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Michael Anthony Sanfilippo
January 19, 1920 – February 9, 2022
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Michael Anthony Sanfilippo, 102 years young passed away peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House on February 9, 2022, and was a resident of Manteca, CA. for the last 6 years living with his son, Charles Sanfilippo and daughter-in-law Barbara Sanfilippo.
   Micheal is preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Sanfilippo and sons, Michael Sanfilippo, Jr., Richard Sanfilippo, Joseph Sanfilippo, his daughter, Phyllis Marie Marckstadt and his beloved pet Snuggles.
   He is survived by his sons, Charles Sanfilippo, daughter in law Barbara Sanfilippo and Phillip Sanfilippo and his partner, Colleen Gleason, his grandchildren, Arron, Alex, Amanda, Andrea, Aubree, Alison, Megan, Toni and Courtney, his great grandchildren,
Noah, Payton, Payge, Brett plus five more living out of state. Michael is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as step-grandchildren, Dede and Chad, Richard and step great grandchildren, Kyle, Sierra, Michael, McKenna, Marcus and step great
great-grandson, Mika.
   Private funeral arrangements will be made at Deegan Funeral Chapels and his ashes will be buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Citrus Heights, Sacramento, Ca. next to his beloved wife, Jennie Sanfilippo during a private service.
   Michael was born in Quincy, Massachusetts to parents, Diego Sanfilippo and Philippa Vlilangu on January 19, 1920. Michael went to school in Quincy, Mass and graduated from Quincy High School on June 21, 1939. He married Jennie Figaratto on November 17, 1946 at St. Mary’s Church in Sacramento. They celebrated their 25th and 50th wedding anniversaries with many friends and family attending. They had six children born through their 56 years of marriage.
   Michael proudly served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945 and was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. Michael received numerous medals for the American Campaign and Asianic Pacific Campaign during WWII as a Chief Petty Officer.  He was a member of the Italian Dante Club of Sacramento for many years and enjoyed the long poker games after many member dinners. After the war, Michael spent time working with his father and brothers, Charles Sanfilippo & Sons Cement Contractors for many years. He went on to join the Cement Masons Union and moved the family to Woodlake, California to purchase an orange and lemon tree orchard where he continued to work on the ranch as well the cement masons union until his retirement.  He enjoyed his retirement taking the family on many vacations to Lake Tahoe and other destinations. He and his wife, Jennie enjoyed going to the casinos for a day of fun and games.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Wednesday, March 9, 2022