Michael Joseph Kelleher, Jr.

Born: Mon., May 10, 1993
Died: Sun., Apr. 16, 2017

Funeral Service

Location: Private


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 23, 2017
Location: Morris Funeral Home

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Morris Funeral Home
40 Main Street
Southborough,  MA  01772
508 485 4111
Michael Joseph Kelleher Jr, 23, of Southborough, died on  Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Born in Framingham, he was the son of Lori A. and  Michael J. Kelleher Sr.
Michael lived in Natick as a young child and it was there where he developed both his great skill in and passion for sports.  He completed the rest of his schooling in the northeast Pennsylvania area.  Michael was a star basketball player, as well as a well-liked and respected student, who made many long-lasting friendships.  Michael attended Kutztown University for two years before moving back to Massachusetts .  He was currently working as a server, where he brought smiles and laughs to all of his customers and co-workers. 
Michael had many passions and interests, including basketball, baseball, snorkeling, music, video games, spending time with friends, bowling, and cheering on Boston teams like his beloved Celtics.  He also loved animals, especially his two dogs Parker and Jax.
He was kind, friendly, smart, handsome, and quick witted.  Michael was always willing to help anyone in need.  We will miss his stories, his booming laugh, and his sensitive soul.                                                                                                                      
In his honor, we cheer for the Celtics as they compete in the Playoffs. We know he is rooting for his favorite team to bring home another Championship.
 In addition to his parents he is survived by his siblings,  Jessalyn Kelleher and Shaye and Hannah Mahoney;  his grandmothers, Evelyn Bracken and Donna Kelleher;  also his loving aunts, uncles and cousins,
He was predeceased  by his beloved grandfather, Walter Kelleher;  great-grandfather, Walter Hewitt, and uncle Michael Bracken. 
Calling hours will be held from 1-3 pm on Sunday, April 23 at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street,  Rte 30, Southborough.
Funeral service will  be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent in  Michael's memory to Sweet Paws Rescue - P.O. Box 752,  Essex, MA 01929  
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Ann Fogarty
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Mike, Lori & Michael's siblings:

I wish I could find the words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I wish I could say something that would truly bring comfort. Although I never met Michael, knowing his Dad, Aunt, and Uncle...I know that he was special and oh so loved. Please know that you, and Michael are in so, so many people's thoughts, prayers, and hearts; and especially in mine.

Ann Fogarty

Lynne Perry
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
I'm so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are out here for all your family and friends that were fortunate to know this young man.


John Doherty
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
To Michaels family , Wishing you moments of Pease and all the wonderful times w/ Michael .

Connie Toole
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Roseann and family,
I (and Ralph) am so sorry about the loss of your grandson, and your broken hearts during this sad time. It sounds as if Michael was a great kid and may your memories bring you comfort.

A friend always,

Mary Mehlich
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
God Bless your son, your family and friends. Keeping you in my prayers.

Jean and Bob Kelleher
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
To our Kelleher family: Uncle Bob and I are close in heart and sympathy to you at this most difficult time. Please know you are all in our prayers. We wish we could be there to support you in person and express our love and concern.

Ed and Maggie Heffelfinger
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends on the loss of this wonderful young man! Michael will always be remembered by all who were touched by his presence.

Linda Thompson Uttaro
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
There are no words to convey my sorrow for all of you. May your memories bring you comfort and I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.

Judy Bracken
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
I hope that all the love and precious memories of Michael help you through the pain of your horrific loss. I will continue to pray for all of you. Love, Judy

Kelly Noonan
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Kelleher family,

I don't think I have the words to adequately describe how sorry I am for your loss. I hope you take comfort in seeing how many lives Mike touched and the memories everyone has been sharing. I think I will always remember Mike mid-backflip into the pool with a big, goofy smile on his face.

Your Lincoln Heights neighbor,

Kelly Noonan

Mike and Vicki Chamberlain
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Dear Mike, Lori, family and friends.

Words cannot express how terribly sorry we are for your loss. Our hearts break for you. I hope that the many many wonderful memories you have of Michael, may bring you some comfort and solace at this difficult time.

Mike and Vicki.

Loretta West
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Dear Lori,your family and extended family, I prayed for a happier outcome. God had other plans. My sincerest condolences to you on the loss of your wonderful son Michael.

The Fraser Family
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Praying for all of you during this most difficult time. We wish you the strength necessary to go on each day and to know always that you are in our thoughts and our hearts. God bless you.

Sydney Schollenberger
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
To the Kelleher Family: I can't put into words how sad I am about the passing of Mike. I can't imagine what your family is going through and I wish there was something I could do to bring you comfort. Mike was a good friend of mine from Kutztown. We met at connections and planned to live in the same dorm. He was always doing something goofy and making everyone laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this incredibly difficult time.

With love from Mike's Johnson Hall family from KU

Kathy Ulrich
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Michael was in my prayers everyday that he was missing. I will continue to pray for you as you deal with the grief of his loss.

Andrea Greenberg/grocer
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Words can't express the care and support I'm sending you. You are all in my heart and prayers at this time.

Bobbie Elfland
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Im so very sorry for your loss. I just wanted you to know that my heart is broken for you and your family. Take care.

Karen Kelleher Cafferty
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Michael Sr. and family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
You and your beautiful son will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, your cousin, Karen

Jill Chesley
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
To the family and friends of Michael, there are no words to express the saddness I feel for you all. I can only hope and pray for you, that with each passing day you grow to find comfort in knowing he is with you always. Many thoughts and prayers for continued strength for you in the difficult days ahead. With much sympathy, Jill Chesley

Kathy sweeney
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
So very sorry for the loss of your son. He reminded me so much of my son who is a college student in Boston. I can't imagine the pain you are going through. May time heal

Patrick & Nancy Quarterman
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
Our deepest condolences for you and your family during this very difficult time. We will continue to pray for you and the family

Patrick & Nancy Quarterman

Ann Hoffman
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
We are all Praying for your family at this most difficult time... we have so many wonderful memories of your son , brother , his smile was contagious ... we will always remember him.

maryanne bono
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
My heart breaks for Michael's loving family. Tragic and senseless. Rest in Peace dear boy.

Yvette Quinones
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Lori and Michael,

First and foremost, we would like to extend our deepest condolences for you and your family's loss. In honor of Michael's memory, we have made a donation to Sweet Paws Rescue.

All of our thoughts and prayers,
Josh, Jerry, Lyle, Jeff, and the rest of the New York RHB office

Jacques & Reine Sayegh
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
We are very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with the Kelleher family. May Michael rest in peace in God's Kingdom.

Diane Domzalski
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
To Michael's family and friends...My deepest sympathy and prayers to you during this heartbreaking time. I was Michael's 11th grade English teacher at Hanover Area. His smile brightened my classroom, and my memories of this wonderful, polite young man will remain in my heart forever. Rest In Peace, Michael. God must have needed another angel...😇
Diane Domzalski

Eduardo Soto
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017

SUNFLOWER SPRAY was sent by Patrick, Shoro, Soto, EJ .

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Sincerely Patrick, Shoro, Soto, EJ & Israel

Debra A. Gimbi
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
To Michael's Parents & Family: We are so sorry for your loss, we are keeping you all in our thoughts prayers. Ryan , kept watch the entire time, he was a teammate at Marian of Michael's. Fly high with the angels Michael!!! God Bless you and keep you close to him now and always, Debbie, Curt & RYan Gimbi ,McAdoo, Pa

Dawn Famosi
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this heartbreaking time. He is an angel above now and watching over all of you.
Sincerely, Dawn

Kasey Peters
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
I haven't spoke directly with Mike in a few years. In the time I knew him in college, I always saw him as a happy, kind, funny guy. He was extremely likeable and had so many friends. We are all so confused and hurt over this. Losing someone hurts enough, but to lose them so suddenly is a whole other level. I hope his family and friends all find consolement amongst each other. Even though Mike's life was very short, he made a huge impact on so many other lives around him. That's an amazing feat, to accomplish in such a short time.

I hope Mike, and everyone who has been left behind after his passing, find their peace.

Chris Fitts
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. All loss of life is difficult, but the loss of a young one is so much more so. May God be with you at this time and always.

Pam Mondello
   Posted Fri April 28, 2017
Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences on th loss
of Michael.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Pam and Joe Mondello