Michael John McNivens
Michael John McNivens
  • May 31, 1962 - August 19, 2016
  • Chester, Connecticut

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Michael J. McNivens (Micky), 54, of Chester, CT passed away August 19, 2016 after a long illness. He was born in Fort Dix, Browns Mills, NJ, the son of Elisabeth (Muellins) McNivens Ernst and the late James J. McNivens. He was a graduate of Old Saybrook High School class of 1980. He was also a Veteran of the US Air Force having been stationed in England. He worked as a pipe fitter/plumber for the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, a P-1 licensed plumber and for a few years was self-employed. He was a big NY Giants fan, loved his pets, gardening and cooking. He had a great sense of humor and a very big heart. He always thought of others before himself and always lent a helping hand to all.

He is survived by his daughters Elisabeth M. McNivens and Megan S. McNivens and their mother Linnet (Desnoyers) McNivens of Old Saybrook, his mother Elisabeth McNivens Ernst and her husband Edward Ernst of Waterford, his brother James C. McNivens and his son James C. McNivens Jr. of Elizabeth City, NC, his sister-in-law Virginia McNivens of Tierra Verde, FL., niece Anna McNivens of NJ, and niece Margaret McNivens and her husband Doug Mackenzie of MT. He also leaves behind his step-sister Judy Driscoll and her husband John and their children Sara, Kaitlynn, and Michael of West Hartford, step-brother David Ernst and his wife Beverly of NC and his daughter Ashley of Torrington, CT, and extended family in Germany. He is predeceased by his wife Sandra Kennell, brother Frank McNivens, and father James J. McNivens.

His family would like to thank the staff at Middlesex Hospice and his visiting nurses for their wonderful care.