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David Allen Meagher

October 28, 1945 November 11, 2018
David Allen Meagher
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Obituary for David Allen Meagher

David Allen Meagher, a lifelong resident of Milford, passed away in the loving care of his family after his battle with brain cancer on November 11, 2018 at the age of 73.

Born October 28, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, David was one of five children born to parents Kathryn “Kay” and Harold W. Meagher. David and his siblings were raised in Milford Twp. at the historic family farmhouse on Burns Road.

A 1964 graduate of Milford High School, David was proud to be a Milford Redskin and remained an active part of the Alumni association. Milford High is where David met Joy Biller of Seven Harbors, White Lake, Michigan—the two courted and fell in love and have remained sweethearts ever since. Following graduation, David continued his education at Western Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and was a proud brother of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. In the early 1970s, David, his father and the extended family began to build his and Joy’s forever home on the family property. As their children grew and started families of their own, Kathryn and Bill, with the help of their father, each built their own homes on the family farm. David and Joy were proud participants with Ulster Project as United States coordinators. Over the years, the Meagher’s welcomed students from Ireland into their home and into their lives as a way of teaching the project’s mission: “creating unity amidst diversity.”

The annual family reunion in July brought the large extended family back to the farm every year. This event was anticipated and planned for with great joy. David was like his father in that he was happy to have the property serving its purpose—to provide for the family and to keep them together.

David dedicated his life to his wife, his children, his grandchildren and continuance of his parents’ dream of keeping the family farm a part of tradition and everyday life. David spent his career with the General Motors Company as an Industrial Engineer and retired in the year 2000.

David was preceded in death by his grandson, River Ruiz; granddaughter, Raelyn Ann Niestroy; and his parents, Kathryn “Kay” and Harold W. Meagher.

In addition to Joy, his beloved wife of 53 years, David is survived by his children, Kathryn (Christopher) Niestroy, William D. (Jeanne) Meagher, and Tonya Meagher; grandchildren, Chrysa, Kaitlyn, Meghan, Jarrett, Camryn, Patrick, David, Jospeh, Brian, Brooklyn and Brennan; siblings, The Rev. Fr. Thomas Meagher, Susan (Thomas) Murphy, Rosemary Meagher, Mary Ann (Bruce) Bendure as well many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Visitation will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 East Liberty St., Milford on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 3-8 PM. Scriptural and Remembrance Service at 7 PM.

Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins Rd., White Lake, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 11 AM with gathering to begin the hour prior at 10 AM. The Rev. Fr. Thomas Meagher to officiate. Lunch will follow Mass. Burial St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Milford.

For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

13

Nov

3:00 PM 11/13/2018 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/13/2018 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

14

Nov

11:00 AM 11/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Patrick Parish of White Lake

9086 Hutchins St.
White Lake, MI 48383

Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins Rd., White Lake, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 11 AM with gathering to begin the hour prior at 10 AM. The Rev. Fr. Thomas Meagher to officiate. Lunch will follow Mass. Burial St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Milford.

St. Patrick Parish of White Lake
9086 Hutchins St. White Lake 48383 MI
United States
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