Mr. Michael D. LaSalata
“Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather”
Mr. Michael D. LaSalata, 93, of Oakville, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Waterbury Hospital. He was married to Constance “Jackie” (Puzzo) LaSalata for 65 years until her passing in 2006.
Mr. LaSalata was born in the Bronx, New York, on June 3, 1920, son of the late Anthony and Maria (Vucci) LaSalata. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Anaconda American Brass. He played softball for the Waterbury Bombers and coached American Legion baseball for both the Waterbury and Oakville teams. He loved to dance-he and his wife, Jackie, were always the first on the dance floor. He loved to sing and play the harmonica and entertained at any gathering. He had a very creative mind and loved to draw and paint and he enjoyed time spent with family and friends.
He leaves behind three children, a son, Michael LaSalata of New York City, two daughters, Laura (LaSalata) Bono and her husband Kal David of Palm Springs, California, and Linda (LaSalata) Budris and her husband Edward of Oakville, with whom he lived, two grandsons, Aaron Budris and his wife Lisa of East Berlin and Ryan Budris of Oakville. He also leaves a brother, Anthony LaSalata of Farmington and a step-brother, Frank Fazi of Waterbury and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by four brothers, Joseph, Daniel, Vito and Frank LaSalata and a sister, Laura (LaSalata) Romeo.
The family would like to thank Dr. Delucia and the entire staff of Pomeroy 5 at Waterbury Hospital and the VITAS Hospice Staff for the loving care and compassion shown to Michael and his family.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 30th at 2 pm at Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Connecticut. Calling hours will be held Saturday, 2 pm to 4 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to:
VITAS at Waterbury Hospital
64 Robbins St.
Waterbury, CT 06078