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Dr. George T. Michael, Ph.D. passed away on Monday, September 3rd.
He leaves his wife, Dianne Devereaux-Michael, his sons, George Michael of Waltham and his girlfriend Kathleen Croy, Kenneth Michael and his wife Deborah Michael of Norwood, and his daughter Dawn Dagostino and her husband Gerald Dagostino of Waltham, his son Christopher Smith of Salem, his stepson John J Devereaux and his wife Christine of Haverhill, his stepson Ronald E Devereaux of Glendale, Arizona, his stepdaughter Heather J. Devereaux of Amsterdam, Kingdom of the Netherlands, and stepdaughter Elizabeth A. Devereaux of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also left his grandchildren, Kenneth Michael, Kasey Michael, Kristina Michael and Anthony Dagostino and his sisters, Clair Ditommaso of Duxbury, MA, Gail Chmura of Springfield, VA and her husband Louis Chmura and Lucille Morrell of Marshfield, MA and John Morrell and 8 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Effie (Moses) and George Michael of Marshfield, MA.
Dr. Michael was born in Boston, grew up in Marshfield and attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He earned his MS degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his doctorate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Human Nutrition and Microbiology. His thesis was on the “Repair Mechanisms of DNA Exposed to Gaseous Carcinogens.”
Dr. Michael developed food products for many major food corporations and taught Nutrition classes for the nursing program at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts. Dr. Michael gave lectures to the players of the Boston Red Sox on the detrimental effects of steroid use at the Fort Myers training facility on several occasions. He developed Nutri-Nectar, a complete protein powder that was popular with the sports community. He moved to Salem, New Hampshire in 2007 and was active in many local organizations.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem and the Food for the Hungry Food Pantry, 8 Pleasant Street, Salem, New Hampshire 03079.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 11, at 11:00AM in Mary Queen of Peace Church, 200 Lawrence Road, Salem, NH. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Salem, NH. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem
3 Geremonty Drive, Salem NH 03079
Food for the Hungry Food Pantry
8 Pleasant Street, Salem NH 03079