Michael McGlynn

October 23, 1933 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 88)


McGLYNN, Michael, of East Greenwich, RI, and Killaneen, Ballinamore, County Leitrim, Ireland, 88, passed away on January 11, 2022. Michael was predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years, Marie (Dwyer) McGlynn. Michael leaves behind two sons: Kieran P. McGlynn and his wife Karen (Brannon) of Matunuck, and retired RISP Capt. Michael J. McGlynn and his wife Amanda (Lacey) of Wickford.

Michael was the proud Grandfather of five grandchildren: Caroline, Kieran, Declan, Gavin, and Sean McGlynn. He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Rosemary M. Dwyer of North Providence, and Barbara Dwyer of North Kingston, and brothers-in-law, Patrick J. Dwyer of Warwick and Donald T. Martin of Glastonbury, Connecticut, along with many nieces and nephews, in addition to his extended family and close friends in Ireland. He was also predeceased by his brothers-in-law, John (Sean) and Thomas L. Dwyer, and his sister-in-law, Kathleen (Dwyer) Martin.

Michael was born in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, the son of the late Terance and Lucy (Dolan) McGlynn.

Michael was an award-winning and well-known national salesman for Calor Kosangas in Ireland. In 1977, Michael and his family moved to the United States, where he continued his sales career with Galego Oil Company. He "retired" from Dupuis Energy in 2013 despite going to the office daily until March of 2020, when the world was put on pause.

Michael was a communicant at Our Lady of Mercy Church in East Greenwich and a former member of the Irish Ceilidhe Club in Cranston.  Michael was also a proud member of the Associates of the Rhode Island Troopers Association. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 9:00-10:00 am in the PRATA-GALLOGLY Funeral Home, 78 Providence, Street, West Warwick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Church, 65 Third Street, East Greenwich, to which relatives and friends are invited (FACE MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED).  Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.  In lieu of flowers, gifts in Michael's memory can be made to Children's Friend & Service, 153 Summer Street, Providence, RI 02903 or the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, P. O. Box 3102, Pawtucket, RI 02861. For directions and online condolences, please visit:

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January 18, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Prata-Gallogly Funeral Home
78 Providence Street
West Warwick, RI 02893

January 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Mercy Church
65 Third Street
East Greenwich, RI 02818

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January 18, 2022

12:30 PM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence


Children's Friend & Service
153 Summer Street, Providence RI 02903

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen
P.O. Box 3102, Pawtucket RI 02861

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