Michael Francis Sheehan, 45, of North Haven, passed away at his home on February 14, 2009. He was born in New Haven on August 5, 1963 to Rita Kennedy Sheehan of North Haven and the late David Sheehan. Besides his mother, Michael, is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Eileen and David Kopjanski and his niece Melanie Kopjanski all of Wallingford. Michael grew up in North Haven and became a Welder- Fabricator straight out of high school. He loved being an iron worker and was enthusiastic about his vocation. Most recently he was proud to be a part of the brotherhood of Iron Workers Local 424. When he wasn't working he enjoyed time with his family and friends. Michael was a gentle and kind man who will be missed by all. A Funeral Service will be held at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Thursday, February 19th at 7 p.m. Friends may visit with the family earlier in the evening from 3 to 7. Contributions in Michael's memory may be sent to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405

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  1. Dear Mrs. Sheehan and family Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this very hard time for you. We are so sorry for the loss of your son Michael. God be with you and please accept our condolences your friends at Bank of America North Haven Office

  2. Dear Rita, We are so sorry for your loss. Bernie and I are in Puerto Rico for the winter and will not be able to be with you for the funeral. Know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss, I knew Michael from North Haven High School, he will be missed greatly. I will keep the Sheehan family in my prayers.

  4. I knew Michael for only a brief time years ago, but his memory stays with me. Michael was a kind, gentle, sincere man who made me laugh as I recall. May he rest in peace knowing he touched peoples lives if only for a short time. My prayers are with him and his family during this time of great loss.

  5. I knew of Michael through Frank Bass. Michael would always pick Frank up to go to work on the snow days. Michael hollered out hello to me over the cell phone one day as he and Frank went down the interstate from work. You could just tell that the two of them were great friends. Frank had told me how Michael was his best friend, his pal. They were good for each other. Michael will be missed greatly, especially by Frank (Francis). How fitting for Michael’s middle name to be the same as Frank’s first name. I pray that Michael’s family and friends will seek comfort from the Lord during and after this time because it is only through Him that we can find any peace in times such as this. God Bless You.

  6. Michael and I went to North Haven High School. We were in many of the same classes over the years. He was a kind friend always will to help any way he could. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Michael was a kind sweet person who touched my life years ago I am deeply saddend by the news of his tragic loss he will forever be in my prayers may he rest in peac, and my God confert his family you are all in my thoughts and prayers .

  8. Michael’s life was taken away much too early. I am sad that I lost touch for all these years. The memories that I have of Mike are of a gentle, funny man who’s love for his family and friends was above all else. May God comfort us all in this sad time. Paulette

  9. Rita & Eileen I was so saddened to hear of Michaels passing. Please know that my thoughts,prayers and love are with you both

  10. We were crushed to hear the horrific news that the world lost a gentle soul! 🙁 I knew him for only a short time, but remember him well. We were so lucky, without realizing,& so fortunate to have shared scuba-diving adventures with him that will be with me forever. At least we shared happy memories with Michael here in Florida and had such a blast with him! That is how I will remember him and that he was so kind, so sweet, and so .non-judgemental.. So blessed to have had known him. God has blessed us with his presence and his family will be in our prayers. So sad and so sorry! 🙁

  11. We would like to offer our deepest sympathy at this sad time of sorrow.You will be in our thoughts and prayers

  12. Dear Mrs. Sheehan and family Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this very hard time for you. We are so sorry for the loss of your son Michael. God be with you and please accept our condolences your friends at Bank of America North Haven Office

  13. Dear Rita, We are so sorry for your loss. Bernie and I are in Puerto Rico for the winter and will not be able to be with you for the funeral. Know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Rita & Eileen I was so saddened to hear of Michaels passing. Please know that my thoughts,prayers and love are with you both

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