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1963 Michael 2023

Michael J. Kelleher

September 5, 1963 — December 4, 2023

Michael J.Kelleher, 60 of Worcester passed away December 4, 2023. Born September 5, 1963, to Josephine Morris and Cornelius Kelleher in Worcester, MA.

Michael was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, who loved to travel. He enjoyed spending the month of September in Florida every year in the family condo, and recently took a cruise to Alaska, enjoying all its beautiful sights. He had an incredible work ethic and was just about to celebrate his 35th year working at Norton Abrasives Co. in January. He was very proud of his dedication and accomplishments at work and was loved and appreciated by his co-workers and employer. He loved his family, and looked forward to retiring in the new year, so he could spend some time traveling and visiting family. He will be missed by all who knew him. 

Michael is survived by his loving family. His niece Susan Shields of Pace, FL along with her husband Eric, and their three children Melody, Blake, and Dylan; his niece Felica Kelleher of Pensacola, FL; his nephew Kevin Kelleher of Pensacola, FL along with his wife Trisha and their children Lincoln and Jessa; his niece Rebekah Kerns of Puyallup, WA along with her husband Kevin and their children Isabelle and Ivy; his nephew Timothy Jr. of Worcester, MA; his sister-in-law Carol Kelleher of Pensacola, FL, and several cherished cousins. 

In addition to his parents, Michael is preceded in death by his four brothers Neil, Danny, Stephen, and Timothy Kelleher Sr. 

Cremation services will be facilitated through the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Michael’s memory to The Arc at the 

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