Michael Lenahan, 83, a role model for his family

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Michael Lenahan
Michael Lenahan

WILMINGTON — Michael Lenahan quietly departed this life on Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, N.C.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Forrester Lenahan; children, Christopher, Ken and Steven (Renee) Lenahan, Judy (Tom) Dannenhoffer, Elizabeth Lenahan, Heather Forrester, Ellin (Allen) Scalise, Bill (Patricia) Forrester, Jennifer Forrester (David Lathrop); sixteen grandchildren; his canine companions Sammy and Big Ben; and feline companion Jerry.

He was predeceased by wife, Chris, a son, Peter, one brother and two sisters.

Michael lived his faith every day and was generous to all who knew him. He had many friends and was admired, respected and loved by his family and everyone who had the pleasure of being a part of his extended family. He was a role model for his children, grandchildren and many others.

Michael was an avid reader, enjoyed his life in St. James, the beach and was a good-standing member of the infamous “Wetmore Group” of golfing buddies for 15 years. He truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; his travels with Joan, sharing lots of dinners and conversations with family and friends and never missing the opportunity to smile and share a good laugh. To know Michael was to love Michael. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home in Southport, NC.

The funeral service will take place at noon on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with inurnment following at Northwood Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the community for all of their prayers during Michael’s illness and for the many acts of kindness extended to their family. Your prayers and expressions of love are greatly appreciated.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

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