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Michelle Denise Barnish

August 6, 1968 - December 22, 2020

Michelle Denise Barnish, age 52, of New Port Richey, FL, passed away on December 22, 2020. Michelle was born on August 6, 1968 to Patrick Sheridan and Denise Wildey in Royal Oak, MI. When she was in high school, her grandfather died, and she moved to Florida to be with her grandmother. Her nurturing spirit lead her into a career in teaching. She spent most of her adult years working in preschool education and childcare, most recently for Genesis.

Michelle adored her dogs: Scooter, Daisy, and Baby. She cherished her friends and family. She enjoyed yoga and was a voracious reader. Pink was her absolute favorite color, and she liked to have her “bling.” But it was her love for her job that tells you the most about her.

Michelle was a woman full of joy and life. She could bring up anyone’s day with a laugh just by being her. She was outgoing and friendly. She had a true light inside her that just radiated through her contagious smile. She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by all who had the privilege to know her.

Michelle is survived by her mother, Denise Sims (James Harris), and her father, Patrick Sheridan; her sister, Colleen Sheridan; her grandmother, Anita Wildey; her husband, Tim; her three sweet dogs; and countless more dear friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to this fund in Michelle’s memory.

Friends and family are invited to gather from 12pm to 2pm on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home. A celebration of Michelle’s wonderful life will follow at 2pm. Please be sure to wear pink!

If you cannot attend the service in person, here is a link to attend virtually: meet.google.com/pst-iroj-cdv

The stream will start around 1:30pm.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home

5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652

A time for friends and family to gather and share memories of Michelle.

Memorial Information

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm


Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home

5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652

This celebration of life will be available to stream online for those who cannot be in attendance.

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