Michael D. Mongillo, 44, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Charlene (Pytel) Mongillo.
Mike was born on Jan. 29, 1973, the son of Evo and Tonia (Marenna) Mongillo. He graduated from Southington High School and went on to graduate from Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. He worked in the insurance and service industry. Most recently he worked for RGS Solar Energy in Bloomfield.
In 2010, Michael was fortunate to receive the gift of life from a heart transplant donor who gave him seven and a half wonderful and precious years. Michael was a humbled soul who loved life. He enjoyed being with family and his many friends. His hobbies included collecting/ buying guns, going to the gun range, working on his Jeep and traveling with his wife.
In addition to his wife, Charlene, and parents of Southington, he is survived by maternal grandparents, Peter and Jennie Marenna; mother and father-in-law, Ray and Carolyn Pytel; brother and sister-in-law, Ryan and Bea Pytel; nephew, Madison; and niece, Skyler; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He also left behind his furry companion and pal, Cooper.
He was predeceased by grandmothers, Sophie Mongillo and Mary Rosinski.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the surgeon, doctors and nurses at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston for the special care given to Michael for the last 10 years.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 12, at 9:15 a.m. from the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. to St. Thomas Church at 10 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m.
For online condolences and directions, visit www.dellavecchiafh.com .