PETERSHAM – Michael J. Booker, 44 of Petersham, unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
Michael was born in Hartford, CT on June 26, 1976 to Roland Booker and Carlene (Jacques) Booker. He graduated from Leominster High School in 1994. He attended WPI and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in 1998. He worked as a software engineer and in later years became a senior software engineer working for Micro-focus out of Cambridge, MA. He and his wife Georgia lived in Watertown for many years.
He loved trying new places and things with Georgia and over the past four years have been spending their winters in Pompano Beach, FL. He loved good whiskey, craft beers, playing pool, video games, hanging out with his family and friends, playing his guitar and concerts. He loved his job, loved reading and learning new things. He had an incredibly huge heart with an infectious laugh. He loved telling jokes and he enjoyed a good debate. Everyone who met Mike liked him and he will be greatly missed.
He leaves his wife and the love of his life: Georgia G. (Barnes) Booker of Petersham, MA; his mother: Carlene Booker of Leominster; his father: Roland Booker of Fitchburg; brothers: James Booker of Leominster; Robert Booker of Billerica; sister: Lori Merriam of Maryland; and his good little dog Frankie; paternal grandparents: Roland and Mona Booker of CT; maternal grandmother: Gwen Jacques of Bangor, ME; mother-in-law: Rexine Barnes of Petersham; sister-in-law Kate Martinez of San Antonio, TX; brother-in-law: Rob Ricciardi of Lakeworth, FL; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Roger Jacques.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. followed by a short memorial service in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Michael can be made to: Make-A-Wish Foundation, 133 Federal St., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com
Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange is assisting with arrangements.