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Celebrating the life of
Michael Joseph Counihan
October 05, 1941 - February 15, 2017
Benedictine Class of 1961
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Rosary Service
  • 5:00pm - Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Visitation
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 10:00am - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
  • 7020 Concord Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 897-5156
  • Interment
  • - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • Catholic Cemetery
  • 1720 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-201-4075

I am sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with the whole family

Stella Hardman, Savannah, Ga

Dear Counihan Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you over Michael's loss. God bless you and look over all of you during this difficult time. Our hearts are with you. The Burr Family

Carole Burr, Savannah, GA

Condolences on your recent loss, you're all in our thoughts and prayers. With love,the Harris family.

Harris Family, Mableton, Ga

Dearest Brian, Jerry, Dennis, and the entire Counihan family, While Michael rests in the arms of the Angels, he leaves a tremendous hole in all our lives. Michael was my "baseball buddy". Years of playing in the Nativity league brought us together several times a week where we developed a wonderful friendship. Michael had a marvelous outlook on life, maximized by his resolve and determination. He will be missed by all. God Bless each of you as you celebrate the wonderful man known as your brother, uncle, and friend. Love, Jill

Jill Lepo-Wieniewitz, Savannah, Ga

Our family along with the whole community mourns in sympathy with you. Our hearts go out to you & your extended family. We pray that Michael soul be with God in Heaven and that the Holy Spirit may comfort you in this hour of terrible sorrow. Love You!

Pat, Rachel, Patrick & Parker All, Savannah, GA

Dennis: I am very sorry for your loss. We all will be saying special prayers for all of your family. With much love, Ellen

Ellen Norman Adams, Norman Park, GA

Our Prayers go out to the Counihan family .We send our condolences. God Bless Michael and his Family. Corrie and Geraldine Williams

Corrie Williams, Savannah, Ga,

Reading Mike's obituary is like reading a page from the litany of Savannah Irish. Rest in peace classmate.

Jimmy Hester, Charlotte, NC

May God have Michael in His Hands.

Mike and Laura Kenny, Savannah, Ga

Jerry, Dennis, Brian and Family, We are sad to read about Michael passing away. Our thought and prayers are with all of you. Love, Jackie and Charlie

Brown, Tybee Island/Metter, Ga

Jerry,Dennis,Brian our prayers are with you and family Richard & Cindy Byrd

Richard & Cynthia Byrd, Savannah, ga

Mike was a great person, who took life as it was given to him and he will be remembered.

Charlie Bunton, Phenix City, AL

Mike was a Benedictine man, and one of Savannah's great Irishmen. He will be missed.

Maurice Sheppard, Tybee Island, GA

SAVANNAH - Michael J. Counihan, born October 5, 1941 passed into eternal peace February 15, 2017.

Michael was born in Savannah, GA and grew up living at 713 Columbus Dr. in Savannah, GA. He began his catholic education at Cathedral Day School and continued at Nativity of Our Lord and Benedictine Military School, graduating with his beloved class of 1961.

He was preceded in death by his parents Michael J. and Sarah DeBorde Counihan. He is survived by brothers, Gerald P. Sr “Jerry” (Lisa), Dennis (Linda), and Brian (Helen); Nephews and Nieces, Michael, IV (Sherry), Gerald P. Jr “Jeremy” (Haley), Shannon (Nedal), Brian, Jr (Jackie), John, Dennis, Shaun Simmons (Thea), Joseph Simmons; and Great nephews and nieces, Braeden, Adri, Kinley, Cooper, Brian III and Brooke.

He was one of four boys born to Michael and Sarah and will forever be remembered by his devoted brothers Jerry, Dennis and Brian.

Michael enjoyed the Boy Scouts, coaching, fishing and especially being in the company of his family and friends.

Michael touched the lives of many people with his smile, generosity, loyalty and maintained his love for Benedictine Military School and the BC Class of 1961.

Pallbearers will be Michael Counihan, Gerald P. Counihan, Jr, Dennis Counihan, Brian Counihan, Jr, John Counihan, Shaun Simmons, Joseph Simmons, Michael Foran, Walter Crawford and Ashley Norris.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Benedictine Class of 1961.

A Rosary service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, followed by a visitation until 7:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 7020 Concord Rd, Wilmington Island, GA.

Interment will follow in Catholic Cemetery, Palmetto Section.

A reception will take place at the St. Peter the Apostle Parrish Center following the interment.

Remembrances: Memorial contributions may be made to Benedictine Military School in honor of Michael J. Counihan, Class of 1961.

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I am sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with the whole family

Stella Hardman, Savannah, Ga

Dear Counihan Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you over Michael's loss. God bless you and look over all of you during this difficult time. Our hearts are with you. The Burr Family

Carole Burr, Savannah, GA

Condolences on your recent loss, you're all in our thoughts and prayers. With love,the Harris family.

Harris Family, Mableton, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Pam & Jim Harris — Georgia

Dearest Brian, Jerry, Dennis, and the entire Counihan family, While Michael rests in the arms of the Angels, he leaves a tremendous hole in all our lives. Michael was my "baseball buddy". Years of playing in the Nativity league brought us together several times a week where we developed a wonderful friendship. Michael had a marvelous outlook on life, maximized by his resolve and determination. He will be missed by all. God Bless each of you as you celebrate the wonderful man known as your brother, uncle, and friend. Love, Jill

Jill Lepo-Wieniewitz, Savannah, Ga

Our family along with the whole community mourns in sympathy with you. Our hearts go out to you & your extended family. We pray that Michael soul be with God in Heaven and that the Holy Spirit may comfort you in this hour of terrible sorrow. Love You!

Pat, Rachel, Patrick & Parker All, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by CAROLYN EMERICK — District Of Columbia

Dennis: I am very sorry for your loss. We all will be saying special prayers for all of your family. With much love, Ellen

Ellen Norman Adams, Norman Park, GA

Our Prayers go out to the Counihan family .We send our condolences. God Bless Michael and his Family. Corrie and Geraldine Williams

Corrie Williams, Savannah, Ga,

Reading Mike's obituary is like reading a page from the litany of Savannah Irish. Rest in peace classmate.

Jimmy Hester, Charlotte, NC

May God have Michael in His Hands.

Mike and Laura Kenny, Savannah, Ga

Jerry, Dennis, Brian and Family, We are sad to read about Michael passing away. Our thought and prayers are with all of you. Love, Jackie and Charlie

Brown, Tybee Island/Metter, Ga

Jerry,Dennis,Brian our prayers are with you and family Richard & Cindy Byrd

Richard & Cynthia Byrd, Savannah, ga

Mike was a great person, who took life as it was given to him and he will be remembered.

Charlie Bunton, Phenix City, AL

Mike was a Benedictine man, and one of Savannah's great Irishmen. He will be missed.

Maurice Sheppard, Tybee Island, GA


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