Matthew "Trigger" M. Triggiano

March 8, 1931 - February 7, 2016
Racine, WI



Monday, February 15, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CST
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
Racine Location
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM CST
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1533 Erie St
Racine, WI 53402
(262) 633-8284


Tuesday, February 16, 2016
10:30 AM CST
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1533 Erie St
Racine, WI 53402
(262) 633-8284


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Alzheimer's Foundation

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
200 South Executive Drive #203
Brookfield, WI 53005

Life Story / Obituary


Matthew “Trigger” M. Triggiano, age 84, passed away peacefully, Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Matthew was born in Racine, March 8, 1931, son of the late Stephen and Grace (Nee: Cavallo) Triggiano.

During the Korean War, Matthew served in the United States Army. On September 17, 1960, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Elizabeth A. May at St. Joseph Catholic Church where he was a longtime dedicated member and usher. A carpenter by trade, Matt was first employed with W.H. Miller Construction and worked as a foreman for many years and later with many contractors throughout the city. A sports enthusiast, he loved to coach his children’s baseball teams, and was a fan of the Packers, Brewers and Badgers. Matt also enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, gardening and road trips with his family. The fourth of July will never be the same without Trigger’s famous fried chicken. More than anything, Matt would proudly tell you that his children and grandchildren were his greatest accomplishments.

He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of fifty-five years, Liz; his children, Mary Triggiano, Mark Triggiano, Kathleen (Jim Rogan) Triggiano, Patrick (Terri) Triggiano; his grandchildren, Max, Grace, Marisa, Natalie, Vai, Bella, and Vinnie; son-in-law, Jim Neibaur; sister, Stella (Tom) Lawrence; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Tom (Kathleen) May, Mary (Peter) Gengozian, John (CathyLynn) May, Jim (Carol) May, Kathleen (Gil) Niesen, Jane (Steve) Rocque; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Diana Neibaur. Grandpa is also grateful for “the second best cook in the world”, Carmen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1533 Erie Street, with Rev. Steve Varghese officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the funeral home from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and Tuesday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until time of Mass at 10:30 A.M. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have been suggested.

The family extends a special thank you to the Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints cardiac unit and hospice staff for their special attention and care.