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Obituary - Salvatore J. (Sal) Cannerelli

Salvatore J. (Sal) Cannerelli

Date of Passing: February 8th, 2008

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Salvatore J. (Sal) Cannerelli, 90, formerly of Arthur Street, Utica and Heloon Drive, Clinton, passed away Friday, February 8, 2008 in Marlton, NJ, with his family by his side. He was born November 4, 1917, in Syracusa, Sicily, the son of the late Sebastian and Maria Aly Cannerelli. At an early age, along with his family, he came to the United States, settling in Utica. Mr. Cannerelli attended Utica schools and also attended medical training at Fort Sam Houston, TX, while in the army. Sal was a Sergeant with the US Army during WW II and also served as a Medical Technician, stationed in Ledo, India, where he was in charge of the medical wards under Colonel Wood. On October 5, 1946, at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, he married Zina V. Inserra. She passed away April 13, 1973. On May 15, 1976, at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, he married Mary A. LoGalbo. She passed away September 26, 2007. Both marriages were filled with love, joy and commitment. For 42 years, Sal was a salesman with Roberts Hardware in Utica, retiring in 1988. He was a parishioner of St. Agnes Church and was a member of the American Legion Post #229 and Tau Phi Zeta. Sal and his late wife Mary were active members of the Utica Chapter of the Sons of Italy, where they assisted with Bingo to benefit St. Agnes parish. Sal was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by two daughters, Carol A. Cannerelli of Medford, NJ and Elaine R. Paynter of Marlton, NJ; two cherished granddaughters, Emily Paynter and Lauren Paynter, both of Marlton, NJ; a sister-in-law, Betty Cannerelli of Little Falls, NY; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Rachel Salvatore; two brothers, Louis and Joseph Cannerelli; and his son-in-law, David Paynter. The funeral will be Tuesday morning at 8:45 from the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd., Utica/New Hartford and 9:30 from St. Agnes Church, Utica, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment with military honors will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Utica. Calling hours are Monday evening from 5-8.