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Gene Anthony Sbraggia

 

December 29, 2022

MONTREAL, Wis. - Gene Anthony Sbraggia, 88, of Montreal, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022.

Geno was born July 2, 1934, in Montreal, to Constantine and Victoria Sbraggia. He graduated from J.E. Murphy High School in Hurley in 1952.

Gene married his high school sweetheart, Anna Mae Miller, on June 26, 1954. Together they welcomed two children, Carol and Mark.

Geno worked various jobs throughout his life, including the Iron County garage, city of Montreal, Montreal Mine, Harley Davidson, Unit Drop Forge, Staffler Industries Caterpillar, White Pine, and Whitecap Mountains.

In earlier years, Geno enjoyed hunting, playing softball, and going out the 40. Later in life, he enjoyed visiting the casino and watching his grandchildren play sports.

Geno was preceded in death by his parents, Constantine and Victoria Sbraggia; his loving wife, Anna Mae (Miller) Sbraggia; grandson, Sean Luoma; brothers-in-law, William Miller and Tom Klobucher; sisters-in-law, Sue Miller, Virginia and Sylvia Miller, and Charlotte Sbraggia.

He is survived by his children, Carol (Jim) Vokolek, and Mark (Paula) Sbraggia; grandchildren, Rebecca (Brandon) Holm, Melissa (Jay) Oja, Jesse (Brittney) Vokolek, Gene (Aryanna) Vokolek, (Kelly) Luoma, Nicole (Brandon) Pertile, Cory (Heather) Sbraggia, and Samantha (Mark) Kreiner; great-grandchildren, Riley, Bennett, October, Snow, Maven, Gage, Sidney, Briana, Payton, Maleah, Braxton, Addisyn, Brailey, Casen, Emmy, Roman and Baylor; brother, Robert Sbraggia; brother-in-law, George Miller (Bernie); sisters-in-law, Pat Klobucher, Charlene (Tom) Lajcak, and Mary (Fred) Ebli; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a very special man who always put his family first. No words can express how lucky we feel to have had him in our lives and how much we will miss him.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hurley, preceded by visitation at 10 a.m.

The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Gene's legacy of life. You can leave condolences or a tribute at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.

 
 

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