Salvatore Pellegrino, age 88, passed away peacefully at his home on March 28, 2021.
Sal was born to Nicholas and Jennie Pellegrino in Girardville, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1933. He was raised by his loving parents Rose and Joseph Pellegrino in Ozone Park, New York. He was known by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as Poppy or Popsi.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years Lucy Pellegrino, his parents and his brothers and sisters. Sal is survived by his three children, Roseann Piccione, Phyllis Triolo and husband Frank, Joseph Pellegrino and wife Nancy. Also ten grandchildren Danielle Sheffield (Scott), Laura McGee (Kevin), Christina Perry (Joshua), Nicole McGan (Sean), Kristopher Triolo (Shelly), Kimberly Grafton (Dale), Jessica Pellegrino, Joseph Pellegrino (Nicci), Nicholas Pellegrino and Maria Pellegrino. Seventeen great-grandchildren Logan, Alexis, Rachel, Andrew, Victoria, Ashlyn, Lucy, Grace, Emma, Troy, Trevor, Dominic, Pearson, June, Ella, Gavin and Gianna.
Sal served in the US Army. He loved spending time his family, and serving up his famous meatballs. Sal loved being outdoors, water skiing and boating, and watching the Tampa Bay Rays with his wife Lucy. His favorite place was the beach.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Salvatore will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday April 7, 2021, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL. Visitation will be held from 10:00am until the service begins. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Citrus County Animal Shelter in Sal's honor. Arrangements made by McGan Cremation Service LLC, Inverness, FL
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 6, 2021.