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“Dear Joe, Our family would like to send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your father, a very nice person and who would help anyone if...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Dorothy Mangusi - New Haven, CT

“dear sal, i know steve sent my condolences to you when he saw you last night but i wanted to let you know that i was sorry i couldn't make it there...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: maria mirabella - north haven, CT

“I wish to extend my sincere condolences to my son-in-law Bernie, my daughter Cindy, my grandchildren Joe and Marissa, and Joe's wife Laurie, Sal,...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Betty Mitchell - Milford, CT

“After the wake, Tiffany and I shopped at Barnes and Noble. I saw the book The Italian American Experience in New Haven and picked it up. I opened...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Bruce and Tricia Raccio - CT

“Joe, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. With Love, Cookie (SML) ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Cookie LiPuma - East Haven, CT

“Bernie, I know your dad meant the world to you. Please know that you, Cindy, Marissa, Joe and your extended family are in our thoughts and prayers....Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Carole Swift - CT

“Dear Bernie and Family, I was saddened to hear of this loss of your dear father, Gary. I will miss his occasional visits to our office. Always...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Linda C. Jenkins - Prospect, CT

“We extend our deepest sympathy to the family. May the very happy memories you hold dear to your hearts give you strength at this difficult time. ...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Robert & Deborah Bourdoulous - CT

“I am truly saddened by your loss. Gary was a great friend, humanitarian and role model and will be truly missed. He lives on in all has has touched...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: John Barrett - Milford, CT

“Joe and family, Though I never met your dad, I don't know what I'd do without mine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We lost another...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Hatt - West Haven, CT

“Dear Sal, I had no idea that Gary was your father. On strikes with Vinny your father was Vinny's rock. He did so much for local 35 which is a...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Craig Grant - New Haven, CT

“We are sadden of your great loss. I remember the many VFW functions both he and my father, Henry, attended,including the Chicago trip where they both...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Michael & Adria Link - CT

“Dearest Garibaldi's, Both Joshua and my prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have so many memories growing up and spending holiday...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Thea Randall - NYC, NY

“may god bless the family. as a member of the vfw he was a very active member. he will be missed by all who new him. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: victor gherlone - myrtle beach, SC

“Joe and family, We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your father. What a gentleman he was, not to mention the outstanding...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Ernie, Louise and Gabriel Scrivani - CT


Salvatore "Gary" Garibaldi, 91, of 190 Wooster Street died at his home December 15, 2009. He was the husband of the late Mary Sansone Garibaldi. Gary was born in New Haven December 25, 1918 to the late Philip and Angelina Castellano Garibaldi. He worked at AC Gilbert Co. as a printer, as Material Control Manager at M&B Electronics and later retired from Yale University, Campus Police Dept. Security Division in 1992 after 27 years of service. Gary was a highly decorated veteran of WWII, serving with the 36th Infantry (Texas) Division. He received a battlefield commission and retired as a Captain. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purples Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster and two Arrow Heads for his participation in the Salerno, Italy and Southern France invasions. Gary was a member and Past Commander of AMVETS Post 16, VFW Post 320, American Legion Post 47 and DAV Chapter 31. While at Yale, he served as Chief negotiator and Vice-President of Federation of University Employees, Local 35 from 1973-1985. Gary was deeply involved in the Wooster Square community from his days as a young man playing ball to his later years as President of the Wooster Square Business and Professional Association, which was instrumental in helping to raise financial support to help pay for the installation of the Cherry Tree Archway that spans across Wooster Street. He was the President of the Wooster Square Old Timers' Reunion Committee, a member of the Wooster Square Historical Assocation Board of Directors, the New Haven Boys and Girls Club, Sons of Italy Lodge 37, the St. Andrew the Apostle Society and the Annex Seniors. In 1990 he was honored as the Grand Marshall of the Columbus Day Parade. He received numerous awards during his lifetime, one of them being the Gold Ring he received from the Boys and Girls Club in New Haven. Gary was the father of Bernard (Cindy), Salvatore (Lillian) and Joseph (Theresa) Garibaldi. Brother of Theresa Koscielecki and the late Louise Slubowski, Joseph, Bernard and Alberto Garibaldi. Grandfather of Joseph, Marissa, Joseph, Anthony, Matthew and Jeffrey. Also survived by his special friend Rose Frisketti. Funeral from the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 11 Wooster Pl. Saturday morning at 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael's Church at 10. Entombment with full military honors in All Saints Mausoleum. Visiting hours will be Friday from 4-8pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405 or the New Haven Boys and Girls Club 253 Columbus Ave. New Haven, CT 06519.

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