Joseph M."Mike" Byrne, Jr.
- September 24, 1952 - August 8, 2012
- Revere, Massachusetts
of Joseph's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
Little Sisters of the Poor
186 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
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Gately Funeral Home
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Our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family on the passing of Mike, who left this life much, much too early. He was as warm a human being as his father, whom we knew and loved.
The Gulla Family
Posted by: Richard Gulla and Joy Camp - Melrose, MA - friend of the family Aug 20, 2012
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He was so dedicated to caring for his dad and making his dad's life better. When his dad was in the assisted living, Mike made daily trips and sometimes 2-3 trips a day to see and help his dad.
Mike's big laugh and joy always made the day better for those around him. He touched many lives during his short life and the world is a better place because he
Posted by: Laurie Hurley - malden, MA - friend Aug 17, 2012
I am so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Before I became Mayor of Melrose I worked for the Elder Serice Plan of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Mike was always a real gentleman, a joy to be around, and his dedication and compassion was evident always. I really enjoyed working with him. The EBNHC is a great place and Mike was a real big part of it!
He made a real difference in this world.
Posted by: Rob Dolan - Melrose, MA - former co worker Aug 16, 2012
Dear Maria, Chip and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I only met Mike a few times however I heard of him often. His name was always linked with "Dad." He was such a caring, loving and devoted man. May your stories and the sound of his laughter help you through your pain.
Posted by: Pamela Bunn - Hampton, NH - Friend Aug 14, 2012
Even though our lives took different paths,
I remember those times Michael and I spent together..Michael had two loves..his parents and golf...Michael would call his parents at the most usually hours and check on them..He loved them dearly.
Joe and Mrs B have now called Michael...way to early in life...he has touched so many people...May he rest in peace and may you all cherish the memories you have
Posted by: Peter Aug 14, 2012
I worked at Lynn Hospital as Computer Operations Supervisor from 1979 through 1988. Mike and I shared some remarkable times (along with lots of laughs) together during the early 80's. I frequently worked third shift during that time, Mike was on the third shift as well. On several occasions we would go out after work. We could be found across the street from the old Lynn Hospital (which is now Stop and Shop) at Tony's pub. The place would be
Posted by: James Ward - Lynn, MA - Friend / Cooworker Aug 14, 2012
I am sorry and saddened to hear of Mikes passing! What a shock! It is clear Mike was a dedicated, kind and wonderful man . He always did have a smile on his face! God Bless you Mike and rest in peace! Sincerely, Laurie
East Highland Ave.
Posted by: Laurie Riggs Chasse - Andover, MA - high school friend class of 70 Aug 14, 2012
Mike was very special friend and co-woker - he had heart of gold - he always had those very special jokes which he would send on those days at work when you needed that laugh to pull you through the day. He told me just before his passing after everything started to settle down he wanted to go out with friends at work to get together go out have drink or something to get eat, share some laughs, maybe some
Posted by: Carolyn Flaherty - Winthrop, MA - friend Aug 13, 2012
Julie, Chip, Maria, Tim & Vinnie
My heart is so saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He truly was one-of-a-kind, an absolutely great guy. I was so glad to be able to catch up with him at your Dad's services. My childhood memories of him are treasures.
In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson;
To laugh often and love much;
to win the respect of intelligent persons
and the affection of children;
to earn the approbation of honest citizens
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
Posted by: Sue Daly - Melrose, MA - Childhood neighbor Aug 13, 2012
My condolences to Mike's family and loved ones for this tremendous loss. Mike and I were colleagues for nearly ten years in the Elder Service Plan. From the beginning I admired his enormous generosity to his patients and co-workers. Over the years we became friends. We shared a lot of laughs, but also a lot of serious talks about what matters. I know Mike was a dedicated caregiver to his parents; he took great delight in his family and friends
Posted by: Anne Connaughton - Boston, MA - friend and colleague Aug 13, 2012