OBITUARY

H. Michael Alpren

March 5, 1938December 2, 2014

Portland - H. Michael Alpren JD, LCPC, 76, of Portland, died unexpectedly from a sudden illness on Tuesday Dec. 2. He was born in Lewiston on March 5, 1938 the son of the late Samuel and Ida (Chase) Alpren. He was educated in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School, he then went on to receive his Bachelors Degree from Bates College, his Judicial Doctorate in Law from Boston University and his Masters in Science and Councilor Education from the University of Maine. Michael has been practicing as a Marriage and Family Therapist for the past several years in Portland. He also was a lawyer in his younger years in Augusta. Michael married Thelma Beth Galkin of Cranston, RI in 1960, they had three beautiful children and remained friends until her passing in 2008. He was a member of The Beth Abraham Synagogue, and Temple Beth El in Portland, Clinical Member of the American Assoc for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Maine Bar Assoc, Licensed Clinical Professional Councilor and Marriage and Family Therapist, served on the licensing board for the Maine Clinical Professional Board of Licensure and was past president of The Maine Assoc for Marriage and Family Assoc. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and The Kora Shriners. He leaves his three children, Sheri A. Clark and husband Kevin and their two children Drew and Samantha, Steve Alpren and wife Heidi and their two sons Jake and Dylan and Lori Alpren-Kenney and husband Alan and their two children Joshua and Caitlyn. Michael also left behind his most previous furry companion, his boxer, Samson. Those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to the Second Chance Boxer Rescue PO Box 525 Woolwich, ME 04579-0525 or The American Heart Assoc. 51 US RT. 1 Scarborough, Me 04074.

REMEMBERING

H. Michael Alpren

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January 8, 2015

I am a former classmate of Michael at LHS, class of 1956.
He was a very outstanding student. My sympathy to all the family.
Janice (Fox) Damstra, Concord, CA

January 5, 2015

I recently found out about Mike's passing and I would like to express my condolences to Mike's family, friends and clients. He had a very strong commitment to his family, clients and the Maine Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He will be strongly missed by those experienced his support and wisdom! Thomas Johnson

Sherri O'Donnell

January 2, 2015

I will miss Michael very much! He was such a great therapist. He helped me and my husband understand the importance of communication and mutual respect. We truly will miss his wisdom and guidance, but we will never forget what he has done for us.

Stephanie Jackson

December 19, 2014

I will miss you and your smile. I've been truly blessed to have had your guidance, kindness, tough love and compassion. You helped me learn so much about myself. I'm so sad your no longer here, I had so much more to share with you. I will always remember to keep the swamp drained of alligators :-)
I'm going to miss you Mike.

Stephanie Jackson

December 17, 2014

I will miss you and your smile. I've been truly blessed to have had your guidance, kindness, tough love and compassion. You helped me learn so much about myself. I'm so sad your no longer here, I had so much more to share with you. I will always remember to keep the swamp drained of alligators :-)
I'm going to miss you Mike.

Steve Girard

December 9, 2014

Although I only knew Mike for a very short time he impressed me deeply. His love for his boxer Samson was amazing. I appreciated our conversations and his insight concerning our love of dogs. Rest in Peace my friend.

Guy R Carrier

December 7, 2014

My friend,
Nearly 30 years ago, you helped me to understand what I could not figure out for myself. I will miss you for now, and looking forward for when we meet again.

Sandra Candelore

December 7, 2014

I will miss Micheal so much! He brought me through a difficult time and he did not coddle me like others have. He told me the truth and I needed it. He was one of a kind. Thank you for sharing him me! Sandi Candelore.

Joanne Turnbull

December 7, 2014

Sheri, Steve, and Lori,
I'm sorry that I'm not with you today and I'm sorry for your loss. May love of family and friends bring comfort, and may you find peace in loving memories of your father.
Warm blessings,
Joanne

Robin Neal

December 6, 2014

Dear Sherri and family,
Your dad will be sorely missed by MEAMFT. He was such a constant presence in our organization and he did so much for MFTs. I am so sorry for your loss and ours too.

FROM THE FAMILY