Michael J. Moynihan

  • Born: March 22, 1986
  • Died: January 9, 2020
  • Location: Hooksett, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael J. Moynihan, 33, of Hooksett NH, passed away before his time on January 9, 2020. Born on March 22, 1986 to Kevin & Diane (Calkins) Moynihan, Michael made family wherever he went, and will be dearly missed by his extensive friends and family across the country.

Michael was truly one of a kind. Those that had the privilege of knowing him will have countless memories of his humor, intelligence, loyalty to those he loved, and his passion for adventure and good times. Michael was also a wealth of knowledge, having loved reading, writing and everything about history, he always had the answer when you needed it, and the answers you didn't need as well. His thirst for knowledge allowed him to excel at anything he applied his mind to, the latest venture being electrical engineering, with potential plans of pursuing a career in chemistry in the future as well.

Michael was someone who could truly light up the darkest room and lift the spirits of those around him. With unbounded loyalty to those he loved, Michael always carved out time to spend with friends, having been known to drop what he was doing for any adventure, big or small. Michael loved to travel and be outdoors, especially in New Hampshire, where he would camp and kayak with friends, drink exotic beers by the water and learn about the natural wildlife of the area. Most of all, Michael loved being with close friends and family, as anyone who could call Michael a friend knew they had a friend for life. Michael's family cannot thank those enough who donated so generously towards his final arrangements.

Michael is survived by his parents Kevin & Diane Moynihan; brother Joshua Moynihan, brother Steven Moynihan, Sister Steph Moynihan; brother Jason Lavalee; as well as a wide array of incredibly close friends.

A celebration of Michael's life will be held on Friday, January 17th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes, 243 Hanover St. Manchester NH.


Condolence & Memory Journal


I am so sorry for this heartbreaking lost. Michael was just such a sweet and warm young man. Diane, I know you were so very proud of him. I'm sending all my well wishes to you and your entire family in this difficult, difficult time. I know Grandma Bea sends her love in spirit and will send Michael her love too!

Posted by Suzanne Spreadbury - Somerville, MA - Family   January 16, 2020

My heart to you my dear sister and your family. My prayers are for you to find comfort, peace and hope during this difficult time. I will miss you my dear nephew. I love you, Uncle Marc

Posted by Marc Rogers - Peterborough, NH - family   January 15, 2020

I'm so heartbroken. I am going to miss you so much. You made me laugh in some of my darkest times. I truly wish I could have done the same for you. You truly were one of a kind. Please check in on me every once in awhile. Love ya mikey mo.

Posted by Jessica Colucci-Cook - Lynn, MA - Friend   January 14, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the Moynihan family. I am lucky enough to have great childhood memories of Michael and the Moynihan family. Michael will be greatly missed and forever loved.

Posted by Brittany Winnett - Minot, ND - Family Friend   January 14, 2020

Mikes laughter and comedy is what i remember best when he was around hanging at my home with my son Tommy and his friends. He was infectious and one to remember!!! A life taken too soon!! I know he touched my sons life as well as his other friends they hung around with, they were all goofballs!!! I know Mike will watch down on us and shine through the sky upon us!!! We will miss him as so many will. God bless his family in this very hard time, my heart aches for u. Marisa Chaloux

Posted by Marisa Chaloux - Inverness, FL - Friend   January 13, 2020

My heart is broken. Such a wonderful young man, I'm honored y a small part of his family/friend. He will always y missed and never forgotten . I'm so sorry of such a great loss.

Posted by Ginger - Haverhill, MA - Family   January 13, 2020

I'll miss you Mike, I love you brother.

Posted by Nicholas Truskowski - LONDONDERRY, NH - Family Friend   January 13, 2020

You were always a joy in class. Such contagious laughter. Making jokes. Making everyone smile. You will be missed.

Posted by Araina Goldsby - Derry, NH - Classmate   January 13, 2020

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I'll miss you Mike, I love you brother.