70, of Cape Canaveral, FL., passed away on March 11, 2022 at Cape Canaveral Hospital after a brief illness. Michael was the beloved husband of Patricia Harvey; brother of Jan Gunter and her husband Jim of Folsom, Louisiana, and Fred and his wife Betty of Fort Worth, Texas; father of Lauren Newton and her husband Sanjay of Arlington, Brenda Mazzone and her husband Robert of Sarasota, Florida, and Dennis Bingham of Gloversville, NY; grandfather of Saila and Nikhil Newton; Brittany, Alexandra, and Erika Locke; and Meredith and Andrea Bingham.
Michael was raised in Somerville and graduated from Northeastern University and went on to earn double Masters Degrees in the education field. He lived for many years in Braintree and most notably worked at the Weymouth Youth Office, and his own co-owned printing company, Life Skills Education. Michael went on to live in Malden and found his love of teaching. He was a teacher for both the Somerville and Malden public school systems and truly enjoyed teaching mathematics. He retired in 2016 and he and Patricia relocated to Florida. Michael loved reading and learning, enjoying live music, riding his bicycle on the beach, seeing a rocket launch, and a good laugh. Husband, father, brother, teacher, one of the founding fathers of the Wood family – you are gone too soon and you will be loved, missed, and remembered.
If desired, donations can be made in Michael’s name to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. To do so, visit: https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html.