Obituary: Michael A. Cleary, 72

Michael A. Cleary, 72, of Stratford, beloved husband of Lynn Cleary, died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Bridgeport Hospital with his family at his side. He was the son of the late Joseph Patrick Cleary and Margaret Gallagan Cleary.

He is survived by his sons, Michael of Stratford, and Matthew and his wife, Holly, of Eliot, Maine, his grandchildren, Sean, Addie and Jack, brothers John of New York, and Brian and his wife, Honey, of Florida, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph and Terrence, his sister, Maureen, and niece, Angela.

A former resident of Wilton and Westport, he and his wife owned The Merritt Country Store in Westport for many years. The family appreciates the care he received from Visiting Nurse Services, with a special thank you to Kathy Krom from VITAS, and Sheran Simo from Northeast Medical Group.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Luke Church, 84 Long Lots Road, Westport, at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. A reception in his honor will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06519.