FAYSAL, Samuel M. "Sam" Died at home on November 19, 2016 in South Palm Beach, FL at the age of 81.|
Born on December 11, 1934 in The South End of Boston, Sam was raised in Revere, MA by his loving parents, the late Nassif and Mary (Nohmy) Faysal of Revere, MA. He was preceded in death by his sisters Irene (Faysal) Laham and Anita (Faysal) Danho. He leaves behind 6 children: Sharon Silverman and her husband Alan of Marlboro, MA; Patrice Faysal and her partner Michael Goldfarb of Revere, MA; Maryellen Faysal and her partner Scott Loring of Everett, MA; Michael Faysal and his partner Toni DelSonno-Debro of Saugus, MA; Sam Faysal and his partner Reina Zirpolo of Malden, MA; and Joanne Faysal of South Palm Beach, FL. He was the loving Gidoo of 13 grandchildren with whom he enjoyed spending time with. He also leaves behind a sister Jeanne and her husband Ernie Arcos of West Palm Beach, FL; his niece Miriam Shaheen and her husband Michael of Quincy, MA; his cousin Renay and the late Donald DiFiore of West Roxbury, MA and several nephews.
For more than 50 years, Sam was the owner of Sammy's Patio on Revere Beach in Massachusetts where he was well known as a hard-working, successful businessman. He married his late wife, Adeline (Reil) Faysal in 1957 and for more than 40 years, they built a life for their family that was filled with happiness, laughter, and love. Throughout his years, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Freemasons and a cook in the Army Reserves. He was an active member of St. Mary's Orthodox Church in West Palm Beach, FL and a member of the Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch organization. After moving to South Palm Beach, FL in the late 80's, he and Addie were members of the Palm Beach Power Squadron where they enjoyed many years of boating and charting the course for numerous trips with dear friends. In addition, he was an avid racquetball player throughout his life.
He is remembered by his children and grandchildren as a loving father and Gidoo with a great sense of humor who always put his family first.
A wake is scheduled for Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at St. Mary's Orthodox Church in West Palm Beach, FL from 5-8 pm. Funeral services will also be held at St. Mary Church on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 10 AM. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Sam's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Mary's Orthodox Church at 1317 Florida Mango Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, or to the
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 22, 2016