J. Michael Cudahy, 60, formerly of Marion, MA, recently of Dingle, Ireland, died unexpectedly on October 24th. He leaves his wife, Carol Whitney Cudahy, and his sons, Nathaniel and William. Born in Chicago, IL, the son of Evelyn W. and the late William B. Cudahy of Palm Beach, FL, he was an alumnus of the Middlesex School and Rollins College. He received his MS in Journalism from Boston University. Michael lived a life of inquiry and intellect, kindness, respect, humor and wit. A loving husband and father and a supportive friend, Michael had a laidback personality and a winsome smile. He also had a great love for his country and deep affinity for Ireland, both its people and its heritage. Michael wanted the world to be a better place and tried to make it so through a rich and varied career as a writer, photographer, political consultant, bookstore owner, strategic communications advisor and business developer. Donations in Michael’s memory may be made to CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy), 223 W. Erie, Ste 2SW, Chicago, IL 60654, or Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785. Donations may also be made to Tipitina’s Foundation, online or 4040 Tulane Ave.,Ste 6000, New Orleans, LA 70119. A memorial service is being planned for the spring.