Michael Salvatore Sagliano, age 100, of Trumbull, passed away peacefully in his home on December 14, 2021. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Michael was the son of Italian immigrants from Caserta, Generoso Sagliano and Maria Giuseppa Piccirillo.
Michael grew up and attended school with his six brothers and sisters in the North End of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He married in 1943. As a young man, he was in the military service as a Navy Seabee during World War II (1943-45), was stationed in Hawaii, and then served in the Pacific in Saipan and Okinawa. After co-building his own home in Trumbull with his uncle, he resided there from 1949 to his passing. Prior to his retirement, he had worked professionally as a lather in the construction trade in Connecticut and New York for over 30 years.
Michael worked tirelessly to support his family and was a loving and devoted husband to his late wife, Mary, and a wonderful and caring father to his only son, Michael. He enjoyed gatherings with his brothers and sisters and their families and his friends, and spending time with his son, daughter-in-law, and grandsons. Throughout his life, he loved playing country western music on his mandolin, both with his brothers and solo, followed baseball, went bowling, took special care of his automobile in his leisure time, and engaged in home and property improvement projects. He was a parishioner at St. Theresa Church in Trumbull, Connecticut.
Michael was a kind, generous, and caring person to everyone he met and had a cheerful disposition; his smile was noted by all those around him.
Michael is survived by his son, Michael Joseph, and Julia, his daughter-in-law, residing in Mililani, Hawaii; his two grandsons, Bryan in Hawaii, and Christopher and his wife, Sawako, in Japan; Peter, brother, of Trumbull, Connecticut; Jean Koziel, sister, of West Haven, Connecticut; and many nephews and nieces. Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his grandson, Matthew; his brothers, Anthony, Frank, and Joseph; and his sister, Mary.
The family greatly appreciates his niece, Sharon Boucher, who provided years of caring of and indispensable assistance to Michael and his needs, his brother, Peter, and sister, Jean, who gave him love, companionship and help to Michael through the years, his niece Della for her love and care, his longtime friend and neighbor, Ketechia Jack-Robinson, for her companionship and caregiving, and caregivers, Rosa Rivera, Teresa Kilchen, Vanessa Ruiz and Alecia Stevens. They all helped him to live comfortably in his beloved home.
Friends, family and the public can attend a graveside service with full military honors that will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 1 pm at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull, Connecticut.