HOULTON – Michael W. Shorey, 67, died Jan. 5, 2014, at a Bangor hospital. He was born June 10, 1946, in Portland, the son of Ralph Sr. and Clarice (McBrine) Shorey.
Mike served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war. He worked in the woods for many years and was a machinist for Smith & Wesson for eight years. Mike enjoyed the outdoors fishing, hunting and trapping, He was a well known ASA softball umpire for 30 plus years and was very active with Northern Maine Softball.
Mike is survived by his mother, Clarice Irish of Haynesville; his son, Timothy Shorey of Houlton; his grandson, Noah Grant of Houlton; three brothers, Ralph Shorey Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Clinton, Scott Irish and his wife, Nam, of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Raymond Irish Jr. and his wife, Ann, of Carleton, Mass.; three sisters, Roberta Clark and her husband, Carl, of Orient, Judy Ireland and her husband, David, of Haynesville, and Sharon Dixon and her husband, Gary, of Denton; special friends, Ammie and Bradford Irish both of Houlton; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Ralph Shorey Sr., a brother, Colby, a sister, Melody; and his stepfather, Raymond Irish. A special thank you to Jennifer Kesaris and the staff at EMMC ICU.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, at Dunn Funeral Home, with Pastor Victor Hartley officiating. Gifts may be made in Mike’s memory to the Houlton Humane Society, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book: www.dunnfuneral.com.