Michael J D'Arcy

Michael J D’Arcy

May 7 1937-June 22 2022

Michael D’Arcy passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 22nd, at the age of 85, in his home in Carlsbad, California.  

Michael raised a loving family in Yonkers NY and formerly lived in the Bronx and Yonkers for in excess of 30 years.  Michael hailed from Ballykeeffe, Kilmanagh, Co. Kilkenny.  

He was one of 7 children born to John and Catherine (nee Phelan) Darcy.  He immigrated to America in 1962.  He was always known as a hard worker and a proud Union man.  

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He worked for 15+ years on the Alaskan Pipeline, also The Sand Hogs, The Carpenters, and The Dockbuilders both in NYC and in San Francisco.  

He held many jobs including bartending and bouncer on both the East and West Coast in places such as Rosie O’Grady’s in NYC, The Wagon Wheel, The Beef and Ale House in the Bronx, and the Philmore West in San Francisco.

He married Margaret D’Arcy (nee Cummins) in 1971 and had 3 children Kathleen, John, and Johanna who all reside in NY.  

He married Ursula D’Arcy (nee Coyne and formerly Taylor) in 2000 and they spent many happy years together in Carlsbad, CA.  She cared for him tirelessly until the very end.  He loved Kilkenny and he loved hurling.  

As a young man he loved playing hurling and as he got older, he enjoyed tennis and golf. More recently, he loved to watch endless matches of his beloved Kilkenny Cats to pass his days.  

He had a love of travel but there was no place as special to him as the family farm back in Ballykeffe where he will spend his final resting days.  

He is survived by his wife Ursula, his first wife Margaret, and his three children Kathleen(Denis), John(Kim), Johanna(Graham), and 7 beloved grandchildren; Timothy, Margaret, Coleman, Lilly, Jack, Matthew and Miles.  

He is also survived by his sister Sally Stember of Oceanside, CA, brother Jim Darcy of Ballykeeffe, Sean Taylor, Bill Taylor, Steven Taylor and their families and many nieces and nephews all over the world.

He is predeceased by his sisters Kathleen (KK) and Ellen (Carlsbad) and his brothers Tom (Perth, AU) and Paddy (Melbourne, AU)  He was a man of great strength and great principle and will be very missed.

Rest In Peace XO