Mick passed away on Monday, 23rd November 2020, after a series of courageous health battles, with his loving family at his side.
He will be sadly missed by his best friend and loving wife Mel, parents Patch and Pat, brothers Dermot and Ciarán, parents-in-law Jacinta and Michael, sisters-in-law Tash, Steph (McDonald) and Lucy (Finneran), brother-in-law Mark, godson Noah, aunts, uncles, cousins and a wide circle of friends. May he rest in peace
In accordance with government directives and in the interest of public health, a private family funeral will take place.
Michael will repose at home with his loving family.
The public can also show their support along the route from Eadestown to Ballymore and at Ballymore Eustace village. Further details of the funeral will follow shortly.
Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, in Michael’s honour, to his doctor for cancer research at link here: https://profile.pmc.org/TC0306
Mick was initially diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was a toddler and successfully battled that and remained cancer free until he was 22 years old.
Mick was sadly diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma which required surgery (partial nephrectomy) when he was in his final year in TCD where he studied Law and Business. He graduated with top grades and won himself a scholarship at the prestigious Harvard law School where he completed a Masters in law.
Sadly shortly after he moved to Boston with his girlfriend Mel, whom he married in July last year, he was diagnosed with a rare form of metastasized renal cell cancer.
To help Mick and Mel remain in the U.S. for Mick’s cancer treatment, friends and family came together to help raise funds by setting up a GoFundMe page.
After he was diagnosed with cancer for the third time, Mick was given just six months to live and he underwent treatment the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, considered one of the world’s best cancer hospitals.
Mick had to return to his Masters in Harvard while receiving cancer treatment to retain his visa and health insurance, and the brave young man decided that he wanted to marry Mel, whom he had known since they were teenagers.
Mick’s cancer had stabilised thanks to chemotherapy but his condition deteriorated in the past few months and he sadly lost his final battle on Monday.
Many tributes were paid to the brave young man on line. He was described as inspirational and a person of great courage who had shown great passion and energy in his battle against cancer. . Eadestown GAA Club said : “Michael was a huge part of our club and words simply cannot describe the regard in which he was held May he rest in peace.”
Funeral details to follow
May he rest in peace