Michael John Feeney

  • Died: October 13, 2020
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael John, of Philadelphia, passed away on October 13th at the age of 78. He was the beloved husband of Mary "Myra" (nee Connell); devoted father of Michael (Silvia), Daniel (Theresa), Shawn (Jennifer), Martin (Christine), and Mary; loving grandfather of Ashlynne (Mike), Brianna (Derek), Emmaleigh, Aleks, Katie, Farrell, Jessica, Kayla, Colin, Elizabeth, Ariana, Tommy, and Isabella; loving great grandfather of Michael, Danny, Anna, and William; and cherished brother of the late Catherine "Honey", Monica "Connie", Patrick "Buddy", and Peter.

Michael was a steadfast member of AA, who devoted much time and energy to help those who struggled with addiction. He was just as devoted to and passionate about his family, there for them any time, and always with generosity and love. Michael proudly served his country as a Marine in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed an intense game of pinochle, finishing his crosswords in pen only and baking his famous soda breads for his many avid food fans. You could also find - or better yet hear him - in front of the TV for the Eagles games – and during all these activities he had his wife right by his side. He had a deep love and newfound patience for his grandchildren, and leaves behind a legacy of strength, humility and love of service. One of the great ones truly earned his spot – stay cozy, dad.

Family and friends are invited to Michael's Life Celebration on Monday, October 19th, from 6 – 9 PM, at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154, and again on Tuesday, October 20th, from 9:15 – 10 AM, at Christ the King Church, 3252 Chesterfield Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114. Mass will begin at 10 A. Interment services will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Michael's name to Christ the King Church.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry...... Mike was such a big impact on the young me, I've carried those values with me throughout my life. I wish I could have been there to see him off. Such a wonderful person, who stuck to his convictions always. Always funny. Loved to razz him about the Eagles, lol. Mike had a great impact on me, I've always considered him n Myra as parents, and Michael, Shawn, Mary n Marty as my family as well. I was stationed with Dan, one of my best friends. Mike used to crack on Dan n myself, always had a joke to tell, or something funny to point out..... I was in the service, and in decent shape. Mike orchestrated a full contact football game at a park near his house, IN THE SNOW. He was the perma-QB for both sides, it was great fun, but MAN, I could Not walk for a week after that!
Mike was fun, also very compassionate, as he was in AA for most of his life, and was a mentor for many many people. I just have a enormous amount of respect and love for Mike. I'm just floored that he's gone, but he lives a good life, his way, and did it well. And I'm thankful for the time I got to spend with him.
Time to take it easy, Mike, you've earned your wings. I'm sure the many of family and friends you've impacted will miss you, but be happy to know you're in Heaven with the Lord of God. Godspeed Mike, and my condolences to the Feeney family. MY family.
All our love...... Andy n Deanna Laguna

Posted by Andrew Laguna - Mammoth, AZ - Family Friend   October 20, 2020

He was a generous and sweet man and will be missed by all who knew him.
His loving neighbors Maria And Joe McCabe

Posted by Maria McCabe - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   October 20, 2020

Myra ,Michael, Danny,Mary,Shawn,Martin, Mike was always there for me in times of need in my aa years.July29 1976 It was a great 44 years of being his friend.Taking me to my first meeting to just being a phone call away for help and guidance.A true friend.I will miss his advice ,laughter and soda bread My Only regret is mike never took me for a ride on his motorcycle.My deepest condolences to the Feeny family. Now it is his time to see Lady Jane and Martin in heaven.God bless. Jack Mc and family

Posted by Jack Mc - Philadelphia, PA - Family Friend   October 19, 2020

Mike , told his story when I was in rehab in August 1985 . I called him the day I was discharged and he came that night with 2 other AA guys and took me to my first meeting at KISS group on Allegheny Ave . I've been sober ever since and I have Mike to thank for getting me started in AA . God bless Myra and family . Mike told me prayer of St Frances page 99 in the 12 and 12 . Never forget and eternally grateful . Semper Fi

Posted by Jim Holt - RioGrande, NJ - Friend   October 18, 2020

Sorry for your loss. God Bless You.
Frank@Rosemarie Dyson

Posted by Frank@Rosemarie Dyson - Willowgrove, PA - Friend   October 18, 2020

So sorry for your great loss, Myra and family. Mike will be missed..

Posted by Nancy and Tom Hughes - Haddon Hgts, NJ - Friend   October 17, 2020


Our deepest sympathy to the family; he will be missed. We think of him with happy hearts every time we make Irish Soda Bread. Hugs & strength to you all during these sad days ahead.

Posted by Chris & Francis Lightheart - MD - Family   October 15, 2020

So sorry to hear about Mike's passing... my condolences for the family. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all!

Posted by MaryJane Bunner - Port Richey, FL - Family Friend   October 15, 2020

Myra, Mary and family, we send our Love, prayers and condolences to you and yourfamily, may God Bless you at this time
Love Judy and Dave Toth

Posted by Judy Toth - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   October 15, 2020

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