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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Michael McNamara

7/30/1960 - 7/07/2024

Michael McNamara, age 63 of Mentor, passed away July 7th, 2024 at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born July 30th, 1960 to the late Thomas and Margaret McNamara.

Mike was a Sales Professional for various companies throughout his working career.

Mike had the best sense of humor, was an avid Cleveland sports fan, enjoyed listening to all music, but most, “The Beatles”. He loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

Mike was husband to Julia McNamara; loving father of Heather (Charles) Darnell and Sean (Jessie) McNamara; dearest grandfather of Riley and Charlie Darnell; beloved brother of Rose (Jack) Ambrose, Tommy (Andrea) McNamara and Eileen McNamara; uncle to many nieces and nephews.

The McNamara family will receive friends and family from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, July 12th, 2024 at Jeff Monreal Funeral Home, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 13th, 2024 at St. Justin Martyr Church, 35781 Stevens Blvd., Eastlake (Please meet at the church).

The McNamara family has requested no formal dress at the visitation. Please wear your favorite Cleveland sports team apparel in Mike’s honor.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.

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24 Replies to “Michael McNamara”

  1. Love and prayers


    1. Tommy McNamara July 10, 2024 at 12:23 pm

      Thank You Auntie Phil-love and hugs to you- Tommy


    2. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers, especially over these last 6 months. You always asked how he was doing and included him on your prayer line. God Bless!


  2. Michael Kordic July 9, 2024 at 1:23 am

    Rest in peace Michael you always made me laugh and brought a smile to everyone.


  3. Dorothy Colosi July 9, 2024 at 2:24 pm

    Tom and Andrea, so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.


    1. Thomas McNamara July 10, 2024 at 12:14 pm

      Thank You Dorothy my brother had a very rough last 6 months but truly managed to grow emotionally and grew closer to his siblings which I will be forever grateful for- Thank You


    2. Thank you for the kind words.
      Love you


  4. “And now my life has changed in oh so many ways”.

    I’m still having trouble putting my thoughts into words. I’ve been truly blessed to have you as my friend and brother for the last 48 years. You left us all with so many memories that bring a smile or laugh. You made me a better person.

    You will continue to live in all of us.

    Godspeed, my brother.


    1. Thank You Rich, Mike was truly blessed to have you as a friend and he knew that with every fiber of his being- just as you appreciate having him in your life – Tommy


  5. Tom, my sincere condolences to you and your family.


    1. Garrett Bowie July 10, 2024 at 3:28 am

      Rest innpeace. Miss you my friend


    2. Thomas McNamara July 10, 2024 at 12:25 pm

      Thank You Tania I appreciate the kind sentiment


  6. Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I will keep your family in prayer.


  7. Garrett Bowie July 10, 2024 at 3:28 am

    Rest in peace. Miss you my friend


  8. Rest in peace fellow Beatles fan ! Fondly remember rubbing you about yourdevotion to Elton and Paul I’m glad Rich introduced me to you ! Condolences to your family may God bless you during these trying times! God speed Mike !!


  9. Judith Hurless July 10, 2024 at 10:53 pm

    So very sorry for your families loss.


  10. Imelda Reddington and family Sando July 11, 2024 at 7:46 am

    Sending our love and prayers to all at this sad time. Rest in peace Michael.


    1. Thanks Imelda and family…this has been a very difficult 2024. We appreciate the love and prayers …


  11. Margaret Mary Ray and family July 11, 2024 at 9:37 am

    Our deepest sympathy to Michael’s wife Julia his beloved children Heather and Sean his devoted siblings Rose, Tommy and Eileen and Also Pat and his grandchildren all his extended family and friends. My heart is breaking for all of you I’m so sorry I cannot be there with you. I’m sending love and prayers and will have Mass offered for Michael here. May his kind and gentle soul rest in peace God give comfort to all of you at this sad and difficult time love ❤️ and prayers auntie Maugy xx


    1. Auntie Maugy and family…. We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers. It’s been a very difficult 2024, but Mike battles until the end. ❤️


  12. Séamus Mac ConMara July 11, 2024 at 12:52 pm

    So very sorry to hear of untimely death of my nephew Michael D (Mike) McNamara. Sincere sympathies to Julia, Children Heather and Sean, Grandchildren, Riley, Charlie, and my Nieces, Rose and Eileen, Nephew Tommy and all immediate families and friends.


  13. Tom and Family, I am so sorry for your family’s loss.
    Sending Love, Big Hugs and Prayers. Beautiful video for your brother, Mike


  14. Tom Imelda and Tommy Vesey i July 11, 2024 at 4:42 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you all sending loving thoughts and prayers so sorry not to be with you but there in spirit love Auntie Mel


    1. Vesey family,
      Thank you for your prayers and support. It’s been a rough 2024. Mike doesn’t have to suffer anymore….


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