Michael's Story

PORTLAND - Michael R. Tibbetts, 48 of Portland died of a sudden cardiac event on November 13, 2015 in Portland.

He was born in Norwood, MA on February 18, 1967 the son of the late Robert Edward and Eleanor Mary (Haley) Tibbetts.

Michael attended Calais High School and the University of Maine at Machias.

All who knew Mike appreciated his intelligence, quick wit and his passion for history and debating politics. He was a devoted father to his son, Wally. He never missed any of his sons sporting events. They attended many Sea Dogs and Red Claw games and traveled to Boston to support the Red Sox and Celtics. He and his son, Wally, also shared a love of superheroes. Batman was his alter ego. One Halloween, Mike dressed as Batman and Wally as Robin. Both Mike and Wally enjoyed spending time with the newest addition to the family, their dog, Ace.

Music has always been a central part of Mike's life. He began deejaying as a teenager at WQDY in Calais and continued his career at various radio stations from Houlton to Portland. He also worked in the Telecom business.

Mike is survived by his son, Wally Tibbetts of Portland, sisters, Lisa Tibbetts of Portland and Michelle Tibbetts of Bath. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Avenue, Portland on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Walter Tibbetts College Fund, C/O LeBlanc and Young PA, PO BOX 7950, Portland, ME 04112-7950.

Arrangements by A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, Portland.

For online condolences, please visit our website at www.athutchins.com.
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