Michael -Uliano-Obituary

Michael A. Uliano

Aberdeen, New Jersey


Pleasures of Shore and Stage
Michael A. Uliano, a broker for Cantor Fitzgerald, never changed much from the grinning 10- year-old boy who was profiled in 1969 by his Canton, Mass., paper for snagging a 20-pound bass off Cape Cod. That he had just recovered from a broken wrist only added to his reputation for athleticism.

For the next 32 years, relatives recall, Mr. Uliano returned often to the Cape to dig clams and test out fishing lures he fashioned from chenille and Krazy Glue. He rode the dunes in a 1973 Jeep whose grille he painted to look like a shark's mouth.

Work eventually brought Mr. Uliano to New York, and though he enjoyed being a broker for Cantor Fitzgerald, he really wanted to act. So much, said his sister, Martha King, that he even endured teasing as a student at Ithaca College when he took ballet lessons as a way to improve his football game and prepare for a possible theatrical career.

When he met Linda Buffa in Bay Ridge in 1993, she took note of his Boston accent. He ribbed her about her Noo Yawk habit of talking while chewing gum. They were married in 1996 in Las Vegas, with an Elvis impersonator giving away the bride.

Life had darker moments, too. In March, Ms. Buffa learned she had breast cancer. "Thank God, he was here for that," she said. Daily radiation treatments kept her from attending a ceremony in his honor in which the Canton high school retired the Number 10, which he wore as its quarterback.

Guest Book

Not sure what to say?

You would be proud.

Thinking of you..remembering you.....knowing your soul is in a better place.

Miss you Michael, another birthday celebrated in your memory! A walk on Fort Hill talking about you to anyone we pass, a meditative moment on the bench dedicated to you at Hemenway, many blue herons and a chirping cricket. They all remind be of you, your shining soul! We will never forget.

Never forget you Michael; your kindness and hilarity remain forever in my heart not just today, but always. You are forever missed and will not be forgotten.
Love to your family,
Janice MacDonald Rentel

Another year gone by. Miss and love you. Sister Shelly

Hi Mike. Celebrating your life has become
quite the tradition. You would be proud. Miss you daily. Brother E.J.