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Michael B. Wing
August 9, 1953 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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NORTHFIELD- Michael B. Wing, age 70, passed away on December 30, 2023. Michael grew up in Amherst, MA, where he spent his school-aged years. After marrying his wife Sarah, they settled inNorthfield, Massachusetts in 1980, welcoming two children and then in later years, lovingly watched their own grandchildren play in their yard, ride bikes, and take rides to the Creamie.
Michael’s professional journey started at GCC and culminated in earning his Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts. He began his career at The Brattleboro
Retreat, Baystate Franklin and Community Corrections. His education helped him pursue his lifelong career as a licensed addiction counselor, a meaningful role which he embraced with
empathy, skill and passion. He was proud of his years spent working for Service Net as the Director of the Orange Recovery House where he supported many of their residents to make
positive changes in their lives. He always believed that people can make a fresh start and conveyed this with conviction and grace.
Anyone who knew Mike, knew that he took joy in the simple things in life, whether it be great music, a hot cup of coffee, a clever joke, or stimulating conversation. In the last years of his life,
Michael’s golden retriever was always by his side on the trails in Northfield and Bernardston. He loved animals and rescued many of his cats. He could be seen in good weather taking Misha for a swim in the Connecticut River. Being in nature and with his dog filled his soul.
Michael had wonderful friends both in the recovery community and from Amherst. He made multiple motorcycle trips across the country and loved camping on the back
roads. He took many short summer trips fishing for stripers on his small boat with Jared and spent time surf-casting with Sarah near Plum Island.
Michael is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sarah, his two children, Rachel LeVangie and Aaron, son-in-law, Jared LeVangie and grandchildren Caitlyn, Roman and Zuri.
His life was enriched by his family. He watched his grandchildren grow up and was happiest in their presence.
Donations in Michael’s memory can be made to Northfield EMS or the charity of your choice.
A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.