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Michael G. McCormack Obituary
M cCORMACK, MICHAEL G. LACONIA, NH - Michael G. McCormack, 76, of 130 Endicott Street North, Unit 401, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2013 in his home after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease, with his family by his side. Michael was born on September 21, 1936 in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Edward M. and Catherine (Leahy) McCormack. He was a graduate of Hill House High School and Stone Business School in New Haven, CT. Michael served in the US Air Force from 1956 to 1960 as a medic and lab technician. In 1962, Michael began a career in the music industry for CBS Records label, Columbia in Bridgeport, CT. The following year he joined Epic Records, one of CBS Records associated labels in New York City. Michael went on to become an Executive for Epic and received many gold and platinum records for playing a part in the success of such artists as REO Speedwagon, Boston, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper and Michael Jackson, among many others. In 1988, Michael retired from the music business and moved to Daytona Beach, FL. For a year and a half, before deciding to settle in Laconia, NH for the rest of his 17 years. Michael was a member of the Combined Parishes Action Committee, INC, the Beth L. Shelter Fund Raising Committee and assisted with the Milford Soup Kitchen. He enjoyed reading, travel, music, singing, crossword puzzles and skiing. Michael most enjoyed spending time with his family. Michael was a selfless, caring person who always put his family first. He was a true gentleman who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Lynne (Richards) McCormack of Laconia; three sons, John P. McCormack of Laconia, Michael J. McCormack of Manchester, NH and Robert F. McCormack of Hamden, Connecticut; two grandchildren, Evan Howard of Hamden, CT and Kevin Malone of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Mary Capps of Norfolk, VA and Kathleen Lemay of Ansonia, CT; seven nieces and three nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one daughter, Marybeth McCormack Howard in January of 2010. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11AM on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at St. Andre Bessette Parish - St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110 or to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com

Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 8, 2013
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