Michael F. Cardillo Sr. 1953-2019
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Michael F. Cardillo, Sr., passed away unexpectedly on January 13, 2020. He was born on July 24, 1953 in Utica, a son of the late Felix Sr. and Madeline Parfitt Cardillo and was a 1969 graduate of Sauquoit Valley Central School. Mike also attended M.V.C.C. where he earned his degree in appliance repair.
On October 17, 1970 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Fondario in Historic St. John’s Church in Utica.
For over 30 years, Mike operated Cardillo’s Home Appliance Service, offering honest and dependable service to his many valued customers in the area.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed the times spent hunting, camping and cutting wood.
Mike was a dedicated family man who, more than anything, loved the times spent with his children, grandchildren and myriad of friends.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Liz, his son and daughter in law; Anthony and Michelle Cardillo, his adoring grandchildren; Michael F. Cardillo III, Bianca Cardillo and Anthony Cardillo Jr., his sister; Phyllis Yeagle, his daughter in law; Jean DeCicco, his sister in law; Diane Cardillo as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was predeceased by his son; Michael F. Cardillo, Jr. in 2008 and his brother; Felix S. Cardillo, Jr. in 2013.
Mike’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 17 at 9:30 at St. Patrick’s-St. Anthony’s Church, 3364 Oneida St. Chadwicks. Interment will be in Frankfort Hill Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4-7 at the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit.
Please consider donations in Mike’s name to the American Heart Association, (www.heart.org). Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.
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