Santo J. Mirasola, age 77 years, passed away on March 12, 2013.
Loving Husband for 48 years to Patricia Nee Warga. Dearest Father of Sarah Marie, Joe, Lora, John and Robbie. Beloved Nano of Marisa, Madeline, Nicholas Santo, Katie, Connor, Cole Santo, and Tyler. Fond Brother of Phill and Carmen. Also survived by other relatives and friends.
Mirasola and his wife Pat were fixtures at Brookfield East High School long after their children attended. They were Impact Award winners for their volunteerism, and upon receiving the award were told that "Brookfield East has been fortunate to have Pat and Santo Mirasola representing the Spartans for nearly 400 events for the past decade."
Burleigh Elementary principal Teresa Curley also said Mirasola was a paraprofessional there for the past fourteen years, working with children as a playground supervisor.
"Our families and children called him 'Mr. M'. Santo and his wife, Pat, have been long time members of our community and have both generously given of their time by working and volunteering in schools and at Brookfield East sporting events. Santo was a very dedicated member of our staff and community and will be deeply missed by all whose lives he’s touched.
"Our children have many fond memories of Santo. One of their favorites was when he would wear his dancing Christmas Tree hat. With a push of a button it would light up, dance, and bring smiles to all of the children," she recalled.
“I just love being with the kids” Mirasola said in an earlier interview. "We love to have them work with our kids and look forward to their work in the years to come."
A memorial gathering will be held Tuesday March 26 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 12130 W. Center Street Wauwatosa, from 4:30 p.m. until the memorial service at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials in Santo's name, planting a memorial tree would be appreciated.