Enrico Antonio Tartaglione


Enrico Antonio Tartaglione, (67), passed away on November 3, 2023 surrounded by family in his home in Bellevue, Washington. Enrico is survived by his wife, Josefina, children and their spouses: Erica (Jack) and Gianmarco (Lucy), and grandchild: Gianluca. He is also survived by his siblings Bruno and Monica along with many cherished family members and friends. His sense of humor, generous nature, and bright light will be missed immensely. He will forever by in all our hearts.

Enrico was blessed with a loving marriage of 38 years to Josefina. He was a devoted father and proud grandfather. His love and guidance for and selfless devotion to his family was an example and aspiration to all close enough to witness and learn from.

Enrico was born to Costanza and Vittorio on December 27, 1955 in Foggia, Italy. He began his journey in the Italian Navy, serving as an Ensign assigned to the Admiral Chief of Navsouth Command Ops in Naples, Italy. Following his military service, Enrico embarked on a remarkable 30+ year career in the European and American aerospace industries. His love for aviation was a lifelong affair. He brought his talents and experience as a leader and problem solver to all the groups he worked with. He was a lifelong passionate Ferrari tifoso never missing a Formula 1 race and the chance to cheer on his favorite team. He was an avid tennis player. His overhead shot complete with scissor kick stunned teammates and adversaries alike, a pro move no one had an answer to. His team won last year’s Sectional Championships and it was his doubles team’s winning match that qualified them for the National Championship in Orlando, Florida.  Enrico loved his family and friends. His legacy of service, love, and dedication will continue to live on in all of us.

Enrico’s funeral Mass was held at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Seattle on November 13 and his burial followed at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline. Thank you to all who joined us in prayer to give Enrico the sendoff he so deserved.

If you wish to honor Enrico’s memory, we suggest remembrances in his name to the Fred Hutch Cancer Center.

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