing his career in the construction industry in Ft. Lauderdale. Max was a quiet person who typically kept to himself, but those that were lucky enough to know Max’s true character knew him as a wickedly intelligent young man with a keen sense of humor and an unwavering sense of generosity. Max was eager to help anyone and everyone and was always capable of putting a smile on the face of his friends and family. When Max wasn’t working or with his friends, he engrossed himself in hobbies that included making wood crafts and playing guitars that he built himself. His intelligence and creativity were always on display through his love of building, music, and art. Max’s memory will be held preciously in the hearts of his family, his dear friends, and the countless lives he touched and impacted during his lifetime. A funeral service will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home at 11:00 AM on Wednesday June 12th, with the Rev. Timothy Meehan officiating. Family and friends may call from 9:00 AM until time of the service. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Max’s memorial fund with ShatterProof.