Mr. Michael David Harvey, of Altamonte Springs, FL and formerly of Waltham, passed away on December 13th in Altamonte Springs. He was 59 years old.
Michael was born on Sept. 23,1961 in Waltham, the son of the late Donald F. and Joan C. (Fienman) Harvey. He was raised in Waltham and was a 1979 Graduate of Waltham High School. He was the owner of Waltham Glass and Screen until he moved to Florida in 2000 where he raised his family. He worked in the hotel industry in Florida. Michael enjoyed time spent with his family and rooting for the Boston sports teams, especially the Patriots.
Besides his mother Joan, Michael is survived by his two daughters, Rose Eileen Harvey of Richmond, VA and Erin Marie Harvey of Apopka, FL; the mother of his daughters, Pamela Anne (Hood) Harvey also of Apopka, FL; his brothers, Mark (Wendy) Harvey of Jefferson, MA and Matthew Harvey of Waltham.
Family and friends will honor and remember Michael's life by gathering to visit at 9 a.m. on Monday, February 8th in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am. Burial will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery, Waltham.
Those who would like to view Michael's Funeral Mass may join via this link: https://my.gather.app/remember/michael-d-harvey on Monday, February 8th at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Michael's memory.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:
During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.
Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.
These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.
When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.
It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.
Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.
Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.
During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.