Michael J. Colleran
Michael J. Colleran
February 05, 1985 ‐ December 17, 2020
Michael J. Colleran, 35, passed away unexpectedly December 17th, 2020 from natural causes. He was born February 5, 1985 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Jack (deceased) and Cathy (Rosepal) Colleran. He attended Avon High School graduating in 2003 where he was a member of the drama club and marching band, playing in the drumline. His passion for the arts carried on throughout his whole life; graduating from Western Michigan University with a major in Theater and empathically playing the drums in several bands with close friends.
Michael was a fan in every sense of the word. His burning love for his favorite sports teams, the Pittsburg Penguins and all Cleveland sports was always on display either through his clothing or their championship memorabilia. He also was an avid collector of all things Metallica and his beloved Funko Pops. His overall love for pop-culture was one of his most enthusiastic qualities.
Michael’s life brightened when he met his best friend and future wife Nicola Phillips. Over the next 14 years the two became inseparable and married on November 2nd, 2019. Together they took loving care of their three fur-babies Kix, Robin and Iris.
Michael was a loving husband, a cherished son and an exceptional brother. He is survived by his wife Nicola. His parents, Cathy Colleran and stepdad Ron Cillian. His two younger brothers Sean (Chantel) and T.J. (Erin). Also, Nicola’s family who graciously welcomed Michael in as their own son; in-laws Ricky and Lucy, brothers-in-law Daniel (Katherine) and Matthew. Also loved by his many close friends.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Road, Westlake. Calling hours will be Monday from 3-7. The eulogy service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00a.m. at the funeral home followed by the burial at St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Berea Animal Rescue Friends foundation.