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Official Obituary of

Michael Francis Trombley

May 27, 1943 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Michael Trombley Obituary

Ware -  Michael Francis Trombley, age 80, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield after a period of declining health.  Michael was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 27, 1943, son of the late Wilfred A. Trombley and Sophie (Ogozalek) Trombley, and was a life-long Ware resident.  He was a proud Vietnam War Veteran.  Michael enlisted in the United States Navy on January 16, 1964 and was Honorably Discharged on December 20, 1967 with the rank of SME (Subject Matter Expert).  He also served proudly in the United States Airforce from September 21, 1978 through December 26, 1980 and received an Honorable Discharge with the rank of Sergeant.  While in the Navy, Michael served on the USS Keppler and received a Citation from the Commander of the Seventh Fleet.  The Citation read in part "For outstanding performance in action off the coast of North Vietnam during the periods of 18 January to 5 February and 6 - 11 March of 1967".  Michael was employed for many years as a carpenter for the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  He retired in 2002, and enjoyed metal detecting, painting art, building guitars, and spoiling his German Shepherd.  Michael leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Beverley (Piatek) Trombley, his sister, Patricia Houle of Ware.  Sadly, Michael was predeceased by his son, Michael F. Trombley, Jr., who passed away on June 13, 2016, and his siblings; Wilfred Trombley and Dorothy Dimo. Cremation took place in Springfield Cemetery & Crematory.  There are no calling hours or funeral services.  Cebula Funeral Home of Ware is assisting Michael's wife with the final arrangements.  For more information and an online guest book, please visit: .

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