The photo was taken by Lucy in September, during her last visit. Michael slept much of the time then.
And, true to Michael, he managed to slip away just as Andrew was pulling into the parking lot yesterday. He always hated long good-byes.
As friend WAPjohn wrote, "As I sat in his room last Tuesday, it struck me that with his beard and its spot of grey...Michael never looked more Irish...I was in the company of an elfin prince."
Thank you to everyone who cared, called and visited, shared, donated to hospice care, loved and supported Michael through his life and last days. We will post information about the memorial service.