Michael A. Caggiano
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 PM & 7:00 - 9:00 PM
- Funeral Service:
Thursday March 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM
St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church
Shoreham, New York
Thursday March 26, 2015
Calverton National Cemetery
Calverton, New York
- Service Type: Public
Died: March 23, 2015
Michael Anthony Caggiano was born on June 20,1928 at Brooklyn Hospital to
Michael and Marie. He grew up in Queens with his older sister, Frances, where he
met his boyhood friends. He attended Jackson High School and went on to Samson
College for a year.
Michael was drafted and proudly served in the Korean
Conflict from 1950-1952. He served in the Army.
Upon his return, Michael
attended the Bulova School of Watchmaking . He owned a jewelry store for a short
time in Mineola. Although he gave up the store he continued to repair watches
for many years.
Michael worked for 23 years for Grumman Aerospace as an
instrument technician. He worked on planes such as the F14 and EAGB . He was
very pleased to have been a part of the LEM. His name was included on a document
with all those who helped work on this space vehicle . These names were
transported through space and sit on the moon today!
greatest accomplishment was marrying the love of his life, Eileen O'Rourke. They
were wed at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on April 23, 1955. He was a devoted
father.Together they raised six children: Ellen, Kevin, Nancy, Michael, Gerard
and Joan. They had twelve grandchildren: Nicole ,Danielle,Nancy, Heather, Paul,
Michael, John, Stefanie, Lisa, Cassandra, Daniel and Bridgette. They had thirteen
great-grandchildren: Lauryn , Joseph, Caleb, Andrew, Leigha ,Steven, Micheal,
Emalee, Katherine, Jeff, Jennifer, Logan and Sophia.
enjoyed spending time with Eileen and his family. He greatly enjoyed following
sports and was an avid Yankee fan.
Michael and Eileen were a rare example
of love and devotion. Their marriage of almost 60 years was a testament to their
partnership. Michael was a kind, sweet man with a subtle sense of humor and
gentle smile. He will be sorely missed but leaves behind a lifetime of joyful
memories that we will always carry in our hearts.