Thomas Cirigliano, 54, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly of Brookfield, died July 10, 2009, at Hospice of Volusia in Florida following a long, courageous battle with kidney disease.

Always looking on the bright side of life, Mr. Cirigliano was a joy to be with. He had the ability to make friends easily with his great sense of humor and unique way of seeing the world.

Mr. Cirigliano is survived by his father, Gennaro, and stepmother, Margot Cirigliano, of Brookfield; two brothers, Anthony Cirigliano, of Sandy Hook and Michael Cirigliano, of Gainesville, Fla.; a stepbrother, Thomas Josefson, of Roxbury; his mother, Joan Marsden, of Holiday, Fla.; and numerous family members and friends. He was predeceased by a stepsister, Carina Josefson.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.