Michael D. Figlio, Sr.

Born in Mingo Junction, Ohio on September 21, 1931

Departed on January 7, 2021 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Peacefully passed in his sleep January 7, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. Born on September 21, 1931, in Mingo Junction, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, (Rita), 6 children, 13 grand-children, 3 great-grand-children.

Funeral arrangements pending at this time.

16 Comments to Michael D. Figlio, Sr.

    January 10, 2021 11:29 am

    I only met this man once, at a restaurant he owned on Music Row. I was meeting his son, Michael Jr, for lunch. The conversation we had illuminated what a special human being he was. Intelligent, warm, caring, and friendly in a way that made me feel as if I’d known him all my life. I know his family and friends will miss him dearly and my condolences go out to them. I wish I had been able to share his company much more.

  2. Vivian Reynolds
    January 10, 2021 12:36 pm

    In the presence of this man, one could not help being elevated by his gentleness and kindness which he conveyed to all through his warm smile, joviality, thoughtful conversation and generous spirit. A memorable example of love in the world!

    • mia figlio miller
      January 13, 2021 11:19 am

      Thank you so much, Vivian!
      That is exactly how Daddy would want to be remembered… for his LOVE:)

  3. Rosemary Kubit
    January 11, 2021 9:10 am

    Mr. Figlio was a true gentleman. I attended church with him at St. Henry’s church. He kissed my hand after church, in acknowledging that I knew him from years past. What a kind man. A Godly man.

  4. Vito David Randazzo
    January 11, 2021 7:41 pm

    Awesome Man

  5. john jonethis
    January 12, 2021 9:43 am

    Mike was such a good man. Always a kind word and always positive. He was also a skilled recording engineer and a great singer. Spent many happy hours with Mike at the”Piano Bar”. He will be missed!

    “αιώνια η μνήμη” Memory Eternal !

  6. David Conforte
    January 12, 2021 12:05 pm

    Mike recorded my first song I composed in 1958. It was entitled ‘How Do I Know’. I was in the studio when he sang it. He, I and other friends use to hang out at Jilly’s in NYC.We were young and fun-loving and filled with optimistic energy. I am deeply saddened by his passing. God bless you, Mike. You shall be in my daily prayers. Dave

    • mia figlio miller
      January 13, 2021 11:32 am

      what a blessing to receive your message!
      as children, we all grew up singing every word to “How Do I Know” (especially the background ‘bee-oops’)
      daddy loved to reminisce about the old days at Jilly’s in NYC.
      know that your message brings comfort to us all.
      many blessings to you:)

    • Don Figlio
      January 13, 2021 2:21 pm

      Wow, Incredible !
      We would love to talk to you about those good ol’ days sometime, Mr. Conforte. God bless you, too! We hope you are well and thank you so much for your prayers, and you will be in ours as well.

      • David Conforte
        January 14, 2021 8:47 pm

        Don, I will be happy to talk to you or any family member anytime about the good old days with Mike. It will give me great pleasure. He made the recording of my song possible. I learned about his passing accidentally. I was on YouTube listening to Mike singing my song and read a comment that he had passed. I am so sorry but he is singing with God now. My mobile number is 631 652-5360. If I don’t pick up, please leave a message and I will return your call. I am well. BTW, Gerry Reiter, my composing partner in 1958 was the third member of the Happy Trio at Jilly’s. Unfortunately, he passed in 1995. God bless you all. Dave

  7. Teresa Dodson
    January 12, 2021 3:13 pm

    I worked and met Mike when I worked in the music industry at Columbia Recording studio back in the 70’s. He was always so delightful to be around and always had a great smile on his face. He had a good life made great memories🙏

  8. Lacey Lane
    January 12, 2021 4:31 pm

    Unfortunately, I never met this beautiful soul. His grandson is my boyfriend and the terrible pandemic kept me from meeting him. But the way his family and grandson speak of him, he was not only a talented and humorous man, but a gracious and loving man as well. May the memories of him, live on forever through his family.

  9. Bob True
    January 14, 2021 10:18 pm

    My wife, Shirley, and I were one of the first couples to meet the Figlio family, Mike, Rita and children, when they moved to Nashville. We had moved here a few months earlier, and our priest, Fr. Charlie Giacosa, introduced us. The year was 1967. Mike and Rita were truly instruments of the Holy Spirit in bringing the worldwide Cursillo Movement here in the Catholic Church, which later became known as Tres Dias in the Baptist community, and Road to Emmaus in the Methodist. That began a family friendship that has lasted, especially with annual Super Bowl parties with the Tom and Marcia Walton family. Mike was a leading recording engineer for Columbia in NYC during the great analog days, and would sneak me into recording sessions for the experience.

    Mike is one of Nashville’s hidden heroes. He was more than just a good man. He was a man who lived his Faith daily, in prayer and action. As a small example, for years he would pick up day old bread from bakeries and deliver them to the poor. He has run the race and is now an angel who has earned his wings!

    • mia figlio miller
      January 16, 2021 11:57 am

      Dear True Family:
      Thank you for all the years of love and friendship.
      Daddy would be touched by your words of affection and remembrance. He was, without a doubt, the most loving and giving man I ever knew… Please, keep us in your prayers as the True family will certainly be in mine:)
      Love you all!

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