Highland - Michael Angelo Barbagallo of Highland, NY was born August 2, 1930 in Corona, NY. He died January 10, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
Mike worked in the field engineering department at IBM in Poughkeepsie for 37 years. He was also a skilled carpenter by trade and enjoyed building and repairing things as well as painting and photography. He had a deep appreciation for nature and loved animals and the outdoors. For many years he served as an usher for St. Augustine's Parish in Highland. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and watching his three grandchildren grow. He will be remembered for his quick wit, and his determination and work ethic.
Mike was married for 58 years to Jennie Spadaro of Poughkeepsie. They spent their years surrounded by family and close friends.
In addition to his wife, Mike is survived by his daughter Alisa Leake and her husband Doug, his son Michael Barbagallo and wife Jennifer. He had three grandchildren, Michael, Dominique, and Nicholas.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Alzeheimer's Association of America, and Hospice Foundation Inc. 374 Violet Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Calling hours will be held on Monday January 14th 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm at the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. 38 Main St. Highland, NY 12528.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday January 15th 9:30am at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Highland.
Burial will follow in Union Cemetery of LLoyd in Highland.
For directions or to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.torsonememorial.com