Salvatore "Googie" Sponpinato
SPONPINATO-Salvatore L. “Googie”, 82, of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, April 30, 2018. Cherished son of the late Joseph “Lefty” and Anna (Simonelli) Sponpinato. Beloved husband of 59 years to Amelia (DeSimone) Sponpinato. Loving father of Anna Robinson and her husband Robert, Gina Mack and her husband William, Lisa Petrillo and her husband Roberto, and Nancy Sponpinato all of Revere. Adored grandfather of Colleen Rossetti and her husband Michael, Harley Petrillo, Jessica Mack and her companion Matthew Catanzariti, James Petrillo, Antonia Robinson, William Petrillo, and Marina Robinson. Caring brother of Adele Ciampa of Winthrop and the late Phyllis “Chickie” Bavaro. Also survived by many loving relatives. Sal was a member of the Knights of Columbus Saugus Order. He had a lifelong love of photography.
Sal was a proud graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1954. He was a retired machinist, and enjoyed passing on his knowledge to apprentices and colleagues. He was a devoted family man, and took pride in providing for his family. Sal and his family spent many weekends taking long drives in his beloved 1964 Chrysler Imperial, foraging for wild mushrooms, hunting for antiques, and vacationing at Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Sal enjoyed nothing more than the company of his wife and daughters.
Family and friends will honor Salvatore’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St. REVERE on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 12PM to 2PM and 4PM to 8PM and again at 9:30AM Friday morning before leaving in procession to the Immaculate Conception Church in REVERE for a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in his honor at 10:30AM. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Salvatore’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the GBS/CIDP Foundation International, 375 East Elm Street, Suite 101, Conshocken, PA 19428 (firstname.lastname@example.org).