In Memory

Mike Triolo

Mike Triolo

Sorry to report that Mike Triolo unexpectedly passed away at his home in Tennessee two weeks ago. Mike was an extremely devoted husband, father, and friend. He will be sorely missed.


Larry Michael “Mike” Triolo, age 70 of Charlotte died Tuesday December 16, 2014. Mike’s wishes were to be cremated and the family will have a Memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Dickson County Humane Society or Jacob's House Children's Home c/o Friendship World Outreach 227 Dickson Plaza Dr. Dickson, TN 37055. Born in Oklahoma City, OK he was the son of Dorthy Starr Ries of Freemont, CA and the late John Lawrence Triolo. Mike was a retired Cable Splicer for ATT and was a U.S. Army Veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Triolo of Charlotte; son, Jeffrey Michael Triolo (Mary Kim) of Clarksville; daughter, Michelle Triolo Whittinghill (Phillip) of Clarksville; step-sons, Jon-Derek Brogden (Claire) of Nashville, Nicholas Brogden (Caroline) of Dickson, Ethan Brogden (Amanda) of Dickson; step-daughter, Maya Brodgen Spann (Eric) of Dickson; mother, Dorothy Ries of Freemont, CA; brother, Dave Triolo (Ashnita) of Freemont, CA; 5 grandchildren and 1 on the way; 2 great grandchildren and 1 on the way.

A tribute to Mike... A great friend. A courteous gentleman. An avid fisherman. A kind-hearted father. An active outdoorsman. A loving husband. A hunter of game. A fun-loving grandfather. An exquisite craftsman. A nurturing great grandfather. An accurate rifleman. The ultimate role model. A hard worker. A humble individual. A selfless human. All of these things are not the definition of this man, just added tributes that don't speak justice to his character. The definition we find is within. Within the lasting impression you left on our hearts. If any of us were lucky enough to know you in any one of these regards I bet we have a story to tell. I've known you many years and you made it so easy to love you like you were my family too. From our family trips camping and removing our first leeches on the banks of a river to vacationing on the sands of St. George and catching crabs with us under the light of the moon. You left us with a lifetime memories that those who remember you fondly will be telling by table sides and campfires. We will speak of a legend of a man who walked among us. You may have left your earthly home where you shined daily so bright for us to see to forever shine in God's glory. May I be so blessed that we meet again. Lovingly written by Claire Pointer 

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12/30/14 12:13 PM #1    

C. L. Jarusek

Rest in Peace Mike, sounds as if you had a great life after we graduated.  Your family friends and classmates will miss you.


C.L. Jarusek

12/30/14 12:48 PM #2    

Dick Nelson

A life well lived.  Mike was one of the good guys...


12/31/14 07:50 PM #3    

John Cole

Few friends in our class stuck together over the decades as well as Mike, G. Figueroa, K Gibbs, and M. McWayne.  Although spread across the country, the four couples kept in close touch and got together every nearly every year.  Ken and Mike are now gone but their good humor and out-and-out goodness will not be forgotten.  We admire their constancy and good natures.

Barb and I sat at the table next to the McWaynes, Figueroas and Triolos at the last reunion and I swear they did not stop laughing the whole time.  Great people, great examples.

John Cole

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