Michael J. Gurney

May 13, 1954 - June 20, 2023

Michael J. Gurney, age 69, of Bear, DE, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 13, 1954, he was the son of the late Michael and Florence A. (Straszewski) Gurney. Michael worked as an associate at Lowe’s.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Maureen (Massetti) Gurney. He is survived by his loving Massetti family.

All services will be held privately.


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19 Condolences for Michael J. Gurney

  • Mike , man where do I begin. You always had a joke for somebody. Some were questionable but you had funny way of delivering it anyway.Thanks for all the good times we had , from the days at your auto shop, to working with us doing Plumbing, then asking me getting you started with Lowes some 25 years ago…We’ve had many,many laughs over the years. And I sincerely will miss the talks we had. I’m sure your hangin out with Maur , Mom, Pop , Memie and Brother Mike . Sorry bud but there’s no slots up there in heaven. Give ‘em all hug for me

  • I always enjoyed trading jokes with you. Most them we shouldn’t have been saying at work, but you have to find a way to stay sane, right? You were always helpful and kind, a pity that more people don’t share those traits. But your work here is done, rest easy my friend.

  • My deepest condolences to to Mike’s family. I loved working with Mike he was a very good friend and coworker. Mike always had jokes for everyone and was a very happy person and always came around to make sure I was alright and always told my my husband make sure you take good care of Linda cause I have the same illness as his wife. He will be deeply missed. God Bless you Mike! Your friend Linda Pantoja 😔

  • I’m going to miss you so much Mike! I’m going to miss telling you new jokes that made you laugh. Missing your jokes and telling me it’s never to late to call out. Work won’t be the same without you. My dad will enjoy your jokes up there. You’ll be truly missed.

  • Mike omg u were my absolute fav flirty old man in the world. Ur laugh was contagious and u kept us all laughing! U would get anything for me from receiving whenever I asked love u friend rest in paradise💕

  • My buddy for the 13 years I worked in Lowes
    He always wanted me to leave my husband ( he was kidding)
    I glad I. Gave him a big hug the last time I was there

  • Damn Mike I can’t believe you are gone, working with you the last 15 years has been a fun and crazy time. I honestly will miss the terrible jokes and you telling customers that I wanted to be a doctor lol. Rest easy brother.

  • Rest easy Mike. I will miss your jokes and you only calling me “N” because you couldn’t say my name. You were extremely kind and i’m glad i can say you were my buddy! 🕊️🤍

  • Mike was a funny man always had me laughing when I worked at Lowe’s may he RIP

  • Mike i was just on my way to show you how much i have grown. i’m soo sad . i learned a couple things about plumbing like you told me to . I took your skills and knowledge with me .we worked together at lowes for 2 years i miss your jokes 😢. until we meet again my friend…. Condolences to you and your family ❤️

  • I was Truly sadden by the news of Mike’s passing. I’ve only known him for a short time. We worked together at the Lowe’s store. He was Such a sweet kind man. Always had a joke to make me Laugh. Even had the Nerve to try to match make. He would tell the guys, Sharon Single. We would Laugh. My prayer is that God would Comfort and strengthen each one of your hearts. You truly have my Prayers and Condolences.
    With love ❤️ Mike
    Sharon Leonard

  • Words can’t express how much I’m going to miss you and your crazy jokes. There were times you would tell a customer one of your jokes and I’m standing there thinking god you’re going to get fired. Your response would be I don’t care. We had so much fun working together. You made some of those god awful days much easier to deal with. Lowe’s is not going to be the same without you. RIP my friend.

  • I can’t believe my buddy is gone. If I was having a bad day, he was always there with a joke or a hug. It was a pleasure to work with you for all those years.
    Rest in peace Mike.

  • Mike was a terrific example of what we all should be – caring, giving and willing to help another person. His never ending sense of humor kept life light and shouldn’t we all be willing to stop and smell the roses when they are in bloom. You will be missed my dear friend. We were better with you, but we will strive to carry on your light.

  • My deepest condolences, Mike was a good dude, worked with him for 12 years, the jokes, the laughs, sometimes deep conversations about life, see you on the other side brother.

  • We grew up together in Westview and considered Mickey to be my best friend. When he moved to Silview I would ride my bike to his house to visit. We both had auto repair businesses when we were older. I also remember going to the Massitti’s for Cub Scouts. I would always look for him whenever l went to Lowe’s. Going to miss you save me a spot.

  • Going to miss you man!!! I’ve known you for over 20 years when i first started working at Lowe’s and definitely left a huge impression on me with all of your jokes and trying to hook me up with every customer that would come to the desk! Was great to see you after leaving Lowe’s and then coming back to work at your store and dealing with you every day was always so helpful and was always willing to help each other out when needed. Rest easy man you have a lot of jokes to tell everyone upstairs now!!

  • You just couldn’t ask for a better next door neighbor. He’d always keep an eye on things for us when we were away, even bringing in the newspaper from the driveway so the house didn’t look vacant. He never expected anything in return and was always ready with a joke.
    We’ll miss you, Mike, as we still miss Maureen.
    Rest in peace, friend. You’ve earned it.

  • I really dont know where to start with this one,Uncle Mike I still cannot believe that you are gone,You brung light to many dark days,You made everyone smile and laugh. Youve also taught me so much in my life and im going to make you proud. Please watch over Me,Toni,Pop,And my mom RIP Uncle Mike i miss you nd love you so much ill never forget the memories we share