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Michelle M. MacLaren

September 30, 1968 — January 15, 2024

Hudson, MA

Michelle Marie MacLaren, of Hudson, MA, 55, passed away at home in peace on Monday,  January 15, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. 

Michelle is survived by her mother Diana (Suddy) MacLaren of Hudson, MA., and predeceased  by her father, Herbert “Buster” MacLaren. 

She is also survived by the love of her life and soulmate, Daniel Kelley of Marlborough, MA, her  two sisters, Amy Peterson of Berlin, MA, and Judy Congdon and her husband, Jeffrey  Congdon, of Hudson, MA. She is predeceased by her brother-in-law, Amy’s husband, Timmy Peterson.  

Additionally, she leaves behind her nieces and nephews, who she always treated like her own  children; Ashley, Maxine, Richard, Katelyn, Benjamin, Lila, and Owen, and her great nieces and  nephew Peyton, Jackson, and Brooklynn. 

Ashley (Felice) Pierce, Michelle’s first beloved niece, was by her side every step of the journey  toward reuniting her with her father in heaven. 

Michelle was born on September 30, 1968 and a lifelong resident of Hudson, MA. She  graduated from Learning Prep School in Newton, MA in 1988, where she met her soulmate. 

While Michelle was born into this world with disabilities, she never allowed them to limit her. In  fact, she taught us all so many lessons in her short time on this earth. She went through every  minute of her life unselfishly, never wanting to be an inconvenience to anyone, even up to\ her last breath. Her words of wisdom would hit you to the core, mostly because she was right. 

In Michelle’s earlier years, you would find her walking through town, miles upon miles, walking  her treasured Scottish Terrier, Lochy. In the summer months you could find her lounging by the  pool, bronzing her perfect complexion. She had an affinity for her skin care routine, but loved to put makeup on and feel like a princess. What she didn’t realize is that no amount of makeup  could make her anymore beautiful. She was absolutely perfect just the way she was. 

When her sisters would wake in the morning, they’d find Michelle already facing the day and  exercising in front of the television to episodes of Getting Fit with Denise Austin. She would  then switch stations and her eyes would be glued to her soap operas. All My Children was her absolute favorite. 

Michelle knew absolutely every detail into the lives of Donny and Marie Osmond. She knew all  of their songs and even their dance moves. Princess Diana of Wales was her runner up  favorite. 

Michelle’s love had no limits. Her family was her world. Her nieces and nephews made her  heart overflow with joy and happiness every time she saw them. She never forgot a birthday,  an anniversary, and at Christmas every single member of the family were showered with way  too many gifts. She didn’t even forget one single pet. They got their favorite treats and toys as  well. 

While her love was limitless, no one could hold a candle to the amount of love she had for  Danny. They were kismet; fated to be together. If she went anywhere, Danny was by her side.  Even during her last breath, he held her hand with all the love in his heart, and with the  devotion he’s shown her in their lifetime together. Anyone who met Michelle became a better person after. That’s just how much her personality affected you. She was simply magnetic and magnificent. Her smile was contagious, her  childlike innocence made her ever so endearing, and the lens in how she saw this world is a  trait we should all emulate. 

Michelle was love and light. The world just lost a little more love and the world is a little darker. 

Relatives and friends are invited to a period of calling hours from 2pm-4pm on Sunday, January  21, 2024 at Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA. A Christian burial  will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 12:30pm at St. Michael Parish, 21 Manning Street, Hudson, MA; followed by interment at Forestvale Cemetery in Hudson, MA. 

The family has invited all to a celebration of life at Marlboro Fish and Game Association, 1  Muddy Lane, Marlborough, MA following the cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s  Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or through their website at  stjude.org. You can also make donations to Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury, MA through their website at buddydoghs.org

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Sunday, January 21, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home

50 Central St., Hudson, MA 01749

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Monday, January 22, 2024

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Monday, January 22, 2024

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