Lieutenant Commander Michael A. Cariglia, US Navy Retired, passed away peacefully at home on September 27th surrounded by his loving family and caregivers.
Michael was born October 9, 1930 in Warren, Rhode Island, the son of Michael and Idanella (Barba) Cariglia.
He attended LaSalle Academy (Class of 1948) and Holy Cross College (Class of 1952). At Holy Cross Mike was a member of the 1952 College World Series Baseball Championship Team, the only team from the Northeast ever to accomplish this feat.
Mike was signed by the Boston Braves in 1952 although he went on to serve his country as a Naval officer during the Korean War.
Mike was a successful businessman, owning Wire and Cable businesses since 1972.
Mike continued to be a dedicated sports enthusiast and enjoyed following the Red Sox and any and all Holy Cross and University of Connecticut teams, especially golf.
Mike was an avid golfer, often shooting below his age! He accomplished an hole-in-one on Jonathan’s Landing Golf Course, Jupiter, Florida, where he lived for more than 30 years. Mike had a summer home on the New Seabury golf course in Mashpee Massachusetts for 30 plus years as well.
Most recently he and his wife of 67 years Joan (Fredenburg) resided in Mansfield, close to their children.
Mike is survived by his wife Joan, his daughter Lisa and her husband Greg Young of Storrs, his son Greg of Mansfield, his grandson Michael of Brooklyn NY, his daughter in law Judy of Columbia. Michael was predeceased by his son M Jeffrey Cariglia in 1997.
Michael also leaves his business partner Carl Beyor, best friends Tony and Jeanne Morascini and many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
There are no services at this time Those wishing to remember and honor Mike can do so by making a contribution to the M.Jeffrey Cariglia Memorial Golf Scholarship at the University of Connecticut. Checks should be made out to the UConn Foundation with M.Jeffrey Cariglia Golf Scholarship in the memo and mailed to Husky Athletic Fund, 211 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT 06269 or to Disabled American Veterans @ dav.org. Mike was always a kind and generous man, supporting many charities and these are two of his favorites.
The family wishes to thank The Windham Hospital Emergency Department, Shea East and staff, Hartford HealthCare Hospice, adopted daughter Sara Brisson and Royal Home Care for their support and care.
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