Michael died a tragic death on the night of February 4th 2014 while repairing a water main leak in an open trench. He was working along side others in the trench when they were struck by a backhoe, injuring the others and Mike was fatally injured.
Mike is survived by his wife and 9 year old daughter at the time.
Through donations the Natick Public Works has built a Memorial Honoring Mike and another worker who was killed back in the 1970's. This memorial is located at the Public Works Building and is seen by all who pass everyday.