Michael Barry Dunwoody passed away at his home in Bradenton, Florida on June 13, 2020. Michael had spent the last few decades on the sunny west coast of Florida, first falling in love with Anna Maria Island, before moving to Bradenton Beach.
Michael was born on February 3, 1965 in Point Pleasant, NJ and spent most of his childhood in Voorhees, NJ, before moving to Cape May, NJ in 1979 as his family opened The Brass Bed Inn bed and breakfast. Mike graduated from Wildwood Catholic High School and started a career with National Associates insurance agency in Cape May.
In his younger days, Mike was known for his athletic and artistic abilities. He loved Cape May and spent his teenage summers selling funnel cakes and pizza just steps from the beach.
Michael was known for his generous heart, dry sense of humor, and always opening his home to family and friends. A serious car accident when he was 20 robbed him of the use of his right arm and set his life on a different course. Chronic pain caused him to seek a home in warmer climates, which is when he decided to move south.
Although he became a Floridian, Mike was a huge fan of Philadelphia sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles. Michael was also a dog lover and had several rescue pups over his lifetime.
Both of his parents passed before him: his mother Donna K. Dunwoody died in 2002 and his father, John F. Dunwoody passed in 2019. Michael is survived by his brother, John P. Dunwoody, John’s wife Susan (Souder) Dunwoody; His sister Mary “Kate” (Dunwoody) Patarcity, Kate’s husband Jason and their son Shane; Nephew Steven Dunwoody, Steve’s wife Aga and their son Jacob; Nephew Justin Dunwoody and Justin’s fiancée Nikki McKeown.
A service will be scheduled in the coming months, once the pandemic passes. In his memory, please consider a donation to the Bishop Animal Shelter S.P.C.A. of Manatee County.
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