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Official Obituary of: Michael Lee Worthington, 75, on May 14, 2022

Michael Lee Worthington, 75, on May 14, 2022

Michael Lee Worthington, 75, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2022 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born to Donald and Bette (Elmore) Worthington in Williamsport, Indiana in 1947 and raised in Lafayette, Indiana.  He joined the U. S. Navy in 1965.  Mike’s first duty station was Newport, R.I. where he met his loving wife of 53 years Patricia (Ralph) Worthington.   He proudly served his country by serving in Chu-Lai, Vietnam in 1967. 

Mike and Pat married on August 31, 1968 and made their home in North Attleboro where they have lived since that date.

Mike was employed by Teknor Apex, Hebronville MA for 35 years, retiring in 2005.

One of Mike’s interests was amateur ham radio which led him and other local operators to create the Sturdy Memorial Hospital Amateur Radio Club. He had many other interests including blues and country music and dancing, the local sports teams specifically the Boston Bruins and New England Patriots but nothing surpassed his love of classic cars.  One of his greatest achievements was building a 1930 hot rod from start to finish with the help of his sons and friends.  His passion connected him with people of like interests. He especially loved going to cruise nights with his group of car buddies.  His love of hot rods lead him to create a Facebook page called Hot Rod 4-Speeds which has over 21,000 followers at present. 

In addition to his wife, Patricia Worthington, Mike leaves his loving children: Michael Worthington and his wife Lynne (Antonelli) Worthington of Venice, Florida and Stephen Worthington and his wife Julie (Chevalier) Worthington of Bellingham, Massachusetts.  He was the proud and adoring grandfather of William, Jocelyn, Olivia and Samuel Worthington.  He’s also survived by his brother Donald Worthington of Flagler Beach, Fl and sister Kathie Spitznagle of Lafayette, Indiana. He leaves several nieces and nephews along with extended family and many, many dear friends.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Friday, May 20, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Sperry McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St., North Attleboro.  A service will immediately follow in the funeral home at noontime.

Interment with military honors will be held following the services at St. Mary’s Cemetery, North Attleboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Lung Association; www.lung.org or Disabled American Veterans; www.DAV.org.  

 

 

 

 

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  • Mike and I connected through our love of Ham radio and 1930 Hotrods. Both of us building the same model.
    We had the pleasure of meeting Mike and Pat when we were on a holiday in USA and the man behind the email was as warm and genuine as can be. A true gentleman.
    We will never forget him.
    Glenn & Milena (Australia)

  • My sincere condolences to Mike,s Family and friends, he was a friend of many years due to our mutual interest in classic cars and met up for many shows and cruise nites together as part of the “3 mile Club”, he was one of the real good guys and will sorely be missed..RIP my friend…John C.White.

  • Mrs. Worthington, Mike and Lynne, I am so sorry for your loss.  Sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  

  • To the Worthington family. Although I never met him I did get to know his son Mike while working together and as they say the apple doesn’t fall far so I’m sure he was a great man. My sincere condolences to the Worthington family 

  • Mike was great guy ,very kind.worked with mike for many years good memories all my condolences to the family.

  • Mike was a dear friend and he will be missed.  Enjoyed his great sense of humor and laughter.  Every summer we would love to see him ride by in his Hot Rod and he always tooted his crazy horn !!  Which would always make us smile. 
    May God bless Pat , Mike and Steve and their families and may they know their friends are feeling their sadness. 
    May all the fond memories heal their hearts.
    God Bless Mike and may he RIP . He fought a long fight and it is time for him to rest.
    Love you Pat  and God Bless
    Your Friend Jackie

  • Mike was a really great guy, loved talking sports with him about sports, Maria and I send our sincere condolences may he R.i.p and may his family find peace!!!!

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  1. Mike was a really great guy, loved talking sports with him about sports, Maria and I send our sincere condolences may he R.i.p and may his family find peace!!!!

  2. Mike was a dear friend and he will be missed.  Enjoyed his great sense of humor and laughter.  Every summer we would love to see him ride by in his Hot Rod and he always tooted his crazy horn !!  Which would always make us smile. 
    May God bless Pat , Mike and Steve and their families and may they know their friends are feeling their sadness. 
    May all the fond memories heal their hearts.
    God Bless Mike and may he RIP . He fought a long fight and it is time for him to rest.
    Love you Pat  and God Bless
    Your Friend Jackie

  3. Mike was great guy ,very kind.worked with mike for many years good memories all my condolences to the family.

  4. To the Worthington family. Although I never met him I did get to know his son Mike while working together and as they say the apple doesn’t fall far so I’m sure he was a great man. My sincere condolences to the Worthington family 

  5. Mrs. Worthington, Mike and Lynne, I am so sorry for your loss.  Sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  

  6. My sincere condolences to Mike,s Family and friends, he was a friend of many years due to our mutual interest in classic cars and met up for many shows and cruise nites together as part of the “3 mile Club”, he was one of the real good guys and will sorely be missed..RIP my friend…John C.White.

  7. Mike and I connected through our love of Ham radio and 1930 Hotrods. Both of us building the same model.
    We had the pleasure of meeting Mike and Pat when we were on a holiday in USA and the man behind the email was as warm and genuine as can be. A true gentleman.
    We will never forget him.
    Glenn & Milena (Australia)

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