Louis Saglimbeni

Obituary of Louis Saglimbeni

Louis (Louie) A. Saglimbeni

GENEVA – Louis (Louie) A. Saglimbeni, 86, of Geneva NY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital. Family and friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday (April 10), at the Palmisano-Mull Funeral Home LLC, 28 Genesee St. Geneva. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at St Francis De Sales Church, Geneva. Burial will be at the convenience of the family when he will be reunited with Eleanor, his wife of 56 years.

In his memory, please consider making donations to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 County Road 48, Canandaigua NY 14424 to honor his love of man's best friend.

Louie was born in Geneva, NY on October 22, 1930, the only son in a family of five sisters to the late Joseph and Mary Venuti Saglimbeni. He attended De Sales High School, then entered the United States Marine Corps in 1949. Upon discharge, he returned to his hometown and worked in his father's business, the Geneva Bowling Center, in downtown Geneva. He married Eleanor D'Amico on July 20, 1951 at St. Francis De Sales Church, Geneva. Louie retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1985 after more than 30 years of service. He owned and operated Saglimbeni's Liquor store with his wife, Eleanor, for 50 years. It is of historical significance being one of the first liquor stores in New York State after prohibition, having originally been opened by his mother, Mary, in December 1933. Louie lived life to the fullest, spending long hours manning the liquor store, always friendly and helpful to his customers. He lived his work ethic. Customers depended on him, and he was there for them. He had an indomitable spirit and was larger than life, rarely missing a day of work, retiring at 85 years of age. His spirit will be missed by countless people in the community as well as his family and friends. Louie was a lifelong resident of Geneva and well known for his active, playful lifestyle. He was a hunter, avid tennis player, skier, and runner, often seen jogging through the streets of Geneva. He was known as "Mr. Lou", a well-liked ski and skilled instructor at Bristol Mountain Ski Resort. He experienced great joy in teaching young children to ski.

In his memory, please consider making donations to the Ontario County Humane Society, 2976 County Road 48, Canandaigua NY 14424 to honor his love of man's best friend.

Louie is survived by his children, Joseph Saglimbeni of San Antonio, TX; Karen Brennan, Robert Saglimbeni and Alison Seeley of Geneva; Kristen Peterson of San Antonio, TX; grandsons, Michael Seeley of Geneva; William and James Peterson of San Antonio, TX; sisters, Louise Davoli and Antoinette (Tina) Cocola; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, and canine best friend and companion, Vino II.

He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor, in 2008; sisters, Giovanna (Jaye) Zappia, Angelina Liberatore, and Mary Lisi; and beloved canines, Upset and Vino I.