1959 – 2014
Eastford – On February 14, 2014, Mike was unexpectedly taken from his family and friends. Mike was just one of those great guys with a true gift for making everyone laugh, always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend or neighbor in need. A natural story-teller, he truly must have kissed the Blarney Stone. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing and other outdoor pursuits. As a carpenter and builder with HeritageBuilding and Design, Mike had a true affinity for restoring historic buildings to their former glory. His driving force, love of his life and side-kick these past 12 years was his son Riley.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 2:00 pm, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to First Niagara Bank c/o Riley Roberts, P.O Box 71, Eastford, CT06242 for an education fund for Michael’s son Riley. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.