|Birth: ||Jun. 29, 1910|
|Death: ||Oct. 5, 2002|
Salvatore Morici "Sam" is the son of Pietro Morici 1865 – 1941 & Anna Divita 1870 – 1917. His parents imigrated from Italy to USA in Sept of 1907 with their three children, Girolamo "Jim" Morici 1893 – 1964, Angela Morici 1895 – 1960, & Francesco "Frank" Morici 1899 – 1977. They didn't speak a work of English. They came for the American Dream. That dream was cut short in 1917 when thier mother Anna DiVita died from the Plague that 10% of the population had died from that year. Sam was only 7 years old and his younger brother Joe was only 4 years old. His sister Angela became like a mother to them. His Dad moved with the young boys to Pennsylvania be closer to family, the Ventureulla's. His Father decided to go back to Italy in 1920 with the young boys to find a new wife.
Sam lived in Campo Felice Di Roccella for the next 6 years until at the age of 16 he decided he would come back to Chicago rather than join the Italian Army. He went to school to learn English, worked as a soda pop distributor, and later had a beer route. His father returned in 1929. Sam asked permission of Frank Panzica a grocery store owner if he could date his daughter Mamie. He gave the Ok. Sam took her to a picture show, her mother had to come with to sit in between them. They did get married on June 27, 1931 in a triple ceremony. Salvatore Morici & Mamie Panzica, Mamie's brother Angelo Panzica & Pyllis Blasco, & Mamie's mother and father, Frank Panzica & Rose Viola Panzica renewed their vowes on their 25th wedding anniversary. Sam & Mamie have two children Anna M. Morici and Peter S. Morici. He was a very loving husband, father and Grandfather to many. He was the foundation of our family. He kept with his Italian traditions. Sam and Mamie lived to celebrate 71 Wedding Anniversary's together. We miss them so much. After his retirement from Glidden Paint he made his home in Mesa, Arizona.
Salvatore Morici Obituary Chicago Tribune
Salvatore Morici, of Lake Geneva, WI, formerly of Palatine and Barrington, former Chicago Beer Distributor many years and later with Glidden Paint Co.; loving husband of Mamie Morici, nee Panzica; dear father of Peter (Lillian) Morici of Fox Lake and Anna (Jack) Pease of Lake Geneva, WI; fond brother of Annette Morici of St. Charles and the late Angela, James, Frank, Joseph, and John; loving grandfather of Salvatore (Midge) Morici of McHenry, Jack Pease Jr. of Johnsburg, Jeffrey Pease of Lake Geneva, Diane Boand of Barrington, Margaret (William) Bock of McHenry, Susan Morici of Johnsburg and Diane (Michael) Stekl of McHenry; devoted great-grandfather of 16; great-great-grandfather of three. Resting Friday, October 11, 2002, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the K. K. Hamsher Funeral Home, Ltd., 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake (in the Chapel on the Lake) where Funeral Service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Entombment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. Memorials for the American Diabetes Association. Info: 847-587-2100.
Pietro Morici (1865 - 1941)
Anna DiVita (1870 - 1917)
Mamie Panzica Morici (1914 - 2003)*
Angela Morici Glorioso (1895 - 1960)*
Frank Morici (1899 - 1977)*
Salvatore Morici (1910 - 2002)
All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum
Created by: Diane Boand
Record added: Sep 16, 2009
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