Andover and Billerica……..Michael Payne of Billerica, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 67. Born on November 11, 1954 in Malden, MA to the late Alfred and Eileen (Whittenberger) Payne, Michael was also the beloved brother of Michele O’Donnell and her husband John of Andover, Bruce Payne and his wife Susan of Billerica, as well as niece Caroline and nephews Zachary, Derek and Matthew.
Michael's life was full of fun adventures. He loved all sports and as such, his happiest memories were showing off his exceptional water skiing skills at his family's Lake Winnipesaukee home and hitting the slopes of Tuckerman Ravine with the happiest of smiles. He was deeply loved by his parents, brother, sister and extended family. Despite his traumatic brain injury caused by spinal meningitis at the age of 18, Michael will be remembered for his youthful, vivacious and positive attitude towards life.
Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Michael’s memory to Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, 30 Lyman Street, Suite 10, Westborough, MA 01581. Arrangements are by the Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA. To leave an online condolence, please visit Michael’s tribute page at www.dewhirstbolesfuneral.com.
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