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Salvatore "Sam" Centofanti
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1901
Provincia di Teramo
Abruzzo, Italy
Death: May 5, 1981
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Salvatore Centofanti was born on January 1, 1901 on a farm near the small town of Marano,near Sulmona Italy which is located at the base of the Mella Mountains, located 70 kilometers from the capital city of Rome. The exact date of birth is not certain, due the fact it was common for people to record births, deaths, etc. only on their visit to the town of Sulmona which happened on their monthly visits.He enjoyed living on what appears to have been a large farm which included sheep ranching, also. Wine and cheese making was a part of family life on the farm. The farm was so large, that the Italian Army would have military exercises on it. At the age of twenty, he decided he would go to America. Upon arriving in Ellis Island, New York, he took the train to Philadelphia, PA, where he took up bordering at the Letterie household.Salvatore's family had know this family in Sulmona for many years. Annunziata (Nancy) Letterie had babysat young Salvatore in the old country. An interesting fact was that Nancy's maiden name was also Centofanti, but no direct relationship with Salvatore, since it was a common name in that region, like that of a Smith or Jones here in the United States. Paul Letterie helped Salvatore get a job with the Reading Railroad which he was working at, the job was as a mechanic working on the steam engines of that time.He later began to date Paul's daughter Felice. Later they married on June 22, 1922. Obtained marriage license from the City of Philadelphia Records Department which she listed her maiden name as Denio. The couple had eleven children, of which three children passed at a early age, they being Albert, Daniel and Loreta. The other childerem were Joseph, Dominic, Rita, Salvatore Jr., Nancy, Pat, Ronald, and Paul. The family lived on Memphis Street in Philadelphia. As the family grew larger, the house was sold to to Felice's brother, Walter. The family then movred to 2960 Aramingo Ave. also in Philadelphia. In October 1954, the family moved to Northeast section of Philadelphia. Salvatore, worked for the Acme Supermarket for 46 years, as a supervisor in their Bakery located in West Phialdephia. He enjoyed working in his garden, and was a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies Baseball team. He enjoyed making wine as his family did back in Italy. He was very handy in doing home projects, from a early age, intalling a hot water heating system in his house, the 1st onme in the local neighborhood to do that sucessfully. He always had fond memories of his life back in Italay and would tell sotries of his life there to his children.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Felice Letterio Centofanti (1905 - 1982)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Anthony Cintofanti (1925 - 1999)*
  Dominick Cintofanti (1926 - 1984)*
  Daniel Centofanti (1928 - 1930)*
  Albert Centofanti (1928 - 1928)*
  Loreta Centofanti (1932 - 1932)*
  Nancy Ann Centofanti Quinlan (1938 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
DEAREST MOTHER AND FATHER, WHO'S LOVE,TOIL,AND SCARFICE WILL FOREVER BE CHERISHED IN THE HEARTS OF THEIR CHILDREN
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park
Feasterville
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Block"H"Sec 164 Grave 3
 
Maintained by: Paul Centofanti
Originally Created by: Patricia
Record added: Jan 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83910951
Salvatore Sam Centofanti
Added by: Patricia
 
Salvatore Sam Centofanti
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Salvatore Sam Centofanti
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 Added: Dec. 20, 2013
 
 
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