June 16, 1932 ~ March 16, 2021

Born in: West Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Salvatore Frank Attard, 88, of Hamden, formerly of Orange, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 with his beloved wife of 65 years by his side.
Sal was born on June 16, 1932 in West Haven to the late Frank and Josephine (Messina) Attard. He is survived by the love of his life, Carmela (Juliano) Attard, and their two children, Lisa (Heath) McMonigal and David (Maryann) Attard. Known lovingly as “Pops,” he will be missed by his 5 grandchildren; Kelly (Marc) Carrano, Kristen (Vinny) Torres, Rebecca (Michael) Walters, Elizabeth Shultz, and Royal (Megan) Attard, and his 9 great-grandchildren; Vicente, Micah, Julian, Lucia, Rosalie, Violet, Destin, Harper, and Phoenix. He also leaves behind his 2 sisters; Christine (Bruce) Ladrie and Jacqueline Attard, his 3 sisters-in-law; Maryanne Hande, Teresa DeNicholas, and Gilda Wojcik, and a brother-in-law; Thomas (Annamay) Juliano, along with his many adoring nieces and nephews, and a vast number of extended family members and dear friends.
Sal worked for many years at Armstrong Rubber Co. and was also a licensed electrician, but his favorite work was that of talking to people and teaching them about his heavenly Father, Jehovah God. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, he found great joy in helping people learn about Biblical truths, and also extended himself to work on many volunteer building projects throughout the US and several other countries. He was a member of the Lake Whitney Congregation in Hamden.
Sal wholeheartedly believed in a promised resurrection on earth in the near future. He expressed his desire to see all of his family and friends again in this beautiful paradise to come. He wanted to be remembered for his love of God, family, and friends, and for his endless energy and joy for life. In his own words, “I love you all dearly.”
A memorial of his life will be celebrated at a time to be determined. Contributions in Sal’s memory may be made to the Jehovah’s Witnesses at www.donate.jw.org. Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden is in care of arrangements.

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  1. This past year Sal and Carmela came to spend some time with us and the rest of the McMonigal, Torres and Carrano families. We socially distanced outside in a big circle, sharing dessert and each others company. Sal told a watermelon story. Can’t remember the details but it was funny. As we all said good bye, we were dressed in masks, plastic bags and shields to protect each other during the pandemic. Hugs, smiles and tears ended the evening. Sal will be missed for sure. The Carranos send their deepest sympathies to Carmela and the rest of the Attard family. May he rest in peace and love.

  2. Hi Menna And family,
    So sorry for your loss. Salad is always full of jokes. Looking forward to seeing him again in the resurrection for more jokes. Hello always remember his Pleasant smile. Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll be missed by a while. But heโ€™s made his way in. Now we have to make it. Love you. Love Karen Hill and Robby

  3. My sincere condolences goes out to Carmela, David, Lisa, and the entire Attard Family. Knowing Sal, Camela, David and Lisa goi g back I to the Orange Congregation in West Haven has many memories that I will always cherish. May Jehovah hold his faithful Service in his book of memory as we along with our Dear Brother till the time of resurrection. May Jehovah comfort the entire family until that time. Much love to all of you.
    Sister Pierina-Lewis-Alston-Rhodes

  4. Dear Carmela, Lisa and Family ,

    One of the funniest memories I recall is going for lunch after service at the pizza place in Wallingford when Carmela was trying to stuff Sal into my sister Giovieโ€™s coat. Unfortunately both Sal & Giovie had black coats hence the mixup. Sal was a well loved brother not only in our Lake Whitney congregation but also known and cherished by many friends who will miss him. Sal knew that he would be with his family again in the paradise on earth soon to come in the promised resurrection. He will be very much missed until then.


  5. In behalf of Sid Dawkins and family we like to extend our hearts filled with sorrow of the passing of our fine Christian Brother Sal Attard, well known by all whose lives he touched always had a kind word , I always remember one of his favorite scriptures which he would recite often @ Roman’s 1:12,or rather that we may have an interchange of encouragement by one another ‘s faith both yours and mine. a pillar in the congregation. A True Friend.

  6. Love, love the Attardโ€™s!! Sal when I get to see you again you are going to look like you took โ€œyootโ€ pills๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š all who know Sal will know what I mean.

  7. To Carmela and the family, my deepest sympathies go out to you. I have fond memories of the first time I met Sal and they will always bring me joy and laughter each time I think of him. May Jehovah give you and your family strength and carry your burdens now as we look to our future hope of seeing Sal again.

  8. My Dearest Uncle Sal,
    You always had a smile, hug, kiss and a joke for me. I will miss you very much. I will remember our trip to Longhorn for years to come. I look forward to hearing your voice again and talking to you again someday soon.
    Love your niece,
    Justine Spadea

    • Iโ€™m so glad your family have these nice memories with my dad.
      He loved all his nieces & nephews. You could tell him anything๐Ÿ˜˜

  9. Your Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother was a wonderful delight of light. In all my years as a Hamden resident, He and his wife Carmela were a constant reminder of hope and a pillar of strength with their work in the Lord! Always leaving me with one of his funny jokes and a reminder to dig a little deeper within the word!! I will miss seeing him at my door.
    Peace and Love to you all!๐Ÿ’›

    • Oh Roberta! Thank you so much for your memories ๐Ÿ’—
      When it is safe, Iโ€™ll stop by with my mom for a big hug!๐Ÿ’ž

  10. So sorry for the loss of Brother Attard. He was such a kind hearted and funny person. He and my late husband Andy(Brother Lyde) used to always joke around together whenever they saw each other at the Hall. He will be truly missed.

  11. My brother-in-law Sal, I canโ€™t remember a time when he wasnโ€™t in my life. I remember the day he married my big sister, Carmela (Menna). He brought such cheer and laughter into our lives, the Juliano family. He was unique. He loved his family and extended family. He loved everyone and everyone loved him.
    He loved singing at family reunions, songs like โ€œMy Wayโ€ and โ€œNew York New Yorkโ€. Those songs will always remind me of him and bring tears to my eyes. I miss him so much. Things just wonโ€™t be the same without him. However, I look forward to the day when we will be reunited with him in paradise. A time when Sal will be cured of all his illnesses and will be able to enjoy life to the full.

  12. I will always remember looking into my uncles eyes as we went into our meeting or he came out. I will always remember the connection we made. I spent a lot of time with the family as a kid, going to the lake in a camper, so many memories I cannot recount them here. Till we see each other again in the new system, Uncle Sal. I love you.

  13. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I remember watching Brother Attard as a very young child. Seeing his smile, love for Jehovah and hearing his laughter. He was a great Brother and he will be greatly missed. I look forward to watching him return to all who loved him. May Jehovah continue to be with you all during this most difficult time.
    Much love,

  14. To the Family,

    Weโ€™re so sorry for your lost and we know we will welcome back our dear brother soon. Weโ€™ll never forget his smile and laughter. All of you are in our prayers.

    Love, Curtis and Linda Reddick

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