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Sami L. West

Wallingford, Connecticut

Dec 15, 1943 – Sep 18, 2020 (Age 76)


December 15, 1943
September 18, 2020
Wallingford, Connecticut


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Wallingford Funeral Home - Wallingford Obituary

Sami L. West, 76, of Wallingford, died September 18, 2020 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden.

She was born in Rutland, Vermont on December 15, 1943, a daughter of the late Royal and Ileen (Garvey) West.

Sami worked as an inspector for Peerless Screw Products of Cheshire for 50 years until the shop closed and she had no choice but to finally retire in her late 60’s.

As a young child Sami survived Polio with such audacity that she defied all odds and the doctor’s grim diagnosis. For you see God had a very special plan for Sami. So He gave her the strength to face life fearlessly and to never be defined by her disabilities. Sami filled her many chapters in life with gusto, whether it was mischief in a convertible, crafting pranks, sharing a beer with a friend, betting on a game, Disney adventures, camping trips with a gaggle of kids, 4th of July picnics, and holiday memories…if Sami was involved there would be good times to be had. Her friends became her family and those who were blessed to have known her could never forget the way Sami touched their life. Sami was and is my Angel.

Sami is survived by the family that God sent her to save and claim as her own, for you see that family bond that she created truly was His plan. And many others that loved her dearly. She was predeceased by many furry kids, lifelong friends, and her sisters.

A memorial service will be held at the residence of 3 Johnsonville Rd., Moodus, CT 06469 on Saturday October 3rd at 1:00, those who are immune compromised are welcome to come at 12:00 to ensure social distance. A celebration of Sami will follow. Red Sox, Patriots, Disney, or holiday attire is encouraged.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main Street Ext., Wallingford. For online condolences please visit


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To the ones left behind, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Such a huge loss.... Sami, You always lighted up the room whenever you were there. I have so many fond memories of you. You were always there for my mom and I am so glad I was able to spend quality time with you. I will never forget our vacation ventures. The world is a little darker without you here but I have no doubt you are making a big splash in heaven.

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Dear Sami - I will always remember your genuine & beautiful spirit, sense of humor, and your ability to make so much fun for everyone around you. I am grateful to have you in my life. I pray & thank God for your precious life. My sincere sympathy to all who love you and to all who feel the tremendous loss with your passing. My prayers to Sheila and her children & grandchildren. The Bo Sox have an angel rooting for them in heaven!!! I will miss you, dear Sami. Have some laughs with...