|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1913|
Provincia di Siracusa
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 2008|
NEW BEDFORD — John Sampieri, age 95, died Saturday, October 11, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Thelma Jennings Sampieri who died on Sept. 30, 2008. They had been married for 64 years.
Born in the Province of Siracusa, Sicily, the son of the late Franzo and Josephine (Visilli) Sampieri, Mr. Sampieri immigrated to the United States when he was fourteen months old. His family settled in Wakefield, MA.
He was a graduate of Wakefield High School and Hub Academy in Boston. He began his hair dressing career working for Gustave LaStaiti in the hair salon of Cherry & Webb Department Store. It was there he met his wife Thelma.
Mr. Sampieri was owner and operator of Pierre's Hair Salon located on the 7th floor of the First National Bank building in New Bedford for decades. He retired when he was 87 years of age and enjoyed his retirement years with his wife.
He was a World War II veteran serving in the Coast Guard. He was a past member of the American Legion Post #0307 and also a Past President of the Dartmouth Lions Club.
He and Thelma loved the time they spent together in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. They also loved sitting together at the breakfast table watching all the activity at the bird feeders.
He is survived by two sons, John Jennings Sampieri and his wife, Gail of Dartmouth and Paul David Sampieri of Martha's Vineyard; a grandson Jay Jennings Sampieri and his wife, Amy of Charlestown, MA; a granddaughter, Sara Jane Sampieri of New Bedford. He was also the brother of the late Frank Sampieri and Constance Roche.
Private funeral services are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Lloyd Center for the Environment, 430 Potomska Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02748 or to the Allen's Pond Audubon Center, 1280 Horseneck Rd., Westport, MA 02790.
Obituary published in the Standard-Times Oct. 12, 2008
Thelma Jennings Sampieri (1920 - 2008)*
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Created by: D J Pimentel
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