Michael J. Wakely


WAKELY, MICHAEL JOSEPH, age 77 from Woburn passed away at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill on July 28, 2020 with family by his side.

Michael was born in Somerville, MA on August 5, 1942. At a young age Michael moved to California and worked as an Interior Designer. After living in California for over 40 years he moved to Tucson, Arizona with his companion Arthur Lui and returned to Massachusetts in 2013.

Michael was a talented artist, creating beautiful paintings on canvas and furniture, forming sculptures and designing outdoor fish ponds. He collected anything he thought was intriguing. Michael loved spending time with his family and loved ones; playing cards, hiking, listening to music, watching movies and enjoying life. He especially loved sailing and visiting National Parks.

Michael was the dear son of the late Evelyn (Maltacea) and Joseph Bouchard of Medford; late companion of Arthur Lui; brother of the late James Wakely and wife Elaine Wakely of Stoneham; brother of the late Sandra (Wakely) Davin and late husband Robert of Woburn; brother of the late Marilyn Morin of Florida; brother of Marcia (Bouchard) Hillson and husband Lonnie of Melrose; brother of Gregory Bouchard, wife Jo-Anne and the late Judith of Woburn; brother of Doreen (Bouchard) Caliri and the late husband Anthony of Woburn: brother of Daniel Bouchard and wife Sandy of Medford; brother of Lisa Layton and husband Mark of Medford; brother-in law of Cynthia Bouchard of Woburn. Michael is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Due to the current pandemic, a private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish, 851 Main Street in Woburn on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10am. Arrangements provided by Boston Cremation of Malden, MA. For online guest book visit www.bostoncremation.org.

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4 Condolences

  1. Anthony on August 2, 2020 at 5:17 am

    Rip. Uncle Michael



  2. Janice Dillon on August 2, 2020 at 11:25 am

    RIP Michael join the Many family members waiting for you



  3. Garry Sandlin on August 2, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Michaels friendship will never be forgotten

    Your longtime friend, Garry



  4. Susan Pritchard on August 2, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Greg and JoAnne:
    Sending love, comfort, and condolences.
    Although I only met Michael once, he made a lasting impression. I think of that day and smile.

    Rest easy, Michael.



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