Of Revere. Died at the CHA Everett Hospital, with his family by his side following a brief illness. He was 90 years old. Salvatore was born in Mineo, Sicily, Italy. He was raised & educated there. He was married to his wife Josephine (Cardello) in 1956. He was a proud father of his two daughters, and in 1966 they traveled from Italy to the United States, settling in Revere. When Salvatore arrived here in the United States, he began working at Schraffts Candy Co. in Charlestown, before starting his own painting business, where he worked very hard & diligently to provide for his family. He would later work in the produce department in Cerratani’s for several years before retiring, almost 30 years ago at the age of 60. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren & great grandchildren.
He is the beloved husband of the late Josephine (Cardello) Simili of 53 years. Loving father of Anna B. Kulakowski & husband Kerry C. of Lynnfield & Maria G. Simili – Croteau & husband John of Danvers. Cherished grandfather of Sandra L. Campbell & husband Maj. Matthew Campbell, U.S. Army National Guard of Peabody & Caitlyn K. Kohler & husband Richie of Sutton, MA. Adored great grandfather of Ava E. Campbell, James T. Campbell & Emma O. Campbell. Dear brother of Mario & Iris Simili, Pina Simili, Pippo Simili, all of Italy & the late Carmela Bucchieri. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews.
Family & friends were invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, October 21st in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals in Revere. A Funeral Mass was celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.