Information Courtesy Abriola Parkview Funeral Home
RIDGEFIELD, CT — Daniel Sagalski, age 51, of Ridgefield, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2021 at Midstate Medical Center, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Bridgeport on March 11, 1970, he was the son of Irene Tomaszewski Sagalski and the late Alfred Sagalski.
Daniel was a graduate of Bullard Havens, The Culinary Institute of America, and the University of New Haven, graduating with a master’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He was a chef at various establishments for many years before becoming a club manager at Silver Spring Country Club in Ridgefield.
He loved “Jaws” and lived for “Shark Week.” He enjoyed fishing, golf, tennis, and the beach. He was a big fan of Harry Potter, Star Wars, and soccer. But his greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his family and cooking for them on holidays. He was an exceptional chef whose Christmas dinners, family meals, and extraordinary birthday cakes made every occasion extra special.
In addition to his mother, survivors include, three loving sisters, Catherine Lenoci and her husband Ralph, Laura Sagalski, Mary Koziel and her husband Richard, his brother William Sagalski and his wife Joan, five nieces and nephews, Jessica Apicella and her husband Joseph, Brandon Koziel and his fiancé Megan, Anthony Lenoci and his wife Julia, John Lenoci and his fiancé Alex, and Kevin Sagalski, his great nephew and niece, Oliver and Eleanor Apicella. Additionally, including many loving friends, Kristina, Bonnie, The Lapinski Family, Leslie, and many club members.
A walk-through visitation will take place on Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 4-7 p.m., at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT 06611. Visitors are asked to wear masks and social distance as they walk through to pay their respects. Please exit without lingering to ensure all guests can come through the building. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to either the scholarship fund at the Culinary Institute of America at 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538, or at www.CIAgiving.com, or to ACLU, 125 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004 or at www.aclu.org/action/.