Michael Knight McCormick, 69, long time resident of New Haven and recently Orange, passed away March 21, 2008 in CT Hospice. Michael was born in Washington, DC March 7, 1939 a son of the late William W. and Lois Howe McCormick III and was a Chief Mate and Licensed Merchant Marine Officer who navigated trans-oceanic container cargo vessels and oil tankers. He was a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's School. He attended NYU and also studied and lived in Madrid and took courses at La Sorbonne and spoke Spanish and French fluently. He traveled all over the world including living for extended periods in Paris and San Miguel Allende, Mexico, and visiting Singapore, Thailand, China, Korea, India, the Philippines and Great Britain. He enjoyed several motorcycle trips cross country, throughout Europe, to the Southern tip of South America and back to New Haven. Formerly, Mr. McCormick worked for the City of New Haven Office of Manpower and Management and taught at the High School in the Community. He was employed by numerous national and international companies including Matson Navigation Co., United Ship Management and American Ship Management. He served locally as a member of the Board of Directors of Community Progress Incorporated (now Community Action Agency) and was a member of the International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots. He is survived by his daughter Lauren Degley Feldman of Somerville, MA, his sister Marion Nugent of Orange, CT, his brother William McCormick of Thailand, twin grandchildren Zev and Orli Feldman of Somerville, MA, two nieces Maggie Sisco and Kerry Nugent of Ridgewood, NJ, and El Cajon, CA respectively, cousins Mark Reveaux of Branford, CT, Tony Reveaux of San Francisco, CA, Karen Skilling of Pawling, NY, Nora McCormick of New York and several grand nieces and grand nephews. Funeral service private. Arrangements in care of BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 CAMPBELL AVE. WEST HAVEN.

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  1. .Mickey the Sailor. was a friend of mine for 25 years. We used to meet at Atticus. I’ll miss his humor, he had a great laugh. My condolences to his family.

  2. Friend for over thirty-five years going back to working for the City of Newn Haven OEE (named by Robert Zaccaria, whom Mike remembered well and Frank also very fondly). Always interesting, pretty much the best friend I ever had.

  3. I wish to add my condolences about your loss. I worked with Mike in the mid-70’s with summer work programs for youth. I recall him fondly. Robert Zaccaria

  4. I wish to add my condolences we were briefly aquainted but our meeting will be everlasting he was genuine a good person. Joe golembiewski

  5. I wish to share my condolences for your loss. Michael was a dear friend and asociate,he will be missed by all. Al Hirsh

  6. Mickey the world traveller whose wandering never really ceased, may his odyssey find final anchor on the horizon line that has no end.

  7. Mike was and will remain a lifelong friend. I vividly still recall our first encounter in Costa Rica during one of his transcontinental motorcycle trips. Mike had many admirable qualities and always came through when I needed some support. It will be difficult without him.

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