DeFORGE Michael L., Age 65, of Norwood, MA passed away peacefully on May 2, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Kathleen M. (Bradley) DeForge. He is also survived by his children, Michael DeForge Jr. of South Berwick, ME, Danielle and her husband, Stephen Walls, of Framingham, MA and Gregg and his wife, Rachel DeForge, of Kittery, ME; his brother, Kevin DeForge and his wife, Cheryl and his sister-in-law, Julie DeForge, along with his grandchildren, Ashlee and Avalyn DeForge and Charlie and Stephen Walls, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis E. and Rosemary A. (Sullivan) DeForge, and his brother, Stephen G. DeForge. Mike was a devoted husband, father, and “Boomps,” who will be deeply missed by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was an avid sports enthusiast, long-time Patriots season ticket holder, beach lover and Bruce Springsteen fan. Mike was a meat cutter for more than 45 years and a member of the UFCW Union-Local 1445. He started his career with First National Stores and Purity Supreme Supermarkets, and spent the past 20 years as head meat cutter for Stop & Shop. Mike was the go-to grill master and life of the party, who played an unbelievable air guitar. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Church, 1689 Centre Street, West Roxbury, on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Mike to the Stephen G. DeForge Scholarship Fund, c/o Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125. Mike and his family would also like to ask that friends consider making a difference in his memory by donating blood and platelets to the American Red Cross (http://www.redcrossblood.org). For information and guestbook condolences visit www.bradyfallon.com
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Published in Boston Herald on May 5, 2015