D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Michael D. Coogan

April 15, 1954June 16, 2020

Michael D. Coogan, 66, of East Hartford, beloved husband of the late Carolyn (Lisiewski) Coogan, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Born in Hartford on April 15, 1954, he was the son of the late John and Mayna (Lloyd) Coogan. Mike worked as a chef in several area restaurants over the years and was also an employee of the Town of East Hartford. In his life, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved taking family trips to Rhode Island and sharing meals with loved ones.

A loving father and grandfather, Mike will be forever missed by his two children, John Coogan and wife Keri of Manchester and Kelly Nazario and husband Ruben of East Hartford and his three adored grandchildren who brought him so much joy, Jack Coogan and Gracie and Camila Nazario. He is also survived by his brother, Paul Coogan of Coventry; three sisters, Margaret Shuckerow and husband Dennis of Danielson, Teresa Coogan and Kathleen Cabral and husband Jim, all of Marlborough, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Jack Coogan.

Due to the current health crisis, funeral services and burial in Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford will be private by family invitation only. The D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with arrangements. To share a memory of Mike, please visit www.desopoeh.com.


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Daniel Coogan

June 23, 2020

Mike you will be missed. You’ll always remember your kindness the way you treated others and your love for your family. You made a positive difference all our lives. Our sincere condolences Dan and Norma Coogan.

Brian Cassidy

June 23, 2020

Kelly and John, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was such a wonderful friend over the years , such great memories we have of him and your mom. He will be so sorely missed by so many. Take comfort in knowing he's in the arms of the Lord.

Margaret Coogan-Shuckerow

June 21, 2020

I have too many wonderful memories to share, as I spoke to my brother almost everyday. This will be the most difficult piece for me, as I will never hear his beautiful voice or be able to share a conversation. I could talk about anything and everything with him. He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. I would do anything for him. My life will never be the same without him. When he lived in his home I saw him more frequently and took care of him. A few times, Dennis and I stayed at the house to take him to appointments or just because he wanted us there. We both loved the Boston Red Sox ,oldies, pop music, and good food. When we took him in the car we would sing together. Mike had a great voice! Even when he was in the Home before the pandemic we would bring him his favorite food and watch the game with him.My brother loved his children and his grandchildren. He was a gentle giant who never wanted to be a burden. He insisted they spend time with their families and take vacations etc. When they called his face lit up! His three grandchildren were his world. He bragged about Kelly and John and all their accomplishments. He also kept me posted on every success of each grandchild. You are now an angel reunited with Carolyn. We talked frequently about her and life after death. You are now reunited with her, mom, dad, Jack Jr., and Jessica. Until we meet again, may our DEAR LORD HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HANDS!

Stephen Merrick

June 21, 2020

I was sorry to see that Mike has passed away and would like to offer my condolences to the Coogan family. I am sorry for your loss, Mike was a good man.

Steve Merrick