1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Michael P. Ristagno - Monday, 12/31/2018

After a valiant and courageous 3 year battle with lung cancer, Michael P. Ristagno, 74, of Pittston, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, December 27, 2018, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

A lifelong resident of Pittston, he was a son of the late Cataldo and Grace Callari Ristagno. Michael was educated in the Pittston schools and touched so many lives with his genuineness and kind heart and he will be forever missed. Prior to his retirement, he was employed part time by the Luzerne County Transportation Authority for 8 years. He and his devoted wife, Dorothy Kovaleski Ristagno, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on November 20, 2018 and are members of St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his children, Anita Fino and husband, Patrick, Pittston; Michael and wife, Antonia, Scottsdale, AZ and Kimberly McEvoy and husband, James, Nashville, TN; six grandchildren, Sarah, Madison and Aidan McEvoy and Michael III, Gianni and Niko Ristagno; great granddaughter, Everly Michaela McEvoy; brother, Sam Ristagno and companion, Mary Havener, Luzerne; sister, Catherine Dominick and husband, Ross, Pittston; his grand puppies Katie & Seanna; numerous nieces and nephews and an ocean of friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his grandson, Michael James McEvoy.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. James Bruno of Pittston and Dr. Bruce Saidman of Kingston for their compassionate care given to Michael during his illness.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 AM on Monday, December 31, 2018, in St. Joseph Marello Parish 237 William St., Pittston. Relatives and friends may pay their respects from 8:30 AM until the time of the mass, at the church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street Pittston (Port Griffith)

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From: Joe Chairge

Location: W. Pittston, PA    Date: 2019-01-14

To the Ristagno Family: Mike was a great guy. So sorry for your loss.

From: Patsy Little RN

Location: Mobile, AL    Date: 2019-01-04

So sorry to hear of your loss of your father,we are lfiting you and your family up in prayer here at MLOA.WE hope to see you soon.

From: Loan

Location: Mobile, AL    Date: 2019-01-04

May God give you comfort that he is no longer suffering. May God give you peace during this hard time. Will peace and Love. Loan from Mercy Life of Alabama

From: Patrick Bolton

Location: Mobile , AL    Date: 2019-01-03

We at Mercy LIFE send up our prayers for you and offer our condolences. Peace and God's grace in this time of grief.

From: Bud and Connie Pace

Location: Tonawanda , NY    Date: 2019-01-02

Sending our Condolences to the family! Mike was such a great person, always had such a beautiful smile on his face, prayers and love to his beautiful family.

From: Frances & Phillip Christou

Location: Mount Laurel, NJ    Date: 2019-01-01

Sending our condolences to the family. He was a special person and will always be remembered in our hearts.

From: Charlie Spano

Location: Scranton, PA    Date: 2018-12-30

My condolences on Mike's passing. I am not sure we met at last family reunion but I am sure we are cousins.

From: Vic Kopko

Location: Hanover Township, PA    Date: 2018-12-29

Mike was a kind, considerate, and caring person. We all loved Mike at Main Hardware and Supply. He would come in and always brighten our day with his smile, hand shake and positive attitude. Blessings to Mike and his family.

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