Michael Joseph Delligatti


Michael Joseph Delligatti, (79) of Grafton, passed away on Thursday (June 6, 2019) after many years of declining health. He was born on Christmas Eve 1939, a son of the late Anthony "Cotton" and Mary (Zinn) Delligatti. Born and raised on Spring Street in Fairmont, WV he was very proud of his family, and where he was from. Michael is survived by his wife of 29 years, Martha Henderson Delligatti, his son Michael J. Delligatti II (Emily) of Grafton, and daughter Kara Linn Williams (Doug) of Fairmont. Also surviving are grandchildren, Darcy and Maggie Delligatti of Grafton, and Noah Casto of St. Mary's, WV. He is also survived by two sisters, Betsy Rutherford (Carl) of Logan, Ohio, and Rebecca Delligatti Williams of Fairmont; two sister's in-law, Linda Delligatti of Fairmont, and Athalene Delligatti of Ohio; and the mother of his son Becky Conrad Hamilton. Michael is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. After Michael lost his brother Skip who he was extremely close to, his nephew Mark (Skip's son) made sure his uncle Mike had someone to talk to. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Anthony "Skip" Delligatti, Bobby Delligatti, Bill Delligatti; and his sister Toni Wood (and her husband Bud).
Michael was a veteran serving in the Navy; he was also a Merchant Seaman and traveled around the world on a super-tanker in the 1980s. He loved to hunt and fish, and spending time at his camp near Cabins, WV. He will also be sorely missed by his three Boston terriers that he loved so much. Michael made friends easily, whether it was from his childhood, his time as an electrician, or foreman at M.R.S. Inc., or Fourco Glass, or the years he owned the White Front. Michael was a believer in Christ and an active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Grafton, and the Knights of Columbus Marion Council 942.
Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave, Grafton on Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 1-7 PM. A Knight of Columbus service will be held on Sunday at 6:00PM and a prayer Vigil service will be at 6:30PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM Monday, June 10, 2019 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Binu Sebastian officiating. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the VFW Memorial City Post #3081, American Legion Taylor County Post #12, Central WVA DAV Chapter 24, and their Auxiliaries, and the Navy Honor Guard. Online condolences can be sent to the Delligatti family at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com Bartlett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Delligatti family.
Published on June 7, 2019
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Connie (Audia) Knight
Jun 10, 2019
I was a childhood friend of Michael. .I grew up on Chestnut Street in Fairmont very near
Spring Street.. Micheal and I both went to
Miller School. My brother Tony Audia was a friend of Skipper, Micheal’s brother.. I am sure Micheal will be missed by everyone whose life he touched..
Linda Payton
Jun 09, 2019
Sharing the love of your lost with you.
He will be greatly missed.
Babe Linda Stingo VA BEACH VA
Jun 09, 2019
Our prayers goes out to the family
John Paul Gotses
Jun 08, 2019
May your soul rest in eternal peace with God.
Frank Carlomagno , Midlothian VA
Jun 08, 2019
I remember Mike and many of the Deligatti family. Skip, Mike, Toni and I attended Miller and Fairmont Senior High
Sincere regards on Mikes Passing. I went to school with Mike , Skip and Toni and the Navy with Mike.
His mother Mary and father Cotten raised a wonderful family . I remember the cleaning Plant on Maple Ave. and so many good times with Mike and his family. God Bless and Sincere Sympathy
Rose Jacquez Cliburn
Jun 08, 2019
Our condolences to the family of Mike. I have memories of the Delligatatti Family as I also lived on Spring Street.
Mike belonged to the St. Augustine Parish and had sponsored a meeting for the Senior Citizens of various Parishes. It was there I had the pleasure of a conversation with Mike .
On another occasion, at a Reunion set up by Skip , we were given the pleasure of meeting with so many of our friends who lived in the area surrounding Spring Street. Mike was there and he came over to talk with me.
Our family heritage has made our families to always have great memories of the streets surrounding Miller School !

With Love and Prayers,

Rose and Jim Cliburn
Carla Ross Kelley
Jun 08, 2019
Sending thoughts and prayers to the family of my long time friend Mikie!! We shared many special memories in our younger years. I have always loved him and even though I haven't seen him in a while , I am so very sad!!