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Michael King, 44 of Essex Junction, died peacefully on Thursday, February 1st surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Montpelier, Vermont on August 9, 1973 when his father Donald, was teaching at Union Elementary School. When he was one his family returned to New Jersey where he lived in Chatham and Florham Park. He had very fond memories of traveling around town on his bicycle having wonderful adventures. He adored his grandfather, Dr. Charles Thomas King who was a loving inspiration to him throughout his life. His family returned to Montpelier when he was 11. He pursued vocational studies until he discovered Landmark College. Landmark was able to give him the tools he needed to achieve academically in great part to the generous scholarship from Jorge Arellano who was a mentor and guide to Michael. He then pursued his BS at Lyndon State College. Michael worked in the communications field then spent much of his adult life working in the insurance industry. His last and favorite job was working for Heritage Automotive as an estimator. When he was no longer able to work due to his disabling metastatic cancer he began volunteering for the 501st legion, dressing as an Imperial Gunner and volunteering for the Make a Wish Foundation and visiting children at the Vermont Children's Hospital. Michael was a very thoughtful man and loved helping others, he will be deeply missed by those who knew him. Michael is survived by his wife, Catherine and his son Lucas. He is also survived by his mother and father, Ellen and Don King of Gulfport, Florida, his inlaws whom he lovingly called Mom and Dad, Marsha and Mark Lang of Montpelier, Vermont. He is survived by his siblings: Charles Thomas King, II and his fiancee Annie Donnelly of Lake Worth Florida, Christopher and Josie Lang of Essex, Vermont, Robyn King and her companion Ryan Schauer of Las Vegas, Nevada and Elizabeth Lang and her fiance Ryan Mitofsky of Essex, Vermont. Michael is also survived by his niece and nephew, Zoe and Benjamin Lang of Essex, Vermont whom he loved very much. The family cannot express their gratefulness for the love and support of friends and co-workers who have cared and helped out along this journey. The family would like to thank: Seth Anderson, RN, Amy Fox, APRN and Dr. Dennis Sanders for their kindness and care over Michael's long illness. If you would like to do something in Michael's honor please consider donating to the Vermont Children's Hospital. There will be a mass celebrating Michael's life at Holy Family Church on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10:30am. Visiting hours for Michael will be on Sunday, February 4th from 1pm-4pm at the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.

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