D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Sebastiano Giliberto

July 25, 1925November 28, 2019

Sebastiano Giliberto, 94, of East Hartford, loving husband for over 59 years to Maria Josephine (Mascaro) Giliberto, peacefully went to be with Our Lord on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at his home with his caring family nearby. Born in Canicattini Bagni, province of Siracusa, Italy, he had been a resident of East Hartford since 1964. An avid gardener, he loved being outside in his yard, especially working in his garden. He also liked making his own wine for his family to enjoy. Sebastiano was a former communicant of St. Rose Church, East Hartford and was a longtime avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. Most of all, Sebastiano was a “family man” who loved his grandchildren and cherished every moment he had with them.

Along with his beloved wife Josephine, Sebastiano is survived by his three sons, Michael E. Giliberto and his wife, Lisa, of South Glastonbury, Emilio A. Giliberto and his wife, Charity, of Cypress, TX, and John Giliberto and his wife, Kristina, of Glastonbury; seven adored grandchildren, Kamryn Giliberto and Marleigh Giliberto both of South Glastonbury, Angela Giliberto of Framingham, MA, Sebastian Giliberto of Cypress, TX, Sophia Giliberto, Paul Giliberto, and Eva Giliberto all of Glastonbury. He also leaves seven sisters-in-law, Francesca Pujia and Angelina Parentela both in Italy, Antoinette Pugliese, Rose DiLoreto and her husband Mario, and Gemma Mascaro all of Glastonbury, Mary Valente of Wethersfield, and Lucy Nugent and her husband Greg of Somers; two special nephews, Michael Giliberto and his significant other, Susan Galeotta, and Joe Giliberto and his wife, Donna, all of West Hartford; many other nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Funeral service will be Monday (December 9, 2019) at 9 am from the D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 am at St. Rose Church, 33 Church Street, East Hartford. Entombment will follow at Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery Mausoleum in Bloomfield. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Sunday afternoon (December 8, 2019) from 2 -5 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sebastiano’s name may be made to East Catholic High School Athletic Department, 115 New State Road, Manchester, CT 06042. Sebastiano’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to his special aides, Rosie, Michelle, Lourdes, Evelyn, Yvette, and Nadine for all their care, love, and compassion given to Sebastiano and his entire family. For any on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.


  • East Catholic High School - Athletic Department


  • Calling hours Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 9, 2019
  • Entombment Monday, December 9, 2019


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Roe Saville

December 4, 2019

Sebastiano was an amazing father! I remember he & my Uncle Paul always laughing and filling the room with joy! We love our Giliberto family. We are sorry we cannot be there with all of you at this time. We are always here for all of you.
The Saville Family

Carol and Tony Maida

December 4, 2019

We are so very sad at the loss of Sebastiano! What a wonderfully nice man! Please accept our sincere sympathies! Tony and Carol Maida