April 18, 1955 to March 18, 2020
Michael F. Cunningham, of Dorchester, passed away at age 64 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, after a 15 month battle with Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Mike was a lifelong resident of Dorchester, MA. He also spent a great amount of time in Quincy visiting with his family and attending his nieces and nephew’s sporting events. Mike attended Catholic Memorial High School and Boston State College. He also studied carpentry and became a licensed and talented carpenter. He was co-owner of Cunningham Bros. Painting Company.
Mike was a hard worker and he always had multiple jobs where he made many friends for life. He worked part time as a trainer at the Quincy YMCA, security guard at Legal Seafood, bartender at the Old Dorchester Post and as a meat cutter at the Capital supermarket.
In his spare time Mike enjoyed walking, bike riding, golfing, and traveling especially his trips to Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach and Montreal with his friends from the Eire Pub and Old Dorchester Post. He was an avid Boston sports fan, especially the Boston Celtics where he had season tickets for many years.
There are so many people to thank who were there for Mike during his illness but in particular, we would like to thank his friends Joe Lawlor and Don Murphy who supported him unwaveringly during his sickness. We would also like to thank our uncle Arthur O’Leary for taking Mike to his many appointments at Dana Farber in Boston.
Beloved and devoted son of the late James P. and Frances (O’Connor) Cunningham. Brother of James P. Cunningham Jr. and his wife Judi, Joan Lenihan and her husband Edward, Neil Cunningham and his wife Joan, Lawrence Cunningham and his wife Michelle and the late John Cunningham and Mark Cunningham. Due to Covid restrictions funeral services were private. Interment at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA.
If you wish to donate by phone, please call (888) 936-6731 and speak with Laurie Kikel. If you wish to donate by mail, send check to:
CCF – In honor of Michael F. Cunningham
5526 West 13400 South, #510
Herriman, Utah 84096, USA