Sam J. Vazzano

Sam J. Vazzano

Dec 18, 1919 – Feb 5, 2017

World War II Veteran; Chief Petty Officer, served on the U.S.S. Long Beach. Preceded in death by grandsons, Joseph and Anthony. Survived by wife of 74 years, Frances J. Vazzano; daughters, Jean Wooten (Dave) and Kathy Vazzano; son, Joseph M. Vazzano (Joni); 9 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Michael Vazzano (Beverly); nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 5pm to 7pm at Christ the King Catholic Church, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, Feb. 9th at 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503. Memorials will be directed by the family.



  • Kristiane Hooper Posted February 6, 2017 9:06 am

    Keeping you in our thoughts. Peace be with you.

  • John Risolvato Posted February 7, 2017 12:49 pm

    As I read the notice on the passing of Sam, I thought what a wonderful life he had, but at the same time, I was equally saddened by his passing. As a child and later as an adult, you never think that day will come when a parent(s) is/are no longer with you. I know that age and illness take their tow over time, and we think about the limited time left, but when it happens, it still is an unbelievable hurt. I lost my dad 6 years ago, and there is never and will never be a day I don’t think about him or tell him I love him. I have no words to give comfort, but I know this much he is still with you, and always will be. He is your father and spouse, and you are part of him, and that won’t change!

    May God Bless and keep you!

    John Risolvato

  • Sharon (Bisbee) Anania Posted February 8, 2017 11:12 am

    Frances and family, I am sending your my condolences because I know how difficult his death is and will be. Keep your treasured memories close to comfort you as you walk this path of grief. May he Rest In Peace .

  • Patricia Ann Toscano Posted February 9, 2017 7:45 am

    My prayers are with all of you as you mourn the lass of a great man. I pray for him, too, that he is resting in the loving arms of God. While you mourn his absence from this life among you, keep him present with many memories and stories. Special greetings to you, Kathy. We were in school together at Cabrini. I’m sorry I don’t live closer to be able to come to the funeral. Peace and Prayers, Sister Patricia Ann

  • Michael O’Keefe Posted February 9, 2017 2:11 pm

    Jean, I was very sorry to read about the death of your father in the newspaper. I’ll remember you and yours in my prayers to help you through this difficult time. May God bless. Michael OKeefe, Ryan High, “64”.

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