Michael Patrick Cloonan
October 24, 1935 – March 29, 2018
MICHAEL PATRICK CLOONAN 1935-2018 On Thursday, March 29, we lost Mike after fighting his long illness. A beloved husband and loving father, we were all grateful for the time we had and the lessons we learned from him.
Mike was born Oct. 24,1935, in San Francisco to Margaret and Michael Cloonan. He lived all his life in the Bay Area. At a young age, he came to live with his Aunt and Uncle, Kay and Joe McGrath and loved his new family. He was proud to become brother to Kathleen, Maryanne, Joan and Dan. He felt forever grateful to become a member of the McGrath clan. Mike graduated from Jefferson High School in 1955, where he enjoyed being part of the football, basketball and track team. Post graduation he proudly served in the U.S. Navy. After the Navy, he went on to his sales career. Mike loved Sales and he could sell anything to anyone!! He had an effervesant personality and it was hard not to smile when you were in his presence.
While in the Navy he met his soon to be beautiful bride, Lillian Trujillo. They soon became proud parents of Mike, Valerie and Karen. Mike was always involved with the kids and always supported all sporting, religious and academic activities. We knew we could always count on him. He was a great Dad and when it came to his Grandkids he excelled. He was retired by then and was an incredible Grandfather. Austin, Claire, Antoinette and Joseph could not have asked for a more steadfast person.
Services will be held on Thursday April 5th at 11:00am. Holy Spirit Church, 1200 Redmond Avenue, San Jose, CA. In lieu of flowers please donate to Wounded Warriors.
- Memorial Mass Thursday, April 5, 2018
Michael Patrick Cloonan
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April 5, 2018
I didn't know Michael well, but we shared good times at the South Valley YMCA Water Aerobics class several mornings a week for a quite a while.
Mike was always smiling, joking and friendly. He literally lit up the area with his presence, and we all enjoyed the hour a day we spent with him.
He seemed like an all around good guy, and his obituary confirms that suspicion.
I was fortunate to have crossed paths with him - if only briefly - and your family was even more fortunate to have had him as a brother, husband, father, and grandfather.
His was truly a life well-lived.