Condolence & Memory Journal

Michael brought joy to my life. I miss him.

Posted by Ruth Eurenius - Portsmouth, NH   March 05, 2019

Jonathan Worley & Michael Pugh, Lake Winnepesaukee (2002)

Posted by Jonathan Worley - Belfast, NI - Friend   February 11, 2019

God bless you, Michael! You led a good and virtuous life to which many of us can only aspire. I was very privileged to have Michael as the best man at my wedding, even though he said he didn't do weddings! I also spent two very enjoyable and funny summers sharing an apartment with him in Durham, New Hampshire. He was so modest about his accomplishments, but he led a life of deep service to other. He always was a man of modest needs and had a never-failing sense of humour and an innate kindness. "God rest him all road ever he offended!"

Jonathan Worley, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Posted by Jonathan Worley - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Friend   February 11, 2019

I and a number of my colleagues at Canterbury Shaker Village had the great privilege of knowing Michael as a co-worker and friend. His wonderful sense of humor, immense kindness, and deep cultural knowledge made him a sheer pleasure to know and work with. Michael will be long remembered by many people who consider themselves fortunate to have known him.

Posted by Darryl Thompson - Gilmanton Iron Works,, NH   February 11, 2019

My condolences to his family

Posted by Maria D Hunt - Merrimack, NH - Student   February 08, 2019

Michael left an indelible mark in the hearts and minds of our family and friends in Brazil. To this day, they remember him, his energy and his genuine interest in the Brazilian culture, people, food and landscape.

Posted by Ran and Lou Miranda - Brazil - Friend   February 08, 2019

This photo of Marian (Michael's mother) and Michael is from 2003. Of all the pictures I have of him, this is one of my favorites, not because it is a particularly good photo, but because she was clearly saying something silly as if it weren't silly, and he is laughing so hard that he couldn't even see -- one of the ways I will always remember him, and which I miss so much.

Posted by Margo Burns - Manchester, NH - Friend   February 08, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Mike. He was a lovely man, loved deeply by all of his family. I hope the memories you built together over his life will be comforting as you share them together in the days, weeks and time ahead.

Posted by Christy Dolat Bartlett - Concord, NH   February 08, 2019