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HOULTON AND HAYNESVILLE - Michael John Ireland 66, passed away at his Haynesville residence Saturday, July 11, 2015. He was born July 18, 1948 in Houlton, the son of Leo L. and Florence (Hill) Ireland.

Michael served in the US Army, the National Guard and the Army Reserves for a total of 24 years. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. Michael served as a US Customs Officer in Forest City until his retirement July 31, 2007. He was a member of the Haynesville Baptist Church, the Houlton Lions Club and served two years on the Board of Budget Review. He was a Hospice of Aroostook volunteer. Michael loved hunting and fishing. He was a Civil War buff. Michael enjoyed spending time with his great nieces and nephews.

Michael is survived by his brother David Ireland and his wife Judy of Haynesville; niece Shona and her husband SMSgt. Nathan McNeely of Langley, Virginia and their daughter Meadow, niece Bridgette Ireland of Houlton and her children Skylar and Micah, nephew Jeremy Ireland of Littleton and his children Alexis and Jeremiah; special friends Doreen Humphrey, Mary Grant, Mary Smith, Janet Bates, Rick McGary and Charlene McGary. He was predeceased by his parents.

Friends may call at the Dunn Funeral Home Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12 noon to 1:00PM. A celebration of Michael's life will be held at 1:00PM Tuesday at the funeral home with Joan Sullivan officiating. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Michael's memory payable to Houlton Humane Society or Hospice of Aroostook c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com
Published on  July 13, 2015
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