Michael Frederick McAleer
March 20, 1977 – May 1, 2021
Michael F. McAleer 44, passed away at his home in Lynn on May 1, 2021 after a long hard battle with depression and addiction. Born at St. Agnes Hospital in White Plains, New York March 20, 1977 Michael was the loving son of Monique McAleer and Vincent Moretti of Lynn and the late John F. McAleer of Orono, Maine.
Michael spent his early childhood in Mahopac, New York with Frank Newcomb and the neighborhood kids on Rose Drive and down “the pond”. He loved the neighborhood football and baseball games, the Mets and the beginning of MTV. Later after moving with his family to Massachusetts, Michael attended Swampscott Schools as a member of the Class of 1995 and did a brief stint playing football for SHS.
Michael was very close with his mother. He was her shining light, her everything…the breath in her lungs. She tiredly and relentlessly fought for Michael daily and sat with him until the very end and will forever be heart broken and miss her little boy.
Michael loved family gatherings, the ocean, good classic rock music, and his North Shore roast beefs.
Michael worked early at Café LaRosa in Salem, MA. Then while still in high school began a career in the collision industry at Corvettes in Motion also in Salem, moving on to Commonwealth Motors and Ira. Michael in late spent time working for Tom’s Taxi of Lynn and helping at his brother’s shop Xtreme Boston in Middleton where he will be missed by so many customers and shop friends.
Michael will be missed and remembered by those closest to him, those who never gave up on him as a one of a kind soul, maybe a lost soul, but so full of life and love with such a big heart. An everyday “Robin Williams”. Michael will be especially missed by his heart broken nephews Dylan and Jonathan who greatly loved their time with their Uncle Michael.
In addition to his mother Monique and Vincent, Michael is survived by his children Michael, Makayla and “step daughter” Shiala. Michael missed his children more than they could know and spent his life surrounded by their pictures and carried those pictures with him always to keep them with him.
Michael is also survived by his brother Christopher and his wife Deidre, his brother Brian and his wife Jessica and his many nieces and nephews; Dylan, Isabella, Raymond, Delilah, Daphne, Jonathan and Silas. Michael will truly be missed by his lifelong friends Michael Curley and Mike Kelly.
Nobody asks or wants to be an addict. Help stop the shame and stigma of addiction. Our Michael like all others suffering from this disease was and always will be so much more than his addiction. Please support the Black Balloon Day movement which gives much needed support to the families of addicts.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Michael’s memory to: Hope House Addiction Services Attention Ted Waterman 8 Farnham St. Boston, MA 02119
Monday, May 10, 2021
Michael Frederick McAleer
Antoinette & Luigi Sepe
May 10, 2021
Dear Aunty Monique & Uncle Vincent, Chris and entire family.
May Michaels memory always be pressed within the pages of your heart. We are sending Love and light
Love. Antoinette & Luigi
May 5, 2021
Hey Michael. I just wanna thank you for the positive impact you had on my own daughter, Hannah, and all the help you gave her mother and I at her 6th Birthday party. I remember that was the first chance I really got to see Hannah’s mother happy in a long time. I remember Hannah’s beaming smile about “the bike Michael bought me” and how much she liked you for her mom. You were such a big help that day helping me watch all these little 6 yr olds running around and every other word was “how can I help?” “What can I do to help?” I only wish I got to know you better but in those few hours, I learned a lot about you. I just wanted to thank you and to your family? I hope your mom knows she raised a special guy. Thank you for making my daughter’s mother happy, and more than that, thank you for letting my daughter and I get to know you. Rest In Paradise my friend.
Mom, just know your not alone. Your son had a huge impact on a lot of people, including myself, even if that was the only “extended” amount of time I spent with him. His aura and his heart were too big! God Bless you all and keep you all close during this extremely difficult time. Michael, May God hold you close, always.
Rest In Paradise my friend