Michael P. “Mike” Temple

Michael P. Temple was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on June 25th, 1954 to Robert and Helen Temple. He flew off to heaven on March 3rd, 2023. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Bobby, sister Cathy McKinney, and niece Jill Temple. Mike is survived by his wife of 43 years Linda, children Michael and Kelly, her spouse Tanner Hall, sister Nancy Welch, nephews Paul Welch, Billy White, Jonathan Mckinney, niece Linda Marie Mitchum, and beloved dog Maggie. He served in the United States Air Force in Utapoa, Thailand, for three tours, Pease, NH, Goosebay Labrador, and Mather Airforce Base, CA. Mike was a proud Master Crew Chief on KC-135, and as a civil service member, he worked on F-4, F-111, A-10, and E-3. He received multiple awards during his dedicated 37-year career, with the highest achievement being the Award for Meritorious Civilian Service for outstanding performance, professional competence, and devotion to duty. Outside of being surrounded by family and friends, his favorite pastimes were following his home state’s sports teams: Boston Red Sox, Celtics, and New England Patriots, collecting sports memorabilia, his love of sharing music, and in retirement, bird watching. Mike will be sorely missed by everybody that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Services for Michael P. Temple will be held at Matthews Funeral Home on Thursday, March 9th at 10:00 AM with a burial at Memorial Park immediately following. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his favorite charities St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and ASPCA.

To watch the memorial video for Michael P. Temple, click the following link: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/CCGYNM59SRSXMQ26

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but are not able to.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.

10 thoughts on “Michael P. “Mike” Temple”

  1. Darla and Mark Hall

    To the Temple family – I am so very sorry for this unexpected loss. All of you are in our prayers and wishing you peace and comfort for the coming days. I know Mike will be missed more than we will ever know. Love you!

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Temple family at this difficult time!
    Dan and Karen O’Neill

  3. Denise Brouillette-Jacobson

    I would like to send Mike’s family heartfelt condolences. I knew him from high school and kept in touch with him through Facebook. Mike was very proud of his family and his career and didn’t hesitate to say so. You were fortunate to have such a loving husband and father in your lives; such a gentle soul. He will be missed.

    Thank you for sharing this with us.

  4. Joan powlics

    Condolences and payers to Nancy and Mike’s family from cousin Joan & Landry family

  5. Linda Berlinghof Landry

    I never got to meet my cousin, he sounded like a wonderful person. We were both in the Air Force, I wish we had crossed paths. Sorry for your loss. Nancy sending my love and hugs your way.

  6. Diane Laska Nixon BHS ‘72

    So very sorry for your loss. Although I didn’t know him well in high school, he was always such a nice guy. I was happy when he reconnected via social media…regarding our high school reunions. Best wishes and great memories to his entire family.

  7. Kathy L Cannon

    Linda, Kelly and Ian I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Watching the slideshow was a good reminder of the best of Mike and all the good times. If you need anything….

  8. Bill Vazquez

    Mike was, and always will be my best friend. I’m so proud to have had him in my life. You earned your wings long ago. I know that someday we’ll meet again.

  9. Condolences to all the Temple family. My fondest memory of Mike will be his sharing and giving away some very collectable sports memorabilia to a young boy, because as he said, “That’s what it’s all about”.

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