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Michael J. Stewart

June 28, 1951 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Michael Stewart Obituary

Michael John Stewart, 72, passed away peacefully on March 17th at home surrounded by family. He was born June 28th, 1951 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin to the late McLeod and Bess Stewart. He attended local schools and went on to higher education at the University of Wisconsin. He graduated in three years with a degree in education. Mike’s long teaching career started in Wisconsin. He then spent 7 years in Florida, before settling at Gateway Regional School District in Huntington, MA where he retired after a 30 year career. Along with his passion for teaching, Mike enjoyed camping, fishing, golf, birdwatching, and traveling but his deepest passion was spending time with his grandchildren. One of Mike’s fondest memories was a family camping trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. For the past 30 years, Mike and Deb resided in Huntington, MA raising their family. He will always be remembered for his good natured, kind-hearted soul who was loved by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife Deborah Stewart of Huntington, MA, and his children Kelly and her husband Brian Binnall of Southampton MA, Erin and her husband Troy Beaulac of Westfield MA, Thomas McQuade and his wife of Andover MA, McLeod Stewart of Oregon and Paul Stewart of Ohio. Additionally, Mike is survived by his sister Jeanine and Brian Schlarb of Wisconsin, his sister Kim and her husband John Kempt of Wisconsin, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mike is also survived by his 5 grandsons Jack, Brady, Patrick, Alan and Grayson. They were his pride and joy, and he loved being a Papa above all else.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Philip Saylor and Erika Meneely NP, of Mass General Hospital for their compassion and outstanding care throughout Mike’s long cancer journey. Mike was thankful for the love, support and camaraderie he received from the men’s support group at Cancer Connections in Northampton, MA. The family would also like to extend their gratitude to all the friends and neighbors who have lended a helping hand this past year.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Academy Hill School 1190 Liberty Street Springfield, MA 01104 or Cancer Connection, 41 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, March 23rd from 12-3 pm with a Memorial Service at 2:30 pm at Firtion-Adams Funeral Home, 76 Broad Street, Westfield, MA.

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March 23, 2024

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Firtion Adams Funeral Svc
76 Broad Street
Westfield, MA 01085

Memorial Service
March 23, 2024

2:30 PM
Firtion Adams Funeral Svc
76 Broad Street
Westfield, MA 01085


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