Enjoyed Florida and Cape Cod along with reading and music

REVERE — Michael L. Hooton, age 60, of Revere passed away suddenly on March 9.

Michael was the loving son of Joan F. Hooton and the late Henry S. Hooton of Melrose and the brother of Timothy Hooton and the brother-in-law of Deborah Hooton of Chelmsford.

Michael spent his childhood and teenage years in Melrose where he graduated with honors from Melrose High School, Class of 1982. He then matriculated to Boston College in Chestnut Hill where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated cum laude in 1986.

Michael worked as a Program Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the Department of Transportation, RMV Division. He was an avid reader, loved music and enjoyed visiting Florida and Cape Cod. Michael always enjoyed family gatherings, especially the annual party at West Brookfield.

Michael is survived by his mother Joan Hooton of Melrose; his brother Timothy Hooton and wife Deborah of Chelmsford; his nieces and nephews: Ashley McGarry, her husband Stephen and their daughter Lillie of Nashua, NH; Brett Hooton and his wife Alyssa of Winter Garden, FL; Matthew Hooton of Chelmsford; Kylie Hooton of Chelmsford; and his uncle Richard Hooton of Southlake, TX. Michael is also survived by many cousins; two very special cousins during Michael’s life are Christine and her husband Frank Tavano of Revere with whom he shared many cherished times and memories.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Michael’s memory to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Conservancy, 185 Kneeland St., Boston, MA 02111 or Rosekennedygreenway.org.