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PEABODY, FORMERLY OF GLOUCESTER: Samuel P. Misuraca, Sr., 95, beloved husband of the late Dina (Grosso) Misuraca, passed away on Sunday, November 15, at the Peabody Glen Health Care Center. Born in Gloucester, he was the son of the late Gaetano and Giovannina “Jennie” Misuraca.

Sam grew up and attended elementary school in Gloucester. At the age of 14, he went to work full-time as a fisherman. He was a commercial fisherman for 18 years, until he decided to open his own business. Sam’s Fish Market began in 1953 and operated out of Gloucester; also serving Beverly, Ipswich, and Rowley. He sold his business and retired in 1981. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Beverly, where he resided with his wife, Dina, until 2010. In retirement, he went on to enjoy family and friends, attending social events, dancing, and especially spending time with his grandchildren. In Beverly, he was a member of both the Italian Community Center and the Vittori-Rocci Post, where he and Dina were regular denizens. He became an avid football fan in the late 40s and early 50s, while his brother John “Mizzy” played football in high school and in college. Sam maintained his gridiron enthusiasm through the years and lived to see his grandsons, Ryan and Jack play youth football in the Cape Ann League and at St. John’s Prep. He was also a passionate New England Patriots fan. Sam was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and will truly be missed.

He is survived by his son, Samuel P. Misuraca, Jr. of Shirley; step-daughter, Nancy (Trainor) Lambert and her husband, Andy of Groveland; two brothers, Thomas Misuraca and his wife, Phillis of Gloucester, and John Misuraca and his wife, Pauline of Lady Lake, Fla.; three sisters, Grace Favazza of Gloucester, Mary Parisi of Gloucester, and Catherine Wallius of Gloucester; four grandchildren, Ryan, Jack, Hannah, and Austin Lambert; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. He is predeceased by brothers Vito, Natale, and Joseph Misuraca; and sisters, Helen Misuraca and Vincie Vaiarella; and his former wife, Julia (Amaral) Misuraca.

A funeral service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, on Monday at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Burial will be in North Beverly Cemetery. Information, directions, and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  November 19, 2015
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