DANVERS, MA - Salvatore Ciaramitaro, 80, of Danvers, formerly of Gloucester, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at his residence.
He was born in Gloucester on June 7, 1937, son of the late Antonio and Frances (Lucido) Ciaramitaro.
In his early years, he worked at Heritage Industries, in Peabody, then at Ann & Hope, in Danvers, and lastly at Stop and Shop, as a bagger, and carriage handler. He was so proud to take the train to Gloucester to a job he truly loved. He was a devout Catholic, and his Italian heritage was very important to him.
Sal attended the Rainbow Adult Day Program, a place that brought him much joy. He truly loved cooking, dancing, movies and listening to opera. He often sang karaoke, and his favorite song to sing was "That's Amore."
He was a member of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union #1445, North Shore ARC, and the Cape Ann Bowling League, where he won many trophies.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his sisters, Mary Ciaramitaro, and Antoinette "Etta" Balestraci both of Rockport; his brother, John Ciaramitaro, of Beverly; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews; and his many friends at Northeast Arc, in Danvers.
His funeral will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, on Thursday, February 8, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.
The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester.
A visitation will be held prior to the service on Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in is name to Northeast Arc, 64 Holten Street, Danvers, MA 01923.
For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 5, 2018