Brookfield Schools Impact Award Winner Santo Mirasola Dies at 77

Brookfield parent and volunteer Santo Mirasola was 77, and will be remembered at a memorial gathering on March 26 in Wauwatosa

From Church and Chapel Funeral Home:

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.

Lisa March 21, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Santo will always be remembered. He truly knew the meaning of life and I will never forget his kind and generous heart. Much love, Lisa Mattes (Burleigh Elementary School)
Shaun Voss March 25, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Hi Pat, I just heard the unfortunate news about the loss of Santo from Ron Woolsey, Rich Anderson & Gary Blaschke yesterday at softball practice (on March 15, 2013). I am still shocked and he will be missed at Brookfield East! I always remember in the past getting ready for football on a cold night and there he is with his little stool in front of the gate. I also remember going past the ticket table and always saw Pat & Santo greeting me. Athletics will not be the same for me and will personally be hard for me not to see him in the stands or on that stool. Once Again Pat, sorry for the loss. Shaun J. Voss 1997 Brookfield East Alumni


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