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“Nicole and Ryan, we offer our sincere condolences on the passing of Michael. He was a very kind and sincere person and I know he will be missed by...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Gail Martin - Wethersfield, CT

“I was fortunate to have Mr. McCausland as a teacher in 1981. What stood out most to me was his compassion for his students and for people in general...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Julie Viel - Newington, CT

“My deepest condolences from my family to yours!!! You were an excellent teacher, and mentor for HPHS students which i was one of them... You will...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Liliana Ortiz - CT

“MR MCcausland, always found a way to keep students up lifted. I was a teenage mother and Mike made it possible for me to bring my daughter Abby to...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy to the McCausland family. Back in the year 2000, I was a student teacher for Mike and the lessons he taught me remain to this day...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Bill Carey - Southington, CT

“May he Rest In Peace! ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Kim DePasquale - Cromwell, CT

“To the McCausland family, sorry for your loss I'm grateful to have worked with and known him. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a truly amazing person. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Della Bella - FL

“I feel blessed to have known and worked with Mike for many years at HPHS. He gave his all, both in the classroom and with his precious seniors. ...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Patricia Lerch - Rockport, MA

“Doug, Maureen and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Ed Bruegger & Kim Anderson - MA

“My sincerest condolences to Mr. McCausland's family & loved ones. I will always remember him for his energy & passion for teaching. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Salena Boston (Floyd) c/o 93 - FL

“Our sincere sympathies for your loss. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

“We are heartbroken and send our love to the family. Our thoughts and hearts are with you all. Mike, Ellen and Jillian Richard ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Ellen Richard - Millbury, MA

Michael T. McCausland, 60, of East Hartford/South Windsor, CT, peacefully passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born on April 10, 1957 in Worcester, MA, the son of Estelle (Poulin) Richard and the late Raymond H. McCausland Jr. Michael grew up in Medway, MA, and was a graduate of Medway High School with the Class of 1975. He went on to study at Central Connecticut State University where he graduated in 1980 earning his Bachelor’s degree in Education and thereafter his Master’s. Michael was a teacher at Hartford Public High School for 37 years and had just retired this year. He took pride in his work and gave everything for his students. He served for many years as a senior class advisor to many students. Michael was a lifelong, devoted, and passionate New England Patriots Fan and season ticket holder. He loved the outdoors, boating, fishing, and spending time around the campfire at Sebago Lake in Maine. Michael also volunteered countless hours with the YMCA in Middletown. A kind, caring, loving and devoted father, son, brother, companion, and friend he will be greatly missed. Along with his mother, Estelle Richard of Shrewsbury, MA, he leaves his son, Ryan McCausland of South Windsor; his companion Nicole Rankin of South Windsor; his siblings, Annette Clark of Milford, MA, Douglas McCausland and his wife Maureen of Millbury, MA, and Pamela McCausland of Millbury, MA; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. His family will receive friends on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 3-6:30pm, at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor; a funeral service will follow at 6:30pm in the funeral home. Burial will be private at the request of his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “HPHS Alumni Association” and can be mailed to c/o John Q. Gale, 363 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06106. A scholarship will be created in memory of Michael. Please visit us at for online condolences and guest book.