Michael Joseph Torello, formerly of Branford, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2017, in Concord NC.
Mike was born in New Haven, on April 26, 1940 and lived in Branford until 1973. Through family and friends he stayed connected in Branford for his lifetime. He attended local
schools, graduated from Branford High School in 1958 and earned Associates Degree from Quinnipiac College. He was a veteran of the US Army. He had a successful career as a
Manufacturing Supervisor in Aerospace and Wire/Cable Industries.
Mike was the son of Viola Sansone and Anthony Torello. Ralph Biondello was an important part of his life as a parenting loving step-father.
Mike married Jeanne Lefebvre in 1964, sharing his life for 52 years. They moved to Cromwell, CT where they lived until retiring to Concord NC in 2008. Family was the center of Mikes life, starting with their daughters, Mary Mandeville (wife of John Mandeville) of Cromwell CT and Patricia Balboni (widow of Richard Balboni) of Manchester CT. They gave him the pride of his life, the seven grandchildren, Meygan, Amanda, and Jack Mandeville, and Stephanie, Kristen, Rachael and Andrew Balboni.
Mike leaves his wife, children, and grandchildren with many happy family memories. He also leaves his brother Patrick Biondello of Branford, several nieces and nephews and many cousins and extended family and friends.
Calling hours will be held on May 13, 2017, 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford, with burial following in St. Agnes Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.