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J. Michael Horgan

J. Michael Horgan

Thursday, October 2nd, 1952 - Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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Obituary

J. Michael “Mike” Horgan, of New Rochelle, NY, died at home on Thursday, April 2, 2020. He was 67. Michael was a poet and philosopher. Through Michael Horgan, Inc., he provided hardware and software computer technical support for residential and commercial clients. An avid cyclist, he was a top fundraiser and a Team Captain for BikeMS:NYC, biking the 30 miles around Manhattan every October. Michael also loved his job as a school crossing guard in Mamaroneck.
Michael grew up in New Rochelle, and graduated from Fordham Prep and the College of the Holy Cross.
A deeply spiritual, loving and gentle man, he brought hope and love to the daily lives of his large extended family, friends, and all who were blessed to know him.
A prolific poet who freely shared his poetry, Michael reveled in the beauty he saw in nature and in beloved friends and family members. For decades, Michael brought deep compassion to his service as a volunteer who selflessly helped many in need.
Survivors include Michael’s eleven siblings: Charles (Barbara Russo), Terrence (Candy Markman), Greg (Pat Goonan), Kathy Keaney, Stephen (Patricia), A J Moses, Frederick (Barbaramary), Sheila Titus (John), Joseph (Diane Cameron), Paula Kiernan, and Meg Johnston (Bill), as well as 29 nieces and nephews, and a host of grandnephews and grandnieces. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles Stanislaus Horgan and Anne Burns Horgan, and his brother, Anthony “Tony” Horgan.
Donations in his memory can be made to support his efforts to find a cure for MS at https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=31338&pg=personal&px=13690406
Due to the Covid-19, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
The Moon, like me, feels tired tonight.
The Moon, like me, knows we’re apart.
(From Michael’s poem, “Slightly Roguish Moon Rising.”)
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Service Details

  • Private

    Thursday, April 9th, 2020 |
    When
    Thursday, April 9th, 2020
    Location
    Ferncliff Cemetery Association
    Address
    280-284 Secor Rd.
    HARTSDALE, NY 10530
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Charlie G

Posted at 09:04pm
I am late in writing about my food friend Michael. I think some denial on my part. I was blessed to become close friends with Michael about 6 years ago. He was the most gentle,kind, and giving man that I have known As many have shared these qualities were his strength. When I lost my corporate job 5 years back he was at my house the following day to help me with my Computer, resume, linked in, etc. He came over often to help me with those earthly matters and then there was the spiritual help that he so freely gave me. Shortly before he got sick he was trying to come over to give a woman’s bicycle to my wife. He called to say we aren’t supposed to travel with this covid virus. I knew something was wrong and started calling him on the Monday before his passing. I called a few times and on the Wednesday before his passing he picked up the phone. I had sent him a photo of a great horned owl that I had seen during the daylight hours. Michael commented ‘that is an amazing picture Charlie’. I told him that I loved him a lot and was blessed to have a friend like him. Shorty after we hung up he texted me the thumbs up sign. I tried him many times the following day which was Wednesday. I knew in my heart that he was gone. It is hard to accept that he is gone but I do know that he is at the Lords table in heaven. I spoke with another friend of his and mine. He stressed for me to try and remember how Michael lived his life! I will miss you brother and thank you for all of your kindness and thoughtfulness and spiritual guidance. Rest In Peace dear friend

Fred de Barros

Posted at 09:49am
Michael was in my home to service my computer three weeks before his passing.
When I heard that he was gone, I was left in shock. I have such a vivid image of him that i'm sure it will be with me forever.
I agree that his strength was in his kindness, his willingness to be of service. He was and will be always be a power of example for how to treat my fellow humans beings. I will miss him.
Fred de Barros
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David Heston

Posted at 09:29pm
I am very grateful to have known Michael. I agree so much with what was shared about his gentleness. If it's possible, it was his mild manner that was so powerful. A unique individual moving at perhaps a different pace than the world, and yet very engaged with people at the same time. I could see him thoroughly enjoying being a crossing guard, and can imagine the twinkle in his eye as he conveyed parents and their children safely across the street. I am sure that God has safely guided Michael home. May he rest in peace.

David Heston
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Larry Kaiser

Posted at 10:22am
All of us at Wainwright House send condolences to the family and friends of Michael. He was a gentle and kind man and provided much assistance to WH. He will be missed.
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Erick Debarros

Posted at 10:18am
My deepest condolences to hjs family and friends. What a sad loss, what a good man.
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