Samuel J. Porcaro
D'Esopo Funeral Chapel
277 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT
PORCARO, Samuel J. Samuel J. Porcaro, 82, of Berlin, formerly of Hartford, beloved husband of the late Rita (Baillson) Porcaro, passed away on Wednesday (January 9, 2008). He was born in New Britain, son of the late Joseph and Concetta (Ciccarillo) Porcaro and had lived in the area all of his life. He retired from the State of Connecticut after many years of service and Sam was an Army Veteran of World War II. He leaves his loving family behind, daughters, Debra Porcaro of Winsted, Betty Ann Porcaro of New Haven; brother, Joseph and his wife Eileen Porcaro of California; sisters, Elizabeth and her husband Norman Shabarekh of Windsor Locks, Josephine and her husband Vincent Sinopoli of Rocky Hill; nieces and nephews, Michael and his wife Sherry Porcaro, Steve and his wife Pam Porcaro and Joleen and her husband Steve Duddy all of California, Norman and his wife Kim Shabarekh of Enfield, David and his wife Phyllis Porcaro of Wethersfield, Mark and his wife Jackie Porcaro of West Hartford, Anthony and his wife Lise Sinopoli of Manchester, Vincent and his wife Carmel Sinopoli of Rocky Hill, Mari-Jo and her husband John Scandura of Wethersfield, Sherry Porcaro of New Hampshire; great nieces and nephews, Heather, Christopher, Miles, Nico, Jeffrey, Sammy, Brianne, Celina, Michael and Dominic Porcaro, Marissa and Joshua Shabarekh, Brittany, Page and Chase Duddy, Danielle, Joey, Brianna and Luke Sinopoli, and Gianna and Isabella Scandura. He was predeceased by a brother Dominic Porcaro and a nephew Jeffrey Porcaro. Funeral services will be Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. James Church, Rocky Hill. Burial with full Military Honors will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Friends may call at the funeral chapel on Friday, 4-7 p.m. Sam's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the doctors and nursing staff of Bliss 11 ICU 1 for all their care and kindness. For on-line expressions of sympathy please visit

Published by Hartford Courant on Jan. 10, 2008.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

The Dunleavy Family
January 11, 2008
I love you Uncle Sam, you're going to be missed. May you rest in peace.
Marissa Shabarekh
January 11, 2008
Mr. and Mrs. Sinop and Family- we're very sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Christine and Tom
Christine Kelly
January 10, 2008
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2008

Liz & Norman Shabarekh
January 10, 2008
Josie Vinny Anthony Vinny Mari-Jo
Sorry to hear about Sam, he was so kind to everyone he met, we will never forget his daily walks to the caldor shopping center to buy his famous "Soda" he was one of a kind, Sonny & Jo Lori Anthony Steve & Family
Sonny & Jo Cusano
January 10, 2008
Our heartfelt sympathies in this, your time of grief.
D'Esopo Funeral Chapel
January 10, 2008
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