Sal Troisi was born October 12,1932 in Medford, MA and passed away September 14, 2023 in Littleton, CO.
After graduating from Medford High School, Sal joined the US Air Force where he was stationed in Limestone Maine. He was proud of his military service and delighted in flying his American flag every day. He received his honorable discharge in 1962.
Sal taught in the Cherry Creek School District for 30 years (1961-1991). When he began the district only had five elementary schools, one junior high school and one high school. He was an Industrial Arts teacher and did teach some Science for a couple of years. He taught at Cherry Creek Junior High School, West Middle School and Cherry Creek & Overland High Schools.
As an active member in the Cherry Creek Education Association, Sal served as local president for one year in the mid-1960s and later for four more years (1980-1984). He was also very active in the Front Range UniServ Unit and attended many state (CEA) and national (NEA) annual conventions. He also served on the Cherry Creek Teacher Awards Committee and was president for one year. Sal served on both the local and state boards of the Industrial Arts Association. He was honored by the state group one year as their Colorado Industrial Arts Teacher of the Year.
Sal earned bachelor and master degrees in Education from Colorado College and the University of Northern Colorado. Sal started teaching for the Cherry Creek School District 1961. He was an industrial arts and biological sciences teacher, teaching at West Middle School, Cherry Creek High School, and Overland High school. He was actively involved in the National Education Association and was past president of the Colorado Educators Association. He retired in from teaching in 1991.
After retirement from teaching, Sal worked part time for the Denver Elections Division. He enjoyed traveling and spending time at his winter condo in Florida.
Sal lived in the Denver area for about sixty-five years. He was a founding member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and more recently a member of Risen Christ Catholic Church where he volunteered delivering food to the needy. He was an active member of The American Legion and the Order Sons of Italy in America.
Marrying Margaret Jane Bellino in June 1955, he had four children Tricia Troisi (Mackell), Stephen Troisi, Silvio (Jim) Troisi, and Margaret Ann Troisi (McClure). Margaret passed away in 2020.
In addition to his four children, Sal has seven grand-children: Michael Brent, Megan Bond, Erik MacKell, Madison Troisi, Emily Troisi, Sean McClure and Colin McClure and five great-grandchildren: Sierra Brent, Walker Bond, Scarlet Bond, Ren McClure and Sterling McClure.
Marrying Patricia Oatis in 1992, he was a stepfather to the late Karen Gentry, Bridget Oatis and Wendy Oatis, with grandchildren Hannah Stewart, Jim Gentry, Rebecca Carrillo, Will Gentry, and Abby Duncan. Their great-grandchildren included Taylor Stewart, Lexie Stewart, Addie Carrillo, Delta Carrillo, Sloan Gentry and Autumn Gentry. Pat passed away in 2010.
Sal was preceded in death by his brother Fred Troisi and sisters Millie Roche, Ann Budryk and Lillian Bryan. He is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Sasso and Rose DeFranzo and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sal was passionate about the industrial arts and the years he gave teaching. He was proud of the cabin he built. He enjoyed cooking delicious Italian food and caring for his lawn and flower gardens. Sal was also an avid Patriots and Broncos fan.
Rosary and Funeral Mass to honor Sal’s life will be held at Risen Christ Catholic Parish on Tuesday October 24th, 2023. Rosary at 9:30, Funeral Mass at 10:00. Reception lunch following. Burial at 1:30 at Fort Logan National Cemetery (staging area "C") in Denver, CO.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sal's memory to American Cancer Society online at Donate | American Cancer Society.
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