Michael Patrick Gainor died October 5, 2022, He was born on July 1, 1988 to Michael S, Gainor and Nina Shawn Gainor.
Although born and raised in New Rochelle, NY, he had significant ties to Westerly, RI.
As a boy he was obsessed with animals, especially reptiles and dinosaurs. He gave Youth Tackle and Modified Football a shot (mostly from the sidelines and “5th Quarter} Roller Hockey, skateboarding, swimming, fishing and was an avid reader. Then he found the drums. The New Rochelle Haunted House and Halloween was his version of Community Service. He shared the love of the New York Islanders and the NY Jets with his father.
After graduating from New Rochelle HighSchool he worked for Samson Management from the age of 19 until his death.
Michael was known for his genuine good nature and one-of-a-kind sense of humor.
He is survived by both of his grandmothers, Bonnie R. Shawn (whom he named Gabby} of Westerly, RI and Carol Gainor (CaCa) of City Island, Bronx. Michael was predeceased by his Grandfathers Ronald G. Shawn, Robert L. Gainor, and cousin Travis G. Shawn.
Also survived by his sister, Tatum, his parents, aunts, uncles,cousins and an abundance of friends, including his best buddy of all, Petey,
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital or Friends of New Rochelle Parks.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday 10/11 from 4-8pm
A funeral Mass is scheduled for Wednesday 10/12 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church
Interment will be private