Ware - Michael C. King, 72, of Ware died on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield with his family by his side.
He leaves his wife of 50 years, Carole E. King; two sons, Matthew C.D. King and his companion Diane Kenyon of Ware, and Todd M. King and his wife Jennifer of Wilbraham; his daughter, Colleen K. Way and her husband Mathew of Brookfield; four grandchildren, Katelyn, Lauren, Ainsley, and Aidan, as well as his niece Elizabeth, and his nephew Ryan. He also leaves two brothers, John G. King and his partner Robert Moulton, and Paul F. King, and two sisters, Geraldine Flood and her husband James, and Cynthia King all of Danvers. Michael was born in Beverly, son of the late James G. and Evelyn (Curley) King. He grew up in Danvers, and lived in West Brookfield prior to moving to Ware 50 years ago.
Michael received a Bachelors Degree from Boston University, and a Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of Massachusetts. He taught high school history and managed the audio-visual department at Quaboag Regional High School for 37 years before retiring in 2003. He coached the golf team at Quaboag High School and was a football coach at Ware High School for over 10 years. He was a long-time member of All Saint's Parish in Ware, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and the Dunroamin Country Club in Gilbertville.
Michael had many loves is his life - teaching, coaching, and golf were but a few. His greatest loves though, were the ones that he held most deeply, his wife Carole, his family, and his strong faith in God.
A Funeral Mass for Michael will be held at 12:00PM on Friday, November 2, 2018 in All Saint's Church, 17 North St., in Ware. Calling hours will be held from 9:30 to 11:30AM in the Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware on Friday, November 2, 2018 prior to the mass. Burial will be in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Ware following the mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New England Chapter of the American Diabetes Assoc., 260 Cochituate Rd., Framingham, MA 01701 or at www.diabetes.org.
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New England Chapter, American Diabetes Association
260 Cochituate Road, Framingham MA 01701