Michael was born in Worcester, MA to Daniel and Carol (Sloan) Conlin. He attended Assumption Prep and graduated from Williston Northampton School where he excelled at cross country and track. He attended UMass and pursued an avid study of Irish language at the Elms, in Ireland, and at schools and conferences throughout the northeast.
Many remember Michael for his work in scouting. He was scoutmaster for TR 110 in Westfield, and founded and led TR 210 in Southampton. He received the Silver Beaver award for his work creating and implementing the Chief Warner Jr. Leader Training program.
He was an owner of the Wintergreen Kennels in Southampton, steering the business through decades of growth and success.
His deepest love was for his family. Michael and his wife Judith (Miller) would have celebrated 40 years of marriage in October. His daughter Flannery Wiemer and her husband Kristopher are the parents of granddaughters Isabelle and Grace. His son Jared and wife Melissa (Partridge) are the parents of his granddaughter Gwyneth. Michael reveled in his role as “Seanathair” to the three girls and was proud to see his two children grow to be accomplished, successful adults. He actively shared a love and appreciation of the family land and its history.
He leaves his father Dan, and his sisters Lori Conlin Riley and Patricia Conlin Shreve and their families. He also leaves Kate Miller Carl, Elizabeth Miller Grasty, Louisa Miller Hoar, Bruce Douglas Miller and their families. His mother Carol, his brother John, and sister Kathleen Conlin Towle predeceased him. Numerous nieces and nephews knew that they could count on Uncle Michael for a listening ear and commonsense advice. Michael was a steadfast friend who inspired loyalty and challenged preconceptions, and he is missed.