Michael J. Galimberti
- Pease Fire and Emergency Services
- New Hampshire
- Age: 50
- Year of Death: 2020
Michael John Galimberti was a dedicated public servant. His love for the fire service began in 2001 when he began volunteering for Middleton Fire. He then worked for Farmington Fire, where he received the 2007 Chief’s Award for his loyalty and dedication to the department and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, receiving the Officer of the Year award in 2011. He concurrently began working for Pease Fire in 2008, where he stayed for the remainder of his career. After moving to Wolfeboro in 2016, he also became a call firefighter for Wolfeboro Fire in his spare time. A strong sense of brotherhood and desire to help his community ran deep in his veins.
Michael was both curious and compassionate by nature and found outlets for his many interests and need for community service. He was considered a jack of all trades and was an entrepreneur at heart. His major business adventures included HVAC refrigeration, telemarketing, landscaping, barbecue concession and catering, and photography. His hobbies included drone flying, fishing, hunting, farming, bee keeping, and motorcycle riding. Michael was also an avid drummer. He was a member of the band Forte from 1990-1995 and several other bands throughout the years. He began drumming for his local church services in 2018.
Michael was an active member of the Red Knights NH #2 Motorcycle Club which allowed him to participate in one of his favorite hobbies and serve the community. Through the club, Michael contributed to several charities, including Honor Flight New England, Sarah’s Ride, and the Lt. Chris DeWolf Scholarship. Michael was a considerate, jovial, caring person who enjoyed helping others. His service to others continued until his death from occupational bile duct cancer on January 23, 2020. For his last thoughtful contribution, Michael participated in the Last Wish Program, giving of himself to support cutting edge research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Michael was a devoted and loving family man, leaving behind his wife of 18 years, Kimberly; daughter and the light of his life, Emilia; parents, Norman and Rosemarie; siblings, Dennis and Shayna; in-laws, Pamela and Keith; nephews, Brandon and Christopher; and nieces, Morgan and Kaitlyn.
Michael was loved and respected by so many. The loss of Michael has left his family, friends, and community with a missing piece that can never be replaced. His family is beyond proud of him.