In Memory of




Obituary for Michael Joseph Fike

MANCHESTER-Michael J. Fike, 74 of Manchester, Maine born July 29, 1949, passed away after a five month courageous battle with Leukemia on February 10, 2024 with his family at his side.

Mike was born and raised in the Bronx, then became a sailor in the Navy on USS Glennon. After he moved around, he settled down and made a home in Maine. Mike had a love for animals and met the love of his life, Paula, while managing the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. They were married July 8, 1978 and celebrated 45 years together, raising a family and enjoying life. They continued this love, fostering several animals along the way including a couple “failed fosters” whom they adopted.

Mike loved adventure and traveling with his wife and when asked to do anything, he would respond “I’m good to go!” Mike had a love of the outdoors and enjoyed camping, fishing, mountain bike riding, walking the dogs, and had a green thumb producing a bountiful harvest each fall “want to twist one up?”. He also loved reading several books at a time “every book takes my mind on vacation”, and going on a nightly sunset cruise in the mustang with Paula. Mike was always up for anything with his family and friends. Mike was quite the comedian, was full of wit and always had a crude joke ready to go. He was always willing to help people and had a creative solution with some redneck engineering.

Mike is survived by his beloved wife Paula; his son, Brandon Fike, his wife Jessica, and their children Samantha and Spencer; his daughter, Jessica Ruth, her husband Joe, and their daughter Jenna; his daughter, Melanie Clapp, her husband Otis, and their children Rachel, Em, and Katie; his son, Jordan Fike; his “adopted” daughter Kim Tran, her husband Aaron, and their children Olivia, Sophia, Meredith and Molly; his brother-in-law, Don Poulin and his wife Linda; his “brother” Chris Tran; his “failed fosters” Coco, Lacey and Georgie, the torts Betty and Fred; as well as many extended family members, friends and neighbors that he considered family.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday February 25th from 11:00am to 1:00pm with a memorial service to begin at 1pm at Plummer Funeral Home 16 Pleasant St. Augusta, ME 04330. A celebration of life cookout will be held in May, an announcement will be made at a later date for friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Kennebec Humane Society 168 Leighton Rd. Augusta, ME 04330.

From Mike; “Other than that Mrs. Kennedy, how did you like the parade?”