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Obituary - Samuel J. LaPolla

Samuel J. LaPolla

Date of Passing: November 30th, 2009

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Mr. Samuel J. LaPolla, 60, of Utica, entered into eternal life on Monday, November 30, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center after a long illness. He was born and educated in Utica, the son of the late Samuel and Mamie Rinaldi LaPolla. On September 25, 1981, Sam married Maria Ferrio in St. Agnes Church, a blessed union of 28 years. Outside of his rough characteristics, Sam was truly a very loving and giving person who would take the shirt off of his back for anyone. He was employed by the New York State Department of Transportation as a truck driver and dispatcher, retiring in 2001 due to illness. Sam was a communicant of St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church, a long time member of the CSEA Union and was a devout Yankee fan. Sam is survived by his beloved wife, Maria; his son, Samuel P. LaPolla, at home; his aunt and godmother, Eleanor Dudek; his uncle, Anthony LaPolla, Frankfort; his in-laws, Anthony and Sylvia Carlo, Sauquoit; and several nieces and nephews, especially Carlo Jay Cardarelli and wife, Maribel, and their children, Carlo Jay, Jr., Cara, Alex and Devin, of West Palm Beach, FL. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Rosemarie Cardarelli and Angela Rescigno. His canine "best friends", Mia and Chino, will truly miss him. Sam's family extends their appreciation to the nursing staff of the ICU at St. Elizabeth Medical Center for their dedication and compassionate care. Calling hours for family and friends will be held on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd., Utica/New Hartford. A celebration of Sam's life will take place at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Father Anthony LaFache officiating. Private interment will take place in St. Agnes Cemetery.

Condolences:

Marie, I am so sorry to hear about Sam. I have been sitting here remembering all the times with Mamie and Sam. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son.
Kathy Vincent Gunsolus

oh my god marie how sad...can you believe this is kathy rocks wife in florida and beverly lopez is at my house...she goes out with anthony arcuri which is rocks brother...i am so sad for you, your husband was such a wonderful and gentle man...i use to love him coming over to see my mom and dad and the way he called my dad uncle slip!!! you are in my thoughts and prayers...god bless
kathy arcuri

so sorry to hear about the death of your husband...i heard of it while i am here in florida i will see you when i get back my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family
beverly lopez

so sorry to hear about the death of your husband...i heard of it while i am here in florida i will see you when i get back my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family
beverly lopez

so sorry to hear about the death of your husband...i heard of it while i am here in florida i will see you when i get back my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family
beverly lopez

Marie and family, I was so sorry to hear and read of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. janet
Janet Bebee

My Dear Mamma Marie,Sammy.. My thoughts and prayers are with u both..You are on my mind Mamma.. Love You, Hil
Hilary

Dear Marie & family we are sorry about your loss, our thoughts and payers are with you and your family at this time of need.
Dana & Peg Muzzy

Dear Marie And Sammy,Sam was a great neighbor and became my freind. I will miss him deeply! He always was willing to ask me over and had a heart of gold towards me and my family. I will always look back of him driving around and filling me in about the latest in the neighborhood. He will be deeply missed by me and my family. He was known as having a rough exterior but having a heart of gold. When he lost Mickey, his little dog named after Mickey Mantle. He quickly picked up affection for Chino and Mina, his new canine freinds. I will deeply miss you Sam and your freindship. I know God has you in his graces. May God look after your family and may you rest in peace.
Kevin Bollinger &Family

Sammy, Rest in peace. Our prayers are with his wife and son. God Bless You. Ed and Jackie Seymour from Tampa, Florida
Jackie @ Ed Seymour

sammy iam so sorry to hear about your father dont worry god will take care of him he was a good man
JAY DOTI

Dear Marie & Sammy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will truly miss Sam's chat at the bank. He truly was a generous man and will be missed by us. Thank you again for opening your hearts to Chino. May God Bless You, Marty, Sue & Family
Sue & Marty Bell

Marie and Family: We would like to send our deepest condolences to all of you. Sammy was a part of our lives many years ago and he was a great person. Even though we did not see each other very much, we always thought about him. Whenever he would see any of us, he would always give a wave and a smile. We will miss him. Our love to all. May God Bless you in your time of need. Laura J. Carvelli Mucurio and Family, Anthony J. Carvelli and Patty Fraccola Williams
Laura Jean Carvelli Mucurio

sam you wll be missed, my prayers are with you and your family
jay

Marie and Sammy I am so sorry to hear about your loss, my prayers are with you. Colleen Baris
colleen baris

DEAR MARIE AND SAMMY, WHEN I READY THE OBITUARY IT SAID SAM WOULD GIVE YOU THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK, THAT WAS SO TRUE.HE WAS A VERY GENEROUS MAN.MATERIAL THINGS WERE NOT IMPORTANT TO SAM,AND THAT ALONE MADE HIM A VERY SPECIAL PERSON. MY LOVE GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR SON ,LOVE FRAN DOTI
Frances Doti

Marie and family, Tom and I are so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Flo and Tom DeSimone
Flo DeSimone