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Michael Francis McFadden


Michael Francis McFadden, 63, of Lowell passed away peacefully on Friday, June 28, 2019 at his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Dee (Schmal) McFadden, who passed away just over a year ago. Michael and Dee were together for twenty years, the last seven of which they were married.

Michael was born on July 11, 1955 in Lowell and was the son of the late Bryan ‘Mickey’ McFadden Sr., and the late Lillian E. (Cox) McFadden. Michael was raised and lived his whole life in Lowell. He attended the Immaculate Conception School before graduating from Lowell High in 1973. He then continued his education at Salem State University.

Michael resided in the Belvidere neighborhood of Lowell and was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. He was loved by many at Tewksbury State Hospital where he worked for 37 years. He also worked as a bartender at Lefty’s, The Gaelic Club, and Kilkenny Pub, where he met many life long friends.

Michael loved to spend time on his porch with beloved friends and family. He had a deep love of music, especially Springsteen and Southside Johnny. He attended hundreds of concerts in his life time. Known in the neighborhood as “the porch guy” he always had entertaining stories to tell. Mike loved to laugh and have fun with his friends on his front porch. One of his favorite days was his annual Breeders Cup party. Mike was proud of his life and accomplishments, and loved to share his experiences. Playing for the Thunderbirds hockey team, and winning the Lowell City Softball League in 1980 with Lefty’s were some of his old favorites. Mike and his wife Dee spent their time enjoying life, helping others, spreading love and joy, and kicking back at Seabrook Beach, on the Vineyard, and traveling to Hawaii, St. Thomas, California, New Orleans and more. Michael’s love and laughter will surely be missed be all.

Michael is survived by three children, Melanie Lopez and her husband Sergio of Nashua, Meghan Stavro and her husband Daniel of Hudson, and Justin Michael McFadden of Colorado, and his stepdaughter Christine Schmal of Billerica; his five grandchildren, Julien F. Lopez, Adrian Stavro, Avery Stavro, Breena Kelly, and Brendan Kelly.

Michael was the oldest of eight brothers and sisters. He is survived by his siblings, Bryan C. McFadden Jr. and his wife, Jeannine of Dracut, Patricia ‘Tricia” A. McFadden of Lowell, Marianne McInerney and her husband, Kevin of Chelmsford, Kevin P. McFadden and his fiancé, Kathleen Schlegel of Beverly, Sean M. McFadden of Wells, ME, Nancy E. McFadden of Lowell, and Adam C. McFadden and his wife, Danielle of Lowell, and several nieces, nephews, and many close friends including the McQuaide and McSorley families.



  • Jim and Maura Casey Posted July 3, 2019 1:10 am

    Our sincere sympathy to all. . You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Jim and Maura

  • Jim Teague Posted July 3, 2019 1:50 pm

    So sad to see this. My deepest sympathies

  • Ann (Mroz) Byrne Posted July 4, 2019 1:15 am

    So sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences to all of the McFadden Family.

  • Gary Gagnon Posted July 4, 2019 3:37 pm

    My deepest condolences to Michael’s family. I played on the Lowell High School hockey team with Mike back in 1972 and ’73. Graduated from LHS with him as well in 1973. Rest In Peace, my hockey brother…

  • Betsy & David Flaherty Posted July 7, 2019 9:23 pm

    So very sorry and our prayers are with you all. Michael has a great smile and a wonderful sense of humor.

  • lawrence donohue Posted July 8, 2019 3:13 pm

    To Justin and the McFadden Family, It was my pleasure to work at Tewksbury Hospital with Michael and Dorothy (Dee)and all the wonderful people there. When the McFadden meets again on the first Saturday of May a lot of laughter will be shared. Sincerely Larry Donohue

  • Dave & Jackie Faneuf Posted July 9, 2019 1:29 am

    Hey guys, I have not really seen Mike since the days we were all on Kearney Drive but I remember him as one of the good kids. I was shocked to hear of his passing. Please know that we are thinking and praying for Mike and all of the rest of you. Dave & Jackie Faneuf

  • John Maloney Posted July 9, 2019 2:11 pm

    Tricia and family, my sincere condolences to you.

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