Samuel Ventimiglia, 88, of Gloucester, husband of Mary A. (Guarino) Ventimiglia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Sam was born in Gloucester on November 13, 1928, the son of the late Francisco “Frank” and Madeline (Scola) Ventimiglia.
He was a Class A fish cutter with a reputation for being the fastest and most talented at his skill. Throughout his career he worked at Fabet Fisheries, Harbor Cove Fisheries, Empire Fish Company, North Atlantic Fisheries, Standard Fisheries, and Lucky Fish.
He was an avid sport fisherman who enjoyed several select locations along the Cape Ann shoreline. He especially liked fishing for striped bass for which he won many trophies and awards. He was a lifetime member of the Gloucester Elks Lodge #892 and a social member of the Vittori Rocci Post in Beverly, Mass. where he and his wife, Mary, spent many Saturday evenings dancing with friends. He and Mary also enjoyed traveling and taking cruises to places such as Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Aruba, and the Caribbean Islands.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; and two children, Francis J. Ventimiglia and his wife, Laura, and Madelyn Maker, all of Gloucester; his grandchildren, Mark F. Ventimiglia and his wife, Laura, Matthew T. Ventimiglia and his wife, Arlene, Michael A. Ventimiglia, Francis J. Ventimiglia II and his wife, Clarissa, Maria Juden and her husband, Daniel C. II, Michael Loiacano and his wife, Donna, and William Maker; his great-grandchildren Israel J. F. Ventimiglia, Violet R. Ventimiglia, Thomas M. Ventimiglia, Tyler H. Ventimiglia, Maximilian J. Ventimiglia, Xavier F. Ventimiglia, Lyla L. A. Juden, Daniel C. Juden III, Sophia Loiacano, and Christopher Loiacano. He is also survived by his sisters, Grace Simpson, Vincie Woodhams, Joanne Serio and her husband, Joe; his brother, Philip Ventimiglia and his wife, Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, John Ventimiglia and Frank Ventimiglia.
His funeral service will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester on Wednesday, July 5 at 10 a.m. A visiting hour will precede the service on Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. The burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: St. Ann’s Church, 60 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  July 3, 2017