Salvatore S. Santarsiero “Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather”
Mr. Salvatore S. Santarsiero, 92, 112 High Ridge Road Avon, formerly a long time resident of 56 Hillside Drive Wolcott, died unexpectedly in his sleep at the summer home of his son in South Wellfleet, Cape Cod, MA. He was the widower of Charlotte (Sheppard) Santarsiero.
Sal was born in the Bronx, NY on August 22, 1921, son of the late Leonard and Caroline (Comunale) Santarsiero. He graduated from Wilby High School. He enlisted in the US Army Air Corp shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and later reenlisted in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After his military service he apprenticed as a sheet metal mechanic worked as a journeyman and later a foreman for the Sheet Metal Local 40 Union. He worked his last fifteen years in the Union at Millstone Power Plant retiring in 1984. He was a skilled musician and lover of music. His love for music, stamps and socializing remained an interest even after suffering a stroke in October of 2012. He was an avid stamp collector and was a member of the Waterbury Stamp Club for many years. He enjoyed dancing and socializing with his many friends and met regularly for breakfast at Paisano’s Restaurant in Waterbury to solve world problems and talk politics with friends.
He is survived by three sons, David Santarsiero of Wolcott, Leonard Santarsiero and his wife Nadia of Glastonbury, CT and Paul Santarsiero and his wife Bonnie of Avon, CT and South Wellfleet, MA, a sister, Lucy Jones of Waterbury, and five grandchildren, Nicole and Jarrett, Sara, Emily and Rachel Santarsiero, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a baby brother Leonard Santarsiero and two sisters, Catherine Ogrodnik and Rosemary Ruede.
Arrangements: Funeral with Military Honors will be held Thursday 8:45 a.m from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home 430 Chase Parkway Waterbury to St. Pius X Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M.. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Sal’s memory to:
The Friendship Circle 280 Country Club Road Avon, CT 06001