A celebration of the life for Salvatore (Sal) Migliorelli, 76, born –December 25, 1942 – will be held at Failla Memorial Home on Sunday, July 28, and a Funeral Mass at St Francis Church, Hoboken, on Monday, July 29. Sal was called home to his eternal Father on July 24, 2019, at Hackensack University Memorial Hospital, surrounded by loving family and friends. Sal was born in Hoboken where he lived and was raised, relocated to Secaucus in the 1970’s and more recently to Ridgewood, NJ.
Sal was one of two children born to the late Anthony and Barbara Migliorelli (nee DiMonde) and was always thoughts of as their best Christmas gift ever. Sal and was the beloved husband of Maryann (nee Trezza), having married on May 8, 1971.
Besides being survived by his loving and devoted wife Maryann, Sal is survived by his son, Anthony and his wife Vincenza (nee Cerciello), treasured and precious granddaughter Samantha, sister Linda and her husband Michael Repetti, brother-in-law John Trezza and his wife, Patricia, sister-in-law Lucille Trezza, along with countless family and friends, all of whom were blessed to know him. He was predeceased by his loving brother-in-law Thomas Trezza. We take this opportunity to acknowledge Sal’s dearest boyhood friend, Charles Tortorella who was more than a brother. He stood at his side for months during his medical challenges.
Sal graduated from AJ Demarest High School, attended Fordham School of Pharmacy, graduating in 1966. He proudly served in the US Army Infantry Division and was deployed to Vietnam where he saw combat. He was honorably discharged as a 2nd Lieutenant and was awarded the Bronze Star for his meritorious service in a combat zone.
Sal was a pharmacist at Albini Pharmacy since 1966 and took over ownership in the early 1970’s. He was devoted to his clients and due to his training, expertise and commitment was a valuable medical resource to the community. He will always be remembered as the “people’s” pharmacist.
Sal was an avid and active outdoorsman and his hobbies included boating, fishing, and hunting. He was an expert marksman and spent countless hours honing his skill at the gun range. He also enjoyed photograph, was an avid reader, and liked to cook. Sal was a longtime parishioner of St. Francis Church and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Ridgewood. Sal touched the lives of some many people with his smile, generosity and his love of life.
Family, friends and colleagues will gather to recall the legacy of a man who lived his life by serving others with compassion, integrity, and wisdom. Arrangements are by The Failla Memorial Home, 533 Willow Ave, Hoboken, New Jersey. Visitation is on Sunday, July 28 from 3PM – 9PM. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, July 29, 11AM at St. Francis Church, 308 Jefferson Street, Hoboken, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St Jude Children Research Hospital, the American Heart Association or Wounded Warrior Project.