Zappulla, Salvatore "Sam," of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 90 years of age.
Loving husband for 64 years to Mary (Lazzaro).
Beloved son of the late Vincenzo and Rose (DiPerri).
Devoted father of Vincent and his fiancé Leanne and Dana and her husband Steve.
Cherished "PAPA" of Nicole, Taylor, Tyler, and Alexandra.
Dear brother of Sebastian "Benny."
Sam was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He instilled to his children and grandchildren that it was all about "FAMILY" and he routinely reminded them. Sam is a US Army Veteran during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged. He worked as a machinist and later as a production control manager for over 40 years. He was an avid baseball and basketball player in his younger days and remained a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.
Family and friends will honor Sam's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, East Boston, on Tuesday, June 21st from 4:00 to 8:00pm and again on Wednesday at 8:30am at the funeral home before leaving in procession to St. John the Evangelist Church on Winthrop Street, Winthrop for a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial followed by Entombment at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum, Everett.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, VA registration Office, Room 1575B, JFK Federal Building, Government Center, Boston, MA 02203.
Disabled American Veterans
Va Reg Ofc, Rm 1575B, JFK Fed Bldg, Gov't Ctr, Boston MA 02203