Michael Fleming, 80, of Leicester died Jan. 25 at UMass Memorial Medical Center from cardiac arrest.
Michael was born in Worcester on June 24, 1940, attended St. Peter Marian High School, and received his master’s degree in history from Assumption University. For 37 years he taught at Hopkinton High School, retiring in 2004. During his teaching years, he conducted annual educational tours for the high school students, visiting the capital cities of England and Europe. Throughout his teaching years he also ran his landscaping company and decorated the church of Our Lady of the Angels, where he was a lifelong congregant, for the Christmas and Easter holy days.
Michael was the third son of the late Lawrence and Myrtle Fleming. He leaves a daughter, Jennifer Fleming, her husband, Mitja, and a grandson, Liam. He also is survived by three brothers, Lawrence of Shrewsbury, Richard and wife Anna of Auburn, and Timothy of Shrewsbury, as well as nephews, nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews and great-grandnephews. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Barbara M. Fleming, and two nephews, Joseph W. Fleming of Auburn and Jonathan D. Fleming of Worcester.
Services were held at Our Lady of the Angels Church in Worcester. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Grafton. Arrangements were in the care of Rice Funeral Home of Worcester. Donations in Michael’s memory may be made to Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main St., Worcester, MA 01603.