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Michel, Conrad W.

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Conrad William “Conny” Michel, a lifelong resident of Hyde Park, died Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood.  He was 80.  Conny was born June 27, 1933 in the house where he lived his entire life, the only child of William and Catherine T. (O’Connell) Michel.  He was a graduate of Hyde Park High School and Lawrence Academy, and he attended Boston University before being inducted into the US Army where he served his country for two years during the Korean War.  Conny worked as a pressman-printer for the Christian Science Publishing Company in Boston for 35 years until his retirement in 1995.  He was very involved in Masons as a member of  Phoenix Lodge AF & AM of Hanover and Eliot-Hyde Park Lodge AF & AM (now Celestial Lodge) of Westwood.  He was also affiliated with St. John’s Lodge of Boston, and was a member of the Boston Commandery and of the Aleppo Temple Shrine of Wilmington.  Conny was a former Cub Scout Leader of Pack Nine, which met at the Greenwood School, and a commissioner of Hyde Park Youth Hockey during the late 1970’s.  He was also an active member of the churches in his life, serving as a deacon at both the Wentworth Congregational Church in Wentworth, New Hampshire and the Hyde Park Congregational Church in Hyde Park, MA.  He is presently a member at the Roslindale Congregational Church in Roslindale, MA.  He enjoyed singing in all the church choirs.  In addition he built stone walls and was an accomplished gardener.  Conny was a board member of the Baker River Valley Snowmobile Club in Wentworth, NH and enjoyed skiing while spending 29 years at his chalet in Rumney, NH.  He loved summer camping in the eastern United States and Canada, and , in later years, travel in Europe, Alaska, and Costa Rica.  he was an all-around “Mr. Fix-it” for the neighborhood.  He kept the bird feeders full, and loved to try new landscape plants around both his homes.  Conny is survived by his wife, Joan (Kennard); his daughter Robin Lee Motyka, and her husband Paul S., of Walpole; his three sons, Kurt W., and his wife Patricia, of Mansfield, Derek K., and his wife Robyn, of Hyde Park, and Brett M. Michel of Hyde Park; as well as his eight grandchildren, Scott, Mikaela, Brandon, Kyle, Konner, Stephanie, Lily, and Cara.  Visiting hours will be held Thursday, July 18th from 4 to 8 PM with a Masonic Service by Celestial Lodge AF & AM at 7 o clock, at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street (Route 109), Westwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Friday at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Hal Thomas
    July 16th, 2013 | 7:59 am

    I stopped to see Conny last week and spent a few minutes with him. He was always grateful for his family and friends. May happy memories and faith sustain you in your grief.
    Hal Thomas, Chaplain
    Phoenix Lodge

  2. Mary Ann Farrell
    July 17th, 2013 | 12:44 pm

    Connie was such a family man. He will be truly missed. My heart goes out to the family with my deepest sympathy. May the memories of a wonderful full life bring you comfort. He always had such kind words for my mother, which meant alot to me.
    With Sympathy, Mary Ann – Dedham

  3. Barbara Molloy Darling
    July 17th, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    Robin, Mikaela and the family; So, sorry to hear of the passing of your Father, Grandfather and husband. From what was written, he seems to be a very involved and active man. I will keep you, your family and your Father in my thoughts and prayers. Good Bless!

  4. Donna Dawes
    July 17th, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Connie. He always had a smile and a good word. He will be missed. I will keep you allin my prayers and know he is at a better place.

  5. Steve and Susan Cole
    July 18th, 2013 | 10:28 pm

    Dear Joan and family,
    Steve and I were so sorry to hear about Conny. He was a wonderful man, so full of life, his humour was always evident. God is now holding him, so remember all the good times. With sincere sympathy.

  6. Lenna Williams
    July 19th, 2013 | 12:44 pm

    Robyn and family, may God give you all comfort and strength in this time of need. With sympathy, Lenna.

  7. John Wentworth
    July 20th, 2013 | 7:37 am

    Jane and I are deeply saddened to hear that Conny has passed away. He is now free from those health issues that made life more difficult for him during those final years. That however
    doesn’t cancel the sorrow we feel in his death. We always enjoyed those Sunday lunches at the Country Cow and the fellowship we shared with you both. You will be in our prayers in the days and months to come.

    John and Jane

  8. Allan I Muscovitz
    August 4th, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Hi Joan and family:
    I just learned of Connie’s passing today. I would have been at the service if I had known. Connie was a great friend of mine, and a lodge member at Hyde park, and St Johns in Boston. We spent many enjoyable evening together in the sidelines. I am sure he will be greatly missed by one and all. My condolences.
    so let it me

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