LONDONDERRY - Michael T. MacNeil, 67, passed away at the Elliot Hospital June 17, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.He was born in Somerville, Mass., on Feb. 19, 1947, the son of the late Joseph A. and Mary A. (Morrison) MacNeil. Mike was a graduate of St. Clement School, Medford, completed undergraduate studies at Boston College, and graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He was joined in marriage with Patricia Slattery in May 1972. Mike proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and Coast Guard Reserve for 20 years. He worked in fundraising and institutional development at several area Catholic high schools and universities including St. Anselm College, and most recently at St. Mary's High School, Lynn, Mass. He was an avid BC sports enthusiast as well as a loyal Red Sox fan in good times and bad. Mike loved to spend time outdoors, clamming during his time in Essex, Mass., working in his garden at home in Londonderry, and spending many summers with family in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Mike was a dedicated family man who spent much of his life supporting his beloved children's activities, including hockey, dancing, track and soccer, and supporting their education and careers as adults. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Patricia; five children, Roderick MacNeil and partner Alyssa Faria, Christine MacNeil and partner Jason Hill, Catherine Diodati and husband Michael, Stephen MacNeil and wife Stephanie, and Thomas MacNeil; two grandchildren, Gavin and Kayleigh Diodati, two brothers, Joseph and John MacNeil; a sister, Rita Martin; and mother-in-law, Margaret Slattery; and numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann McCabe and Frances MacNeil; and his father-in-law, Charles Slattery.
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SERVICES: Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 20, in Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut St., Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm Abbey Church, 100 St. Anselm Drive, Manchester. Burial will follow at Pillsbury Cemetery, Londonderry. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elliot Hospital, Mary and John Elliot Charitable Foundation: https://elliothospital.org/website/donate_sj.asp Please visit www.goodwinfh.com to sign the online guestbook.
Goodwin Funeral Home
607 Chestnut Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on June 19, 2014