June 1, 1928 to February 23, 2014
TURIN – Santo J. “Sam” D’Ambrosi, 85, of NYS Route 26, died Sunday morning, February 23, 2014 at the Lewis County General Hospital, after a short illness.
A Funeral Mass will be said at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville, with Rev. Christopher Carrara, officiating. Calling hours will be Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville. Spring burial with Military Honors will be in the Old Glendale Cemetery. Per the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Parish Office, 5457 Shady Ave., Lowville, NY 13367; or to Lewis County General Hospital Dialysis Fund, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367 or to the Lewis County General Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.
He is survived by his loving partner in life for over 47 years, Joanne, a son, Patrick D’Ambrosi and his companion Lynnette Parker and her two sons, Ethan and Jarrett, of Turin, a daughter, Kristiane and her husband, John Bauer of Marcy, NY; a brother, Angelo D’Ambrosi and his wife Vincenza of Rome; a sister Rose Shoemaker of Rome; two grandchildren, Courtney D’Ambrosi and Evan Bauer; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister and two brothers-in-law, Jean and Herbert Jeror and Ronald Shoemaker.
Sam was born in Rome, NY, on June 1, 1928, a son of the late Angelo and Nazarena Montova D’Ambrosi. Sam joined the Army in 1946 while in school and was stationed in Japan during WWII. When he returned home, he graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1948. He worked for ROAMA at Griffiss AFB in Rome before moving to Turin, there he met his loving wife. Sam and Joanne were united in marriage on June 11, 1966 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville. Together with his wife, they owned and operated a popular establishment in Turin, The Crossroads, for 12 years. Sam then worked at Kraft Foods in Lowville, NY, for 16 years before retiring.
Sam was an active member of his community. He was a communicant of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Houseville. He was a past EMT for the Turin Volunteer Fire Department and was a ski patrolman for Snow Ridge for over 30 years. He was a former village trustee for the Village of Turin. He was a member of the Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, Lowville VFW, and member of the South Lewis K of C. Sam was a former member of BPOE #1605, Lowville Lodge. He enjoyed the outdoors, canoeing in the Adirondacks, skiing, golfing, playing tennis and racquetball, and camping. He also enjoyed photography, collecting cameras and antiques.
He took great pride in his wife, children and grandchildren. Sam will be remembered for his beautiful smile, generosity, perpetual happiness and kindness to all.
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