Phillip DeTraglia
Phillip DeTraglia

Obituary of Phillip M. DeTraglia

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Phillip M. DeTraglia, 65, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2024, at Wynn Hospital, surrounded by the warmth and love of his family.

Born on October 27, 1958, Phillip was the beloved son of Frank J. and Margaret E. (Morris) DeTraglia. He made great memories growing up in Clinton. He held the record for the 25-yard freestyle at the Clinton Pool for many years, a testament to his love for swimming. Phillip’s magnetic personality made him a well-known and beloved figure in Clinton, where he brought joy and laughter to many as a bartender at Alteri’s, the Village Tavern, and The Rok. He was a fantastic storyteller whose humor and warmth endeared him to all.

Phillip's remarkable work ethic was a cornerstone of his life. After dedicating 40 years to the New York State Corrections, he retired as a Captain, having formed lasting bonds with his colleagues at Queensboro and Midstate who he regarded as his second family. His immense heart, infectious smile, and subtle humor left an indelible mark on everyone he met.

A passionate fan of the New York Yankees and Minnesota Vikings, Phillip created countless treasured memories with his children watching games both at home and at the stadium. His love for golf and pitch brought him great joy, and he was known for his skill in both. Phillip’s great taste in music was celebrated during his final days, as his family played his favorite tunes, bringing him comfort and peace. He got a thrill out of a garage sale bargain, often calling his children to share his latest find. An exceptional cook, Phillip loved preparing meals for his family and friends, especially with his daughter Carly, who shared his culinary passion.

Phillip's family was the center of his universe. His unwavering love and support were constants in the lives of his children and grandchildren. As Pop Pop/Papa, he never missed a birthday or event, always there to cheer on his grandkids – overloading his camera with photos. His generosity knew no bounds; he would give anything to his loved ones and was often caught sneaking his card to cover the bill after a great night with family and friends.

Phillip's legacy of love and generosity will be forever cherished by his two daughters, his son, and their spouses: Mary and Chris Henry, John and Natalie DeTraglia, and Carly DeTraglia, all of Clinton. His adored grandchildren, Caroline and Tess Henry, and Gabriella and Luca DeTraglia, will always remember the joy he brought to their lives. Phillip is also survived by his brothers and sisters and their spouses: Mike DeTraglia and his wife Lynda Woolard, David and Kate Parker, AJ and Cindy Parker, Christian and Jennifer Parker, Tina and Leo McNulty, Tim DeTraglia, and Taira and Mike Morgia; the mother of his children, Margaret Nolan DeTraglia; his birth parents, Michael W. DeTraglia, Sr. and Nan B. Jones Parker; and many other dear family members, including his niece Bess DeTraglia with whom he shared a special bond and nephews Bill Hart and Michael DeTraglia III, and his Aunts and Uncles, including Toni and Peter Grygiel.

He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Peg DeTraglia, his aunt and uncle Margo DeTraglia Hagen and Terry Hagen, and his sister-in-law, Beth Dooher DeTraglia.

Friends and family are invited to pay their respects during the Memorial Calling Hours on Friday, May 17, 2024, from 4-7 pm at Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, 35 College St., Clinton. A Celebration of Phillip's Life will be held at a later date to honor the incredible man he was.

Phillip's deep pride in being an American and his admiration for first responders was inspiring. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in Phillip’s memory to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at Phillip’s generous spirit and loving heart will live on in the memories of all who knew and loved him.



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, May 17, 2024
Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service
35 College Street
Clinton, New York, United States
(315) 853-5746
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Phillip DeTraglia

1958 - 2024

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