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Michael A. Pappagallo

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PAPPAGALLO, Michael A. Michael A. Pappagallo, 84, of Enfield, died peacefully on Sunday (January 6, 2008). Born on July 2, 1923, in Hartford, Michael was the son of the late Arthur Pappagallo and the late Eva J. (Dupont) Reeves. Michael had been a longtime resident of Enfield and was a communicant of Holy Family Church. Prior to his retirement Michael was employed as a process planner for Pratt and Whitney for over 35 years. Michael proudly served his country in the 3701st Army Air Force Base Unit as a Sergeant during World War II and was a recipient of the American Theatre Campaign Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. He received his personal aviation license following his military service. Michael was a member of AMVETS Post #18, life member of the D.A.V. Chapter 52 and a member of the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks. In his leisure time he enjoyed spending many hours with his grandsons and building model airplanes and trains. A loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Pasqua "Pat" (Santa Croce) Pappagallo, having just celebrated their wedding anniversary on January 2, 2008; his daughters, Doreen Malinoski and her husband William of Enfield and Lynn Carrasquillo and her husband Flor "Junior" of Enfield; his brother, Theodore Pappagallo and his wife Judith of Norwich; his sisters-in-law, Leona "Lee" Pappagallo and Jeannette Pappagallo; his four grandsons, Matthew Malinoski and his wife Sherri, Sgt. Jeffrey Malinoski, Albert Carrasquillo and Daniel Carrasquillo. Michael was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Arthur and Alfred and his sister Theodora. Family and friends will gather on Thursday, January 10, by 9 a.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels for a procession to Holy Family Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., followed by burial with Military Honors in St. Adalbert Cemetery. Michael's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, January 9, from 4-7 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road. Memorial donations may be made to Enfield Community Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 1249, Enfield, CT 06083. For directions or to extend an online expression of sympathy, please visit: www.leetestevens.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 8, 2008
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