Michael Joseph Maroon Jr.

May 9, 1950September 30, 2020

Portland, ME - Michael J. Maroon, Jr., 70, of South Portland, ME passed away on October 1, 2020 at Maine Medical Center.

He was born in Portland, ME on May 9, 1950 a son of the late Michael J and Dorothy E (Lamoine) Maroon Sr.

Voted “Most Likely to Succeed” in 1968 as Cape Elizabeth High School’s Senior Class President, Mike lived up to this expectation but not as easily as classmates had predicted.

Almost 50 years ago, faulty genetic brain sequencing turned on at age 21, forcing Mike to succeed against harrowing odds - battling Schizophrenia.

He graduated from The University of Rhode Island and worked in the family business. Taking pride in his home, he demonstrated a keen intellect for history, art, and a love of his antique VW Beetle. We would like to thank the caring neighbors and the entire South Portland community for their support. Showing it took a village to ensure respect and safety for Mike.

His devoted family, including Aunt Beverly, Cousin Diane and spouse Jim, Sister Pam and spouse Regis. They admired his stoicism, strength, and success in the face of adversity.

Please visit to sign Michael's guest book and leave memories and condolences for the family.

Make an impact on behalf of Mike at Brain and Behavior Research Foundation 1-800-829-8289.

Look kindly on those who struggle - some have had an inside story of success


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Michael Joseph Maroon Jr.

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Judy Baker Merrill

October 9, 2020

I only knew Michael as the brother of Pam - my sincere condolences to Pam and her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Judy Baker Merrill

Julie Andrews White

October 7, 2020

Remembering Mike with fondness. We grew up together in a close neighborhood, and Mike was a sweet friend to all. Funny, kind, and popular, Sonny became our high school student council president and king of the Christmas dance. We were saddened that he struggled later on, and admired his loving and supportive family who helped him thrive. Pam and Regis, I am sorry for your loss. I hope that good memories and the love and caring of your family and friends will buoy your spirits in the tender days ahead.

Kristopher McClure

October 6, 2020

I feel fortunate to have had a few brief roadside encounters with Mike over the past three years my wife and I moved to the Surfsite neighborhood. We will always share an appreciation for the (current) small forest across from our home. Rest well.

Lee Higgins Worcester

October 6, 2020

I am so sorry to learn about Sonny's passing. I will remember him with a broad smile on his face staggering through our kitchen and flopping onto the couch in our living room before saying Hi. We would all laugh.

Hold onto the good memories. The others will slide away over time.
Stay well
Lee Higgins Worcester

Christina Napoli

October 6, 2020

We appreciated him as a neighbor and enjoyed his stories and our chats with him. It was clear that he had a kind heart and he loved to feed the wildlife in the neighborhood. They loved his yard! We'll miss him. Condolences to the family.

Kitty Harrison

October 5, 2020

I live in Mike’s neighborhood and our families go way back. Mike occasionally told me stories about my late father. I particularly remember him saying that Dad planted one bush for every child. When my sister and I cut down those bushes decades later, we counted ten of them. I only had five siblings! LOL

carole nelson

October 5, 2020

"Sonny" and I had a wonderful friendship when we worked
together in his Dad's office, always helpful and a big
smile on his face. Through the years I would see him and
he would greet me with a big "Hi, CB". Thankfully now
he is at peace, no more pain.

My heartfelt sympathy to you, Pam, and your family.
You tried so hard.

Carole "CB"

Verna Andrews

October 5, 2020

Remembering Mike and his wonderful supportive family with great fondness and admiration. Being a neighbor for many years, I saw him handle his struggle so well and succeed in many ways. Love to Pam and Regis.

Verna Andrews

Patricia Armstrong

October 5, 2020

I remember Mike, in High School, as always being so kind with a smile on his face. He had many admirers. I went to many basketball games and Mike was a shining star. He was so well thought of and I’m sad to learn that he had such harsh struggles.

My heart goes out to his family and friends. May you find strength through your faith. God Bless. Rest In Peace, Mike.

Pat Armstrong


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