Michael McGill

12/15/2018

Michael D. McGill of Warwick, NY, passed away peacefully into the arms of our merciful God surrounded by his loving family on December 15, 2018. He was 59 years old.

 

Michael was a loving husband to his wife, Theresa “Terri” (Christman) McGill and a devoted father to their children; Lauren Willis and her husband Simon of England, Sgt. James McGill, Daniel McGill, Sean McGill, Bridget McGill and his niece Rebecca McGill, all of Warwick, NY. He is also survived by his brother Vincent McGill and wife Kathleen and his sister Mary Katherine Connelly and husband Joseph, both of Lords Valley, Pa.; sister-in-law Laura McGill; and predeceased by his younger brother Daniel McGill of Warwick, NY. Michael is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews; a large extended family; and group of lifelong friends too numerous to mention.

 

After retiring as a NYPD Detective (1997), Mike was a sales rep for SDC Corporation. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Parish in Warwick, NY, the Knights of Columbus 4952 and a member of the “Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club at Tuscan Café.”  Michael enjoyed good food, drink, music and most especially good company.

 

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. There will be a Funeral Mass on Friday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick, NY.

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: St. Stephen’s Mens Retreat Group, Attn: Deacon Tom, 75 Sanfordville Rd. Warwick, NY 10990 or Be the Hero - For a Hero, PO Box 846, Warwick, NY 10990 http://www.betheheroforahero.org

 



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Hi Terri, I’m so so sorry for your loss. Michael was a very lovely person. And your kids are lovely. The next coming weeks and months will be the hardest. I know because the first week we lost my dad, it seemed surreal, but when I reached for the phone to call him on many occasions like I always would, that’s when it hit me. My mom said the same thing. Shock takes a while to sink in. But you have a strong supportive family and you have amazing kids to turn to and to remember the good times. Because that’s how we keep our loved ones alive.........by remembering them. My heart and prayers are with you all during this tough time. I would like to prepare a meal and have it delivered or do something that you’d like me to do for you and your family in your time of grief. Prayers of healing. If you ever need to talk my number is 516-220-0182. In my case it helped me to talk to more impartial people my dad knew like people he’d helped or knew outside of our family. I learnt that since my dad was young and even with 3 kids (they had 8 more kids!) my dad would help anyone......if he had .50 cents, he’d give another .25. So I learned where my helping nature came from. It made me feel happy and connected to my dad. I still miss him and wish I could hug him and call him to talk —- but Emma made me feel better a year ago . When I said that I missed my dad and I can’t see him, Emma pointed to her heart and said “but mommy he’s right here. You will always have him with you.” Just what I needed to hear. So although it will be hard to remember when you are overcome by grief, remember those words that comfort me even now. So when I miss my dad, I touch my heart and remember Em’s comforting words and that God for the small blessings. God bless and talk to you soon🙏🏼
Renee Trenkmann
12/26/2018
Dear McGill Family, We are all so sad to hear of MIke's passing. My hope is that all the love you share with your beautiful family and friends will help you during this very tough time. We love you guys and will keep you all in our prayers, Kevin, Colleen, Jack and Joe Corbett
The Corbett family
12/21/2018
You have been in my thoughts all this time, I am just so sorry I didn't get to know Mike as well as we both would have liked, am especially thinking of you all today. x
Steve Willis
12/21/2018
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