Samy Joseph Molgano, 89, husband of Marie (Papallo) Molgano, died on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Midstate Medical Center after a brief illness. Born in Stamford, Connecticut on January 8, 1929, he was the son of the late James Molgano and Mary (Celella) Molgano. He had resided in Meriden and spent winters in Jensen Beach, Florida for 25 years.
Mr. Molgano was employed by International Silver and the State of Connecticut. He was a proud veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Marines. He served in China for two years. Samy was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Besides his loving wife Marie, he is survived by his three daughters, Janice and her husband Barry Eichenauer, Deborah and her husband William Dudzik and Cynthia and her husband Dennis Craig; his son, Brian and his wife Tawn Molgano; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. He also leaves behind his brother, Louis and his wife Rita Molgano and his two sisters-in-law, Mary Lynn McDade and her husband William and Paula Molgano. Also left to cherish Samy’s memory are many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Frank, Michael, James, Richard and Amelio; his sisters, Kay, Josephine and Mary; his son-in-laws Robert Hazzan and Rev. John Papallo and his sister-in-law, Joan Papallo Grodzicki.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Campus, 109 Goodwill Ave, Meriden. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial with military honors will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St, Meriden, CT 06450 on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish or the Marines Toys for Tots drive. For drop off locations please visit toysfortots.org. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.jferryfh.com.
Dear Marie,Janice,Deb and families,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your husband/dad. May all your happy memories sustain you all during this difficult time.❤️
Veronica Gavagni - Friday December 14, 2018 via Condolence Message
Dear Debbie, Bill, Marie and family, My deepest sympathy to you all. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time. Wishing you and your family strength and peace. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Bonnie DiCioccio - Thursday December 13, 2018 via Condolence Message
Marie,Janice,Debbie and family, words can not express how much I enjoyed your dad. Although we only worked together a short time his personality and genuine love of life was contagious. He gave me the confidence to get on a mic at work and do a little advertising. I can't even imagine him without a smile on his face. He opened his home and his big heart to all. In our lifetime we will always meet that one person who stands out above many and your dad is my stand out. I'm sure others feel the same as myself. Bless you all and celebrate his beautiful Life
because you all helped make it beautiful,you were his biggest pride.
Wendy Manciagli - Thursday December 13, 2018 via Condolence Message
Sammy, If it wasn’t for you introducing Carol to me 52 years ago I never would of met the love of my life. Thank you and may you rest in peace, say hello to Lefty and Lena for me!
Ron & Carol Dionne
RONALD DIONNE - Thursday December 13, 2018 via Condolence Message
Dearest Deb, Bill, Katie, Mrs. Molgano and the whole family, My heartfelt sincere condolences in the loss of your dad, husband & Grandfather! To me Samy was a very gregarious, lovable and kind person.I will always remember him as a jovial happy man who made me laugh & smile. Love, Donna Marchetti
Donna Marchetti - Thursday December 13, 2018 via Condolence Message
Dear Deb and family.So sorry to hear of the loss of Samy.I have lots of great memories of Samy and Marie on Columbus Ave.You are all in my prayers.Love to you all Rennie
Irene and Kevin Chase - Tuesday December 11, 2018 via Condolence Message
Dear Debbie and family,
I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your Dad. My sister, Wendy Manciagli, has spoken of him with fondness , as they both wintered in Jensen Beach.
My sincere condolences to you all.
Tracey Stephan Koff
Tracey Stephan Koff - Tuesday December 11, 2018 via Condolence Message
In a reflection for Advent, this morning’s scriptural passage from Deuteronomy says what I pray that Aunt Marie and Cousins Janice, Debbie, Cindy, Brian and their families will find strength in all their days ahead… “It is the LORD who goes before you; He will be with you and will never fail you or forsake you. So do not fear or be dismayed.” I love you all… Michael
Michael Molgano - Tuesday December 11, 2018 via Condolence Message
My condolences to the whole Molgano family. Thinking when I first met Samy I must have been around 6/7 years old. My parents, Samy and Marie, Aunt Joan and Uncle Ted would start out at the house when going to the KofC dances/dinners.
As time passes Memories are what you will have always close to your heart.
David Grodzicki - Tuesday December 11, 2018 via Condolence Message
Dear Aunt Marie and family,
I was saddened to hear about Uncle Samy. He was such a loving man, and I I will always have so many fond memories of our time together. Love and prayers to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers always.
Love Angela Molgano
Angela Molgano - Monday December 10, 2018 via Condolence Message