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Salvatore V. Famolaro Jr.

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Salvatore V.
Famolaro, Jr.
Mr. Salvatore V. Famolaro, Jr., age 90, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare Center with his loving family by his side. Born in Utica on February 25, 1924, Salvatore was the son of the late Salvatore, Sr., and Josephine (Cotruzzola) Famolaro. He was raised and educated locally. A proud member of the United States Army, he honorably served his country during World War II stationed in the European Theater of Operations. On September 29, 1945, he married the former Lucy Napoli with whom he shared 68 years in a life that was lived with love, family values, and self-sacrifice. A hard-working, industrious man, Sal held positions with several federal government agencies over the course of his career. At one time, he worked at the Griffiss Air Force Base and more recently held a position at the Main Office of the U.S. Postal Service, retiring as a clerk. At his home, he was a Mr. Fix-It, and at his leisure he liked to hunt, raise pedigree beagles, and target shoot with his grandsons. Sal was proud of his Italian heritage and passed the customs and culture to his grandchildren. But his greatest success was his children and the legacy of love and a life well-lived that he leaves them. He was a parishioner of St. Peters Church in North Utica. Sal is survived by his wife, Lucy. Always cherished in his heart was the memory of his eldest daughter, Josephine Jo Grogan, who passed away on May 30, 2011. He will be remembered by his daughters and son-in-law, Binnie and Michael Fenton of Deerfield, and Dorothy Buley of Holland Patent. He also leaves his son, Salvatore Sam III and Marcia Famolaro of Holley, NY; his son-in-law, Russ Grogan of Utica; his grandchildren, Tammie and Gary Defilippo, Michael Jr. and Caitlin Fenton, Jason and Lisa Buley, and Daniel and Jaime Buley. He always treasured the memory of his beloved grandson, richard Wentworth Mitchell II who preceded him in death. Also surviving are his great-grandchildren, Samantha, Nicholas, Mitchell, and Eden Buley, and Grace Fenton; his sister, Rose Siciliano, and brother, Carmen Famolaro, both of Utica; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and in-laws. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Carmella Famolaro, Anthony and Genevieve Famolaro, and Rocco Famolaro; his sisters and brother-in-law, Frances and Santo Pintacuda, and Angela L. Red Famolaro; his in-laws, Josephine Famolaro, and Steve Siciliano; and his son-in-law, John Buley. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of the Hammond Ave. Salvatores funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Wednesday morning at 8:30 from the funeral home and at 9:30 at St. Peters Church in N. Utica where his Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Rev. David Orzel. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Online tributes at: www.EannaceFuneralHome.com
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from June 30 to July 1, 2014
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