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Michael Daniel Franz, 55, Irish Emigrant

Michael Daniel Franz, 55, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

Michael Daniel Franz, 55, of Newbridge, Ireland, beloved husband of Catherine Cahill Franz and loving father of Rory, Daniel and Katie Franz, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 22.

Michael was born in Stamford, CT on January 24, 1957, son of the late Francis D. and Patricia Chisholm Franz. He was raised in Norwalk and was a graduate of Norwalk High School, Class of 1975. Michael lived in San Francisco for 10 years where he met Catherine, the love of his life, and later moved to Ireland. For over 20 years Michael has been a girls basketball coach at His Holy Family Secondary School in Newbridge, Ireland.

In addition to his wife and children, Michael is survived by his brother Peter Franz and his wife Marjorie of Norwalk, his sister Mary Anne Franz and her spouse Carol Keogh of Stratford, his nephew John and niece Jennie Franz of Danbury, and extended family in Ireland. 

Mike will be remembered for his warm nature, strong character and great sense of humor. His kindness was obvious from the first moment you met him. He loved to talk and the topics of his conversations were plentiful. He was always interested in learning as much as he could through either reading or discussions with others. He was an avid sports fan and knew endless facts and statistics about almost any sport, as well as being a die-hard Red Sox fan. Mike will be missed terribly by us all, but has now become an Angel to all those who loved him.


All funeral services will be held in Ireland.  To leave a condolence, please go to magnerfuneralhome.com

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