Michael L. Drinkwine passed away surrounded by family on May 6th, 2023, in Springfield, Massachusetts at the age of 61. He was born on December 9th, 1961, in Springfield, Massachusetts to Robert and Vera Drinkwine. He was predeceased by his father, mother, brother David Drinkwine and son Michael Drinkwine Jr.
Mike was a hard working man who was family-oriented and always ready to help a neighbor. He was known to many as "Big Mike" and he loved making music and supporting local bands. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend.
Michael attended Putnam High School in Springfield. He went on to become a self employed heavy equipment mechanic and mastered many trades throughout his career.
Michael is survived by his wife, Lisa Drinkwine, daughter Amanda Drinkwine, son and daughter in law Patrick and Morgan Drinkwine, grandchildren Emma, Michael, Anastasia, Elliot and Vera, his sister Darlene Drinkwine, brother Robert Drinkwine Jr., and his beloved canine companion, Jake.
In lieu of flowers, please consider lending a helping hand to a friend or neighbor in need, making the world a kinder place.
Rest in peace Big Mike. You will be missed by many.