OBITUARY

Dr. Philip A. Miolene

September 29, 1933July 25, 2013
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Dr. Philip A. Miolene (“Phil”), 79, died on July 25, 2013, at the New York Presbyterian University Hospital. Born in New Haven, Connecticut on September 29, 1933 to John and Nancy Miolene, Phil was predeceased by his sister, Louise Patti, and brother, John Miolene. Phil married Regina Miolene in 1957, his wife of 55 years. Phil obtained a Master of Arts from Yale University in 1956, a Doctorate in Dental Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960, and a graduate degree in Orthodontics from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1967. He served as a Captain in the United States Army in Okinawa, Japan from 1960-63. Phil resided in Stamford, CT for the last 46 years, maintaining an active orthodontics practice there until the time of his death. Phil has been a member of the Connecticut State Dental Association since 1965 and served as President of the Stamford Dental Society from 1974-76. He was involved with The Sterling Farms Theatre, acting and singing in numerous dramas and musicals. He was a sports enthusiast, and played golf, tennis, and paddle tennis. He was an avid skier and enjoyed boating and gardening. He traveled the world with his wife and summered at his home on the Rhode Island shore. Phil was a kind, generous, and witty man, with a tremendous sense of humor that touched the lives of many people. Quick with a joke to make anybody he met laugh or smile, Phil was above all else a man dedicated to his family, friends, patients, and the community and was always ready to offer a helping hand. Phil embodied an optimistic, energetic spirit and had a hard-driving work ethic. The son of an auto-mechanic, Phil started work at the age of 9 shining shoes, and worked in numerous jobs ranging from construction to waiting tables to make it through undergraduate and graduate school. Phil never stopped providing for his family and friends, treating three generations of orthodontics patients. Phil touched countless lives with his instinctual kindness, his rare gift of lifting spirits with generosity and wit, and an amazing ability to make someone laugh under any circumstance. Phil is survived by his wife Regina, his son Philip J. Miolene and his wife Marlena, son Paul Miolene and his wife Leanne, son John Miolene, daughter Elizabeth Gallagher and her husband Dennis, and his grandchildren Elissa, Claire, and Cassie Miolene, and Kylie, Brian, and Reagin Gallagher. He is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home 2900 Summer Street in Stamford on Monday July 29 from 5-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday July 30 at 11am at St. Maurice Church 258 Glenbrook Rd in Stamford. Burial will be private. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association P.O Box 417005 Boston, MA. To leave an online condolence please visit www.leopgallagherstamford.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Calling Hours Monday, July 29, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Dr. Philip A. Miolene

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John & Marilyn Schwab

October 2, 2013

To Regina,
So sorry to hear of your loss. We just found out last night. The last time we saw you two was at the UClub, at a service for your neighbor Chris.
And we fondly remember the open house at your lovely home in RI. We were so impressed with what you had accomplished: light, breezy, welcoming, beautiful!
Phil lead an interesting & wonderful life. May we all be more like him.
Thinking of you and your family,

August 15, 2013

To Phil Jr.and Family : I'm truly sorry to hear of your Father pasting. I thought the only Orthodontist Smiling/Singing

Fred and Roseann Ferrari

July 31, 2013

Regina,
Roseann and I think of you often. I got to the Gallager & son site and viewed
the pictures. I was crying and laughing and plan to see them all tonight.
Our best to you in this tough time and as time moves forward for you.
I will call soon. Fred

Portia Farrow

July 31, 2013

I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Miolene. I used to work for him as a receptionist/dental assistant. He was a wonderful man. My condolences to his wife Regina, and his family. May you find comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.

Pat Bogacz

July 30, 2013

Dear Miolene Family, So sorry for the loss of Phil. I worked for him back in the late 60's...was such a nice man...full of stories and would at any moment, break out into song! Was fiercely proud of him family and loved to talk about them; I also enjoyed seeing him in productions at the Sterling theater. Heaven had surely gained another angel! Rest in peace! Pat Bogacz

Caitlin Scanlan

July 29, 2013

Thoughts and prayers from New Orleans, Louisiana to all the Miolenes. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you, Regina! Love, Caitlin Scanlan

Dan Eckman

July 29, 2013

It may be well over 25 years ago...but I still remember Doc well. His many visits to Turn of River Hardware were always a joy...A very special man.

July 29, 2013

WHAT A GUY!

So sorry to hear of his passing.
Diane & Pete Handley

Greta Bush

July 29, 2013

Regina,
I was thinking fondly the other day of when Phil showed off his expansive rows of tomato plants at your place in RI. I must have been pouring sauce from a can... Keith and I really enjoyed that trip up there with the Habitat crew. I was very sad to hear the news of Phil's passing...we send our deepest condolences and wish you comfort in this very difficult time.
Greta Bush and Keith Silcox

Diana Plotkin LeBlanc

July 29, 2013

Dr. Miolene was my orthodontist and my brother's too over 40 years ago and I still remember him and how nice he was! My sympathies to the family.