1942 – 2017
Putnam – Nekolas Michael, 74, of Sabin St., died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Day Kimball Hospital after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the loving husband of thirty-eight years to Blanche T. (Baribeault) Michael. Born in Southbridge, MA, he was the son of the late Nekolas and Stella (Emery) Michael.
Mr. Michael worked for many years at Anchor Glass and then went on to work as a custodian for Putnam Elementary School for many years before his retirement. He enjoyed watching golf on TV and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He also cherished the time in which he spent with his family and working outside around his home.
Nekolas is survived by his wife; two sons Kevin Michael and his wife Janet of Dudley and Mark Blackmer of MD; three daughters Maryanne Regimbal and Donna Michael both of MA and, Denise Shippee and her husband Thomas of Putnam; a sister Mary Beaudion of Putnam; numerous grandchildren including Tyler, Megan, Nichole, Kevin, Ricky, and Johnathan; a great granddaughter Rosalie, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Tina Perrin; three brothers George, John, and Ernest Michael; and two sisters Helen Avery and Loretta Baillargeon.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Nekolas’ family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, with a funeral service in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to P.A.W.S. Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 248, Eastford, CT 06242 or to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714 or online at www.lustgarten.org/donate. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.