Obituary: Salvatore R. Morganti, 96, of Wallingford

WALLINGFORD, CT - (From Wallingford Funeral Home) Salvatore R. Morganti, 96, of Wallingford, died Friday, January 22, 2021 at home. He was the beloved husband of 70 years of the late Frances B. (Dembiczak) Morganti.

Sal was born in Wallingford, June 7, 1924, a son of the late Diego and Giovania (Lombrutto) Morganti. He was a lifelong Wallingford resident.

He graduated from Lyman Hall H.S. and Stone College of New Haven, going on to retire from American Cyanamid where he was employed for nearly 30 years in the Accounting Department.

A devout Catholic, Sal served as an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister of the Holy Eucharist for over 40 years at Most Holy Trinity Parish where he also was a member and President of the Parish Council and a volunteer member of the Holy Eucharistic Ministry Team which serviced MidState Medical Center.

In recognition of his service to his parish, Sal was presented the St. Joseph Medal of Appreciation by Archbishop Henry Mansell. Sal was very active in the Wallingford Democratic Town Committee and strived to better the community by serving on various boards and committees.

He was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran in World War II having served on B-24 Bombers and in Operation Carpetbaggers in the 8th Air Force during the European Theater of Operations.

He is survived by his son, Richard Morganti of Myrtle Beach, SC; his brother, Angelo Morganti and his wife Christiane of Wallingford; his beloved grandchildren, Michael Morganti of Cheshire, Lauren Connelly and her husband Christopher of Fairfield, Michael Myslak and wife Alyssa, and Allison Myslak, all of Kensington; his great grandsons, Maxton, Bryden and Kaden Connelly, and Luke and Eli Myslak; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Sal was predeceased by his daughter, Marilynn (Morganti) Rivest; his siblings, Charles Morganti, John Morganti, Rosario “Lala” Morganti, Rose Blakeslee, Jennie Horkavy, and Mary Gagnon; and his daughter-in-law, Susan Myslak.

His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main Street Ext., Tuesday, January 26th, from 9 to 10:15 am. when the funeral cortege will proceed to Most Holy Trinity Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am.

Interment with military honors will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Wallingford. COVID precautions will be followed and masks required at all services. Gifts in his memory may be sent to Most Holy Trinity Church, (c/o the parish office) 25 N. Whittlesey Ave.., Wallingford, CT 06492.

Friends unable to attend may safely view the services starting Tuesday at 11 am via livestream on Sal’s online obituary page located at

This article originally appeared on the Wallingford Patch