Michael A. McAuliffe 1958-2020

LOWELLVILLE — Michael Anthony McAuliffe, 62, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at his home.

Michael was born April 29, 1958, in Flint, Mich., the son of James and Mary Eleanor (Shea) McAuliffe.

Mike was a 1977 graduate of Canfield High School, where he was an outstanding athlete holding many school, county and state records in football and track (high jump). After high school, he continued with his love of football playing for the University of Louisville. He was always a Cardinal and followed the teams and players he knew faithfully. Michael’s love of all sports continued throughout his life. He enjoyed talking of his teams and was so proud to share the successes of his former teammates, nieces and nephews in their respective sports and accomplishments.

Michael loved his family and friends. He was kind, generous and always very helpful. He was so very proud of his family, especially his nieces and nephews and loved talking to them and about them. He cherished his memories of his time visiting and fishing with his cousin, Jerry, in Florida and enjoyed his travels to spend time with his siblings in all the different states.

Michael will be remembered by two brothers, James (Chris) McAuliffe of Charleston, S.C. and J. Daniel (Kathy) McAuliffe of Fort Myers, Fla.; five sisters, Maureen (Scot) Chapman of Grand Blanc, Mich., Jennie (Tom) Mamula of Dublin, Ohio, Mary Ellen (Bruce) Valliant of Grasonville, Md., Karen (Duane) Kanotz of Canfield and Kelly (Pat) Morgan of New Baltimore, Mich.; 17 nieces and nephews; and 17 great-nieces and -nephews. He will also be remembered by many friends and family in Youngstown and across the country.

He was preceded in death by his parents and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

There will be a family memorial service at a later date and Michael will be laid to rest alongside his parents at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in Florida.

The family requests any material tributes take the form of donations in memory of Michael to one’s local organizations that support individuals with mental illness or NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and say an Irish prayer in his memory.

“Until we meet again, may God keep you in the palm of his hand.”

Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Canfield Chapel.

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