Salvatore Monarca, 71, of Cromwell, husband of Sandra (Case) Monarca for fifty years, passed away on March 26, 2022 at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Melilli, Sicily, he was the son of Vincenzo and Rosaria Monarca.
Sal was a lifetime member of the Cromwell Fire Department, past assistant chief and driver for the Cromwell EMT. Sal was a welder most of his life, learning the trade at a young age in Sicily. He founded and owned Atlas Steel in Berlin, until he retired in 2018.
Above all else, Sal enjoyed spending time with his family. Sundays were dedicated to this; getting together with his siblings in the afternoon and having dinner with his grandchildren afterwards. He looked forward to when his son Vincent would organize a pig roast or a big feast. This was his ideal scenario, enjoying good food and good times with the whole family. Sal was a competitor at heart, and was always ready to play a game of foosball, Bocci ball, horseshoes, or cards at family gatherings.
Along with his wife, Sal is survived by a son, Vincent Monarca of Frisco, CO; a daughter, Sara Wilson and her fiancé Todd Zimmer of Cromwell; four brothers, Giuseppe Monarca and Sebastiano Monarca, both of Middletown and Giovanni Monarca and Antonio Monarca, both of Cromwell; two sisters, Filomena Donadio of Cromwell and Vincenza Flynn of Glastonbury; three grandchildren, Derek, Dylan and McKenna and many nieces and nephews. Sal was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Ernesto Monarca.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the Cromwell EMS for the care they gave Sal.
Services will be held on a later date to be announced. The Cromwell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com
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