[TI] Sansone, Salvatore 10/24/1921 - 01/10/2010 - Syracuse, New York

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Fri Jan 22 09:20:03 CST 2010

Paul -
Thanks for sharing this.  I swear we must be related because I know I have Mascari's somewhere in my tree.  Also- as you might recall - my grandfather's family lived on Via Tinta too. (Remember, I took a picture of your cousin's house when I was there - purely by chance!).

Ann Catalano

---- "Paul J. Caito" <pjcaito at frontiernet.net> wrote: 
> Sadly, we have lost another native Termitani.  Sam Sansone was the husband 
> of my second cousin, Alice Mascari.  He was the son of Andrea Sansone (b. 
> June 3, 1896 in Termini, d. Mar 29, 1983 in Termini) and Maria Grazia 
> Papania. (b. in Termini, d. Dec 1974 in Termini)  As noted in the obituary, 
> he was born in Termini and his surviving siblings all continue to live in 
> Termini.  His brother, Giuseppe, lives literally around the corner from the 
> Grand Hotel in Termini (on via Tinta, for those of you who have Termini 
> maps) and I visited Giuseppe and his wife, Enza, when our group visited 
> Termini in 2006
> Salvatore Sansone "Sam" Salvatore "Sam" Sansone January 10, 2010 Salvatore 
> "Sam" "Toto" Sansone, 88, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 10, at his 
> home in Syracuse following a brief illness, with his family by his side. 
> Born in Termini Imerese, Sicily, he served in the Italian Army and was held 
> as a prisoner of war by Germany until being liberated by the Americans at 
> the end of WWII. Sam immigrated to the United States in 1954, following his 
> marriage to Alice Mascari Sansone. He retired from construction work in 
> 1983, maintaining loyal affiliation with the Laborers International Union of 
> North America, Local 633, for more than 50 years. At one time, he owned and 
> operated Anna's Coffee Shop, located at 933 South Geddes Street. Sam was a 
> master gardener, growing all kinds of fruits and vegetables, including 300 
> tomato plants each year. No one ever left his home without seedlings to 
> start their own gardens and bushels of fresh produce. Sam greatly enjoyed 
> cooking and making his own wine, tomato sauce and cherry preserves. No 
> celebration was complete without his homemade pizzas, sausages, spaghetti, 
> pasta fagioli, panelle and sfingi. Sam adored his cats and dog, who 
> faithfully accompanied him back and forth to his garden. He could build and 
> repair anything, albeit frequently in a highly unorthodox manner, and 
> enjoyed fishing. After 57 years of marriage, he remained deeply, madly in 
> love with his wife, Alice, who likewise loved him with all her heart. Sam 
> was predeceased by two sisters, Rosa and Maria Sansone. He is survived by 
> his loving wife, Alice; daughter, Marie Grace Sansone of Washington, DC; two 
> sisters, Fana Sansone of Italy and Francesca Sansone (Salvatore Polito) of 
> Italy; two brothers, Fano (Sylvana) and Giuseppe (Enza) Sansone, both of 
> Italy; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. 
> Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 9:15 a.m. from PIRRO & SONS 
> FUNERAL HOME and 10 a.m. in St. Lucy's Church, where a Mass of Christian 
> Burial will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may 
> call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, 1500 Park Street. 
> Dignity Memorial Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits
> Published in Syracuse (NY) Post Standard on January 20, 2010
> http://obits.syracuse.com/obituaries/syracuse/
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