Warren Michael ‘Mike’ Ailes, 76

Jul 4, 2023

Warren Michael “Mike” Ailes of Mattapoisett died peacefully on July 2, 2023 at home. He was born in Pittsburg on April 20, 1947 to Jean Straub Ailes and Warren Ailes. He graduated from Brown University and got his MBA from Boston University.

Mike was a serial entrepreneur, IT consultant and 7th grade math teacher (which was his favorite job). Mike was married to his best friend, Melinda Lee Ailes, until a day before his 47th anniversary.

He had two daughters Linae Leavens (husband Rich) of Ouray, CO and Caroline Ailes who lived with him for the last 8 years. He had 3 absolutely perfect grandchildren, McKena, Mason and Michael, and 4 wonderful great grandchildren. Mike will always be remembered for his wit, his kindness and his all-consuming love of family. And for him, his family included sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, out-laws and friends that he chose, or chose him, like Anita Regan, her sisters and our hospice and care partners.

We can see him now doing the things he loved: playing cards, playing tennis, sailing, hanging at the beach, eating anything sweet and laughing, always laughing. Mike chose not to have a service, but we will be having a celebration of his life some time in the future.

Contributions may be made in his honor to Dana Farber Cancer Institute or Parkinson’s Disease Association.