Michael J. Kearns

  • Born: September 16, 1968
  • Died: November 16, 2019
  • Location: Rockland, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370

Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael J. Kearns of Rockland MA, 51 years old, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Michael was born September 16, 1968 in Boston, MA. Michael was an avid skydiver, on the ski team and enjoyed playing football. He graduated from Milton High School in 1987. Michael worked as a field service engineer for SemiLab USA and traveled the world. There's a reason why Mike was dubbed "The Godfather" as he always went above and beyond for his god children. Michael's life was nothing short of an adventure, filled with love and laughter, which he shared with his countless family and friends. Between skydiving and walking the Great Wall of China, he never ran out of memories to share with his loved ones when he returned from his trips. When Mike least expected it, he met the love of his life Sue & they continued to make unforgettable memories together in their new home with Ryan, Kaitlyn and their baby Andrew. Always the one to light up the room, Mike was quick with his jokes and stories that kept those around him entertained. Michael will be missed terribly by his family, friends and anyone else who was lucky enough to meet him whether it was here, or somewhere around the world. In Michael's memory, donations can be made in c/o Andrew Kearns Benefit Account at Rockland Trust at 288 Union Street in Rockland, MA 02370 or any branch location.

Michael is survived by his loving Wife, Susan Kearns (Crawford) of Rockland. Devoted father of Andrew Kearns, Ryan McCosker & Kaitlyn McCosker; Cherished son of, John "Jack" and Nancy (Peterson) Kearns and the late bm Eileen Patricia Kearns; Brother of, Jack and his wife Colleen Kearns of Easton, Steven and his wife Bridget Kearns of Quincy, Eileen and her husband Steve Friedland of Marshfield and Brenda and her husband Chris Green of Plymouth. Stepbrother of, Stephen, Charlie, Michael & Chris Peterson and families. Son-in law of Mary Crawford and the late William Crawford. Brother in law of Carolynn and Charlie Alexander and Michael Crawford.

Loving uncle of Julia Friedland, Michael Friedland and the late Kevin Friedland, Mackenzie Green, Kelsey Green, Bryan Kearns, Sean Kearns, Kyle Ploof, Bridget Ploof, Jackson Alexander & Mason Alexander. Michael was also a special member of the Wilkinson & McGettrick families.

The Kearns Family invites friends and loved ones to celebrate Michael's life in The Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St. Rockland on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday November 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM in The Saint Bridget's Church in Abington. Burial will follow in the St. Patrick's Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sorry to hear your news. My deepest sympathies for the loss of Michael.
John Healey

Posted by John Healey - Canton, MA   November 24, 2019

Posted by Peter J Sullivan    November 24, 2019

Susan. I'm so sorry for the loss that you and your family are experiencing. Mike was a great guy and I'm glad I knew him. I glad Christina knew him too. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Joseoh Murphy - Kingston, MA - Friend   November 21, 2019

Michael Darlin, Thank you for being my friend, a brother-in-law by proxy and all the times we laughed til we cried, I loved you dearly and will forever miss you!

Posted by Janet Mortell - Deltona, FL - Family   November 21, 2019

Our hearts are breaking. Michael was the best of the best. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with the Kearns family. We will miss you Michael xoxo

Posted by Mark, Jill, and Markie McDonough - Middleborough, MA - Family   November 21, 2019

The Carolan Family is devastated to hear this news about Michael. The Peterson and Kearns families are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

Posted by Susan, Kathy, Claire, and David Carolan - Milton, MA - Friend   November 21, 2019

I worked with Mike many years ago and have thought of him often. I will always remember his incredible kindness and love of adventure. My deepest condolences to his family.

Posted by Gretchen Alper - Clemson, SC - Friend   November 21, 2019

Please know the Kearns family is in my prayers. Sorry for your loss. I remember Mike growing up as I lived close by in Milton. Very good person. He is with the Lord.

Posted by Mark Farrell - Easton, MA - Neighbor   November 21, 2019

Susan, I am so sorry for your and your children's loss. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by sheila curran campbell - braintree, MA - Friend   November 20, 2019

Mike was one in a million. We shared so many adventures in Japan and Germany together while working for Philips. He will be missed. I look back on fond memories. My condolences to his wife and family.
May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand

Posted by Stuart Manning - Woodstock, VA - Friend   November 20, 2019


Mike has brought so much joy and laughter into our lives. He is a beautiful soul that will live on in our hearts forever. We have been truly blessed to have had him touch our lives in so many wonderful ways. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Jason & Heather (Shea) King - Boulder, CO - Friend   November 20, 2019

Sending prayers to all. I feel blessed to have called Mike a good friend over the years. He will be truly missed.

Posted by Jennifer Heeney - Quincy, MA - Friend   November 20, 2019

So sorry to hear about Michael's passing. Our deepest condolences to the Kearns family. I will miss running into Michael at some odd watering hole and having a good laugh. What a character and a gentleman! Cheers Lad and Rest In Peace. Keep an eye on us all God knows we need it!

The Ritchie Family, Milton

Posted by A friend   November 20, 2019

My deepest condolences to Mike's family: my thoughts and prayers are with you.
He was truly an amazing person.

Posted by Alexis Bondaz - San Francisco, CA - Coworker   November 20, 2019


Michael was a special person. Always smiling, forever an interesting conversation and a wonderful addition to the McGettrick clan. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Sue Elsmore - Braintree, MA   November 20, 2019

Eileen, so blessed to have you part of my life, your friendship is a gift. Thank you for sharing and trusting me to hear your thoughts and troubles, Michael was always a bright light in your life. You treasured him dearly.I am so sorry for his passing, May God comfort all of you and help you share wonderful memories of Michael with Andrew. Keeping you close in prayer.

Posted by Deborah Beary - Abington, MA - Friend   November 20, 2019

Prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Posted by Patricia Kelleher - Milton, MA - Friend   November 20, 2019

Sending prayers to the whole family...

Posted by Susan and Patrick Bagge - West Bridgewater, MA - Acquaintance   November 19, 2019

One of the good ones!!

Posted by Paul King - Quincy, MA - Friend   November 19, 2019

Was so sorry to hear this sad news. Michael was such a nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Posted by Bill Richards - Boston, MA   November 19, 2019

So many memories of raising hell (and mixing in some work) from San Francisco to the Far East. RIP my friend. We'll hoist a pint when I join you.

Posted by Bill Gately - Rockland, MA - Coworker   November 19, 2019

My condolences to his family. Mike was always fun to be around and always good for a laugh. I will miss his companionship which he gave so generously.
My life was better for having known him and I thank his family for sharing him with us.

Posted by Steven Hall - Quincy, MA - Friend   November 19, 2019


Sending you all healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so very sorry. Lucia & Dean Vanasse & Family

Posted by Lucia Vanasse - Abington, MA - Family Friend   November 19, 2019

I want to send my deepest condolences to the family mike will be missed greatly by all who knew him r.i.p.mike

Posted by Todd Howe - Marlboro, MA - Coworker   November 19, 2019


It is hard to believe Michael is gone. I attended elementary school with Mike at St. Agatha School. He was the nicest person. I don't think anyone has anything negative to say about him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in Peace!

Posted by Katie Sheehan O'Brien - Milton, MA - Classmate   November 19, 2019

Loved by so many, his loss will be felt by all of those who he loved and loved him. My thoughts and prayers go out to all.

Posted by Sean Clancy - Milton, MA - Friend   November 19, 2019

To the family of Michael Kearns, I am so sorry for your loss. No words seem appropriate. One Christmas not long ago, Michael won an item that I wanted to win at the Yankee Swap. The next year at Christmas, he handed me a wrapped gift. Inside, was the very item I had wanted from the previous Christmas. He said he was down sizing. So thoughtful. Sincerely, Cathy Yahiaoui

Posted by Catherine Yahiaoui - Randolph, MA - Family   November 19, 2019

We will forever cherish all the amazing memories of our time with you.... you filled all of our lives with so much love and joy.... will forever be missed... never forgotten!! We love you Michael... prayers to your entire family...

Posted by Kurt&Janice Steinberg - Marshfield, MA - Friend   November 19, 2019

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