WHITINSVILLE, Mass. - Michael David Egan, 54, of 1401 Providence Road, passed away Thursday, April 16th at UMass Memorial Hospital after 13 years of courageously fighting a serious illness. He passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Michelle (DeCapua) Egan; his parents, Leonard and Minnie Egan of Colebrook, NH; 3 children, Tara Egan Williams and her husband Eddie, Jessie (Egan) Watts and her husband David, and Jonathan Egan and his fiancee Lindsey Jones, all of Augusta, GA; 2 brothers, Gregory Egan and his girlfriend Kimberly Chartier of Douglas, MA and Frederick Egan and his wife Joanne of Springville, UT; 3 grandchildren, Christopher Egan, Kyleigh Egan, and Jonathan Michael Egan, Jr., nieces, nephews, and friends.
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Born in Huntsville, AL on October 1, 1960, he was a student at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in Guam, the Philippines, and the South Pacific. He was a civil engineer and worked at Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant and Savannah River Site. Mike worked as a truck driver hauling hazardous chemicals and enjoyed the opportunity to travel the United States.
Mike was a very sociable person who was always seen with a cup of coffee in his hand. He loved cooking, especially making everything from scratch. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding his Harley. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and tinkering in his workshop. His children and grandchildren experienced fishing excursions, learning how to drive, manual labor, and intense conversations about life. Those moments are unforgettable life shaping moments!
No matter what obstacle Mike faced, he always had a positive outlook and lived every day to the fullest! Mike's outlook on life influenced not only his family, but everyone he came into contact with. He will forever be loved.
Mike's family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the many doctors, nurses, and staff of Doctor's Hospital (Augusta, GA) and UMass Hospital (Memorial and University Campuses) who have cared for him over the years. He was treated with the utmost care and compassion. For that, we are forever grateful.
Mike's celebration of life will be held at Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St., Whitinsville, on Monday, April 20th with a service from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike's memory may be made to UMass Oncology Department, 55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA 01655. To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com
Jackman Funeral Home Inc
12 Spring St
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2015