Michael T. Lally Jr., age 60, and a resident of Lunenburg, MA, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2023, with his wife at his side.
Michael wanted all of his loved ones to know “I know that I am loved and I love my family”.
Michael was born on May 13, 1962, and was adopted June 12, 1963 by Michael Thomas Lally Sr. and Katherine F. Lally (Marino) in Boston, MA. He grew up in Waltham in the neighborhood penned as “The Sandlot Kids of Cedarwood” with cherished friends that lasted his lifetime.
Mike was best known as a “MacGyver. “Papa” could fix anything. His early years were spent working construction for Crowley Corporation, then using his talents for the City of Fitchburg at the School Department in maintenance and the Fitchburg Municipal Airport as a Lineperson for a total of 22 years.
Anyone who knew Mike knew that he was passionate about music and motorcycles. He looked forward to riding with his friends to Laconia, or sometimes just wherever it led. It was always extra special when it included a stop for ice cream. In Fitchburg you might have seen him running blocks when hearing the ice cream truck. He’d say it was for his grandchildren!
Mike felt blessed to recently discover and make contact with his relatives in California through Ancestry DNA.
Michael is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Silvar-Lally (Kunelius) of Lunenburg, Son, Kevin C. Lally of Leominster, and his children, Christine A. Silvar Gikis and Josh A. Gikis of Westminster, and Stephen A Silvar, Jr. and Lisa M. Silvar (DeLibertis) of Fitchburg. He is survived by parents, Michael T. Lally Sr. and Katherine F. Lally, (Marino) of Leominster, his sister, Andrea Belcastro (Lally) and Thomas Belcastro of Leominster and a brother, Peter Lally of Brockton, Grandchildren, Kaiden Lally, Stephen A. Silvar, III, Theodore A. Silvar, James Z. Silvar, Margaret M. Silvar, of Fitchburg, and Josephine A. Gikis and Walden A. Gikis (arrival planned July 2023) from Westminster. He also leaves behind his mother-in-law, Betty Storms (Clark) of Lunenburg, many sisters-in-laws, brothers-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and Kathrine Wiitala Lally, his 1st wife and of course “Oreo” his beloved comfort dog.
The family wishes to also acknowledge the extraordinary care and being treated like family from Tuft’s Medical Center in Boston for over 13 years. Thank you to Dr. Martin Goodman and Jen, Dr. Jacob Elkon and Keisha, Dr. Tine Vindenes and staff, the caring 8th floor and infusion center nurses, ER Staff and all staff throughout the hospital. Thank you to the Neely Center, Care Dimensions of Lincoln, VNA nurses and the support from our home infusion team at Amerita as well as the years of kindness from Mike and staff of Il Forno in Lunenburg. We felt blessed and are forever grateful. Thank you.
Family gathered at a Mass at St. Bernard’s in Fitchburg on March 1, 2023. A graveside service for family and friends will be held on May 13th, 2023 at South Cemetery, 72 Page Street, Lunenburg, MA 01462 at 11 a.m. A Celebration of Life to honor and remember Michael will follow.