LEEDS — Michael Joseph Copage, of Leeds, passed away on Oct. 28, 2021, at the age of 70, following a battle with cancer.

He was born Jan 3, 1951, in Hallowell to Pauline Copage and Leonard Chapman of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Mike was put into foster care at a young age. He was a Mi’kmaq Native American who loved nature and his heritage. Playing guitar, singing and fishing were a few of his hobbies.

Mike lived at an assisted living facility in Leeds with his beloved cat, Jennifer. He was a long-time member of the Fayette Baptist Church, and loved his church family.

He is survived by his daughter, Sarah, and husband, Anthony Mazzeo; his sons half-brotherx, Dennis Dodge Jr; grandchildren, Nikki Gagne, and partner, Chris Paradis, Cameron Gagne, Katelyn Gagne, and partner, Hunter Andrews, Sierra Frith, and fiancée, Alex McLean, and Destiny, and husband, Ty Dauphinee; great-grandchildren, Kobe and Kylee Paradis, Atlas Andrews, Christie Frith and Haisley McLean, Ty III, Alana, and Bennett Dauphinee; mother of his daughter, Sally Gilbert; and two half-sisters, Christine LoCascio and Carol Ann Flynn.

He was preceded by his parents; his son, James Dodge; his wife, Carolyn Cook Copage; his grandparents, Rufus and Caroline Copage; mother of his son, Bonnie Rae McLean Dodge; and half-brother Frank LoCascio.