MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER KERNANDER

January 15, 2023

MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER KERNANDER

In honor of Michael,

the family would like everyone to come casually dressed and in sports related attire.

Michael Christopher Kernander – of Nashua, died peacefully, January 15th at the age of fifty-four. Devoted husband and best friend of Deirdre N. O’Mara. Cherished father of Brannon Kernander of Plainville, MA, and his treasured cats, Moxie and Lucy. Beloved son of Lois J. (Ferullo) Friedrich, her husband Ed of Loudon, NH and Carl Kernander, his wife Mary of Dover, NH. Dear brother of Heidi Marcotte, her husband Daniel of New Boston, William Bernan of Portsmouth, NH, Adam Kernander, his wife Erika of Dover, NH, Jaci Kjernander, her husband Ben Woellert of Dover, NH, Stephen Friedrich of VA, Jennifer Lawler, her husband Dwight Smith of IA, Joseph Friedrich, his wife Anneliese Detweiler of MN, Gregory Friedrich, his wife Angie Lawson of MN. Loving son-in-law of Thomas and Donna O’Mara of FL, and brother-in-law of Kathleen Craven, her husband Jake of TX. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 9-10:30 a.m., with a service to follow, Saturday, January 21st, in the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St. Woburn. Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, New England Chapter P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023 or The Jimmy fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.

Michael Christopher Kernander – of Nashua, died peacefully, January 15th at the age of fifty-four. He was the devoted husband and best friend of Deirdre N. O’Mara.

 Born and raised in Woburn, Mike was the beloved son of Lois J. (Ferullo) Friedrich, her husband Ed of Loudon, NH and Carl Kernander, his wife Mary of Dover, NH. He was a 1986 graduate of Woburn High School. While in high school, Mike excelled in baseball, which became a lifelong passion of his.

 For many years Mike worked as a Director of Sales for various hotels, most recently Candlewood Suites in Danvers. He was passionate about his work and made many lasting relationships throughout the years.

Mike’s greatest love, however, was his family. He loved and supported them and cherished the time together. He never missed an opportunity to cheer on his son at his soccer events and would talk proudly about Brannon’s accomplishments. He and his wife enjoyed taking road trips, taking in sports events, and following the weather together. They were each other’s best friends, and their love was endless. His loving, quirky, funny, and strong spirit will never be forgotten!

Besides his family, Mike’s greatest memories and joy came from sports. He was a sports fanatic and historian with an unending knowledge of statistics and random facts, his favorite being baseball though he enjoyed all sports. He would follow many minor and major league teams, and when visiting a town with a sports team, he would make it a point to catch a game, and most likely return home with a shirt or hat.

 In addition to his wife and parents, Mike is survived and will be deeply missed by his son, Brannon Kernander of Plainville, MA, and his spoiled cats, Moxie and Lucy. Dear brother of Heidi Marcotte, her husband Daniel of New Boston, William Bernan of Portsmouth, NH, Adam Kernander, his wife Erika of Dover, NH, Jaci Kjernander, her husband Ben Woellert of Dover, NH, Stephen Friedrich of VA, Jennifer Lawler, her husband Dwight Smith of IA, Joseph Friedrich, his wife Anneliese Detweiler of MN, Gregory Friedrich, his wife Angie Lawson of MN. Loving son-in-law of Thomas and Donna O’Mara of FL, and brother-in-law of Kathleen Craven, her husband Jake of TX. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects, and are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team attire, from 9-10:30 a.m., with a service to follow, Saturday, January 21st, in the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St. Woburn. Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, New England Chapter P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023 or The Jimmy fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 9-10:30 a.m., with a service to follow, Saturday, January 21st, in the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St. Woburn. Burial will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, New England Chapter P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023 or The Jimmy fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.

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  1. Christina Frack

    I had the pleasure to work with Mike for a couple of months in Danvers and he made me feel right at home. He was the true meaning of Hospitality and had a passion for what he did. He loved teaching others. If you wanted to know anything about sports especially baseball Mike was your go to guy. Mike will live on through all those he inspired and touched over the years. I will think of him every time I am at a baseball game or drinking a root beer.

  2. Paul McElhinney

    I first met Mike during high school. He was a great guy and a good friend. I will miss him greatly. Mike, may you rest in peace.

  3. So very, very sorry for your loss, Lois, Ed and all of Mike’s family and friends. I did not have the honor of knowing Mike, but clearly he was beloved and cherished by all who did.May his memory be a blessing as surely his life already was.

  4. Thanks for the crazy memories when we worked together. I’m praying for God
    to keep His arms around all of your loved ones until they can feel Peace again.
    Now you’re in the big league, playing for the big guy, so show ‘em what you’ve
    got Miky❤️

  5. I’m so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a fun work colleague and I’m sure he will be missed by many. Prayers to his family and friends.

  6. My deepest condolences from our family to yours! Mike was such an amazing guy who always spoke about his family first! I had the pleasure of working with him for many years in the hotel business outside of Boston. Being a New Yorker, I will always cherish our sports banter and his ability to shut me down with various stats. RIP Mike!

  7. RIP Mike I can’t believe this and I’ll never forget you playing baseball and my dad being your coach, thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time.
    Donna Miele & Sam Miele & Family

  8. Irene and Joe Simas

    Mike was a volunteer with the Blues for Veterans Association. He worked The Gate at the Library Park Blues Festival.

    A kind friendly man who will be missed.

    Peace to his family and friends.

    He will be missed.

  9. Kameryn McFadden

    Michael, I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting you in person, however, your spirit radiated throughout our sales calls and video chats. For the short time that I was an acquaintance of you, I learned a good bit about your love of sports, family and passion for life. You were always bringing energy and laughter to the team! I am certain a light like yours will be missed. Sending love and healing thoughts to your family.

  10. My most sincere condolences to his family. May God give you all peace and comfort during this time.

  11. Dan and Sharon Ferullo

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Michael, as you ascend to that great outfield in the sky.

  12. Stephanie Nutile - Tucker

    My Sympathy to the Kernander Family. I will always remember his great smile. He lit up a room.
    May peace be with you and find you in a better place.
    Stephanie Nutile-Tucker

  13. Sincerely sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. A good person will always be missed but never forgotten. i hope his memories will forever warm your hearts, and God give you comfort and hope. Acts 24:15; Mt.5:5

  14. Mike, you were and Angel on earth. Always brightened my day when I got to speak with you. Not sure who I can harass now for sales tips. Much love and prayers to the family left behind.

  15. I remember meeting Michael for the first time when his Mom brought him into our 2nd grade classroom after they just moved to Pine Street. From that day on we were buddies; either I was over his place or he was over my house. He was socially fearless, while I was kinda quiet, so on through high school we’d take my grandfather’s car to the Revere Beach boardwalk to walk around and meet girls and just socialize. I had no clue what to say and let Mike do the talking! Also some great memories of the 1979 Red Sox season!

  16. Mike was always ready to help people and was a positive force in sales and a friend to all. May his memory be a comfort to you.

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