Obituary: Michael R. Nilan, 61, of Trumbull

Michael R. Nilan, age 61 of Trumbull, beloved husband of Margaret Everlith Nilan, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014 in his home surrounded by his family.

Michael was born in Bridgeport son of Robert and Joan Sirotnak Nilan of Shelton, and was a line supervisor for the United Illuminating Company for 40 years. He was an avid UConn Huskies Women Basketball fan, enjoyed playing golf at Tashua Knolls Golf Club, fishing in both fresh and salt water, vacationing in Cape Cod and Lake Placid, but most of all he was a sports fan and especially enjoyed watching his children’s soccer games.

Survivors in addition to his parents and wife include his devoted children, Shannon M. Nilan of Sea Bright, NJ, Meghan A. Doyle and husband Michael of Beacon, NY, Kelly L. Nilan and fiancé Michael Curry of Trumbull, Michael P. Nilan of New Hampshire, and Colleen M. Nilan of Trumbull, a granddaughter Logan A. Doyle, two brothers John Nilan and wife Michele of Monroe, and Gregory Nilan and wife Diana of Stratford, canine buddy Dylan, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

He was predeceased by his brother Terence Nilan.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:00a.m., from the Redgate - Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull, and at 10:00a.m., in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 200 Shelton Road, Trumbull, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4p.m. to 8p.m., in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, or the First Tee of Connecticut

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