CENTER BARNSTEAD----Michael J. Cushing, 68, died Monday, January 21, 2019 at his home.
Michael was born on August 29, 1950 in Laconia, the son of the late Raymond and Germaine (Smith) Cushing.
Michael served in the United States Army and then spent his career working for the United States Postal Service. He felt most at home in the woods, fishing, camping, and hiking. He was a loving and generous father and found his greatest pleasure being a grandfather. Although he did not like to travel far from home, he made it a point to regularly fly to North Carolina to spend time with his daughter and family.
Michael is survived by his daughter, Rachael Cushing-Cook and her husband David; his grandson, Aidan Cook; two sisters, Eileen Russilillo and Barbara Cushing-Moore; and two nieces and a nephew.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., February 2, 2019 at St. Andre Bessette Parish – Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH. A calling hour will precede the service at 10:15 a.m. also at the church.
Burial will be held at a later date.
For those who wish memorial contributions in Michael’s name may be made to www.stgerardhouse.org , a non-profit serving individuals with autism.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.