April 9, 1923 – January 8, 2019
SEBRING, FL - Salvatore J. Garofalo of Sebring, FL and formerly of Concord, NH died unexpectedly on 1/8/19 at the age of 95.
He was born April 19, 1923 in Lynn, MA. Salvatore was the son of the late Isadore Garofalo and Antonina (Durso) Garofalo of Lynn, MA.
Salvatore graduated from Lynn English High School in 1942. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1942 to 1946, and continued his career in the NH National Guard from 1948 until 1982. Sal retired from the NH National Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer (CW4).
Salvatore held life memberships in national and state organizations: Military Officers Association of the US, Army National Guard of the US, Warrant Officers of the Us, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US, Local VFW Post 1631, Local American Legion Post 21, NH Veterans Association, and National Active & Retired Employees.
He served as State Deputy of NH State Council Knights of Columbus from 1969 to 1971. Salvatore also served as Grand Knight of Council 112 K of C in Concord, NH.
Sal was always interested in the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, having attended many games.
Salvatore was predeceased by his first wife, Irene E. (George) Garofalo, and predeceased by his second wife, Evelyn (Crevier) LeBrun Garofalo of Bow, NH. He was also predeceased by his siblings: Angelo Garofalo, John Garofalo, and Mary Fratangelo.
He is survived by his children: Judith Clinton (Robert) Loudon, NH; Debra McKoan (Thomas) Sebring, FL; Heidi Bouchard of Concord, NH; Michael Garofalo (Deborah) Concord, NH, and Candace Robinson (Michael) Tilton, NH. Sal is also survived by his siblings: Frederick Garofalo of Peabody, MA, and Josephine Mahoney of Lynn, MA, as well as numerous grandchildren, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Christ the King Parish, 72 South Main Street, Concord. Interment will be held in the spring at Evans Cemetery in Bow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, 275 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord, NH.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.bennettfuneral.com
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 22, 2019
January 20, 2019
Sorry for your loss Judy. My condolences to you and all your family.
I have some great memories of both your Mom and Dad growing up on West St. ( all those years ago)! Sending hugs and prayers to all of you.
January 12, 2019
To Heidi,Judy,Mike, Bob and family, Such a kind man. Sal was always an interested ear if there was a problem.
I remember him during the Seabrook situation at the National Guard Armory in Concord. He bent over backward to get some special food for the detainees because there was much they were protesting.
To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. He will be missed.
January 11, 2019
I will always remember Sal as a friend . He and I worked together for the NHARNG . He and I both had season tickets to the Patriots. He would pick me up in Manchester and off we would go to the game, him usually with his wife and me with wife or one of my kids. Sal was the only person I knew that could drive with his eyes closed. I could never understand how he never got in an accident. He was also a mentor of mine in the art of eating. When we might go to a buffet, he would always say to me, "don't eat any breads or vegetables, that will fill you up. Just eat the meats and shrimp." He was a true gentleman and a joy to be around. My sincere condolences to him family. RIP Sal
January 11, 2019
I've known Sal since I was a little girl growing up on Concord St. Our families were close and all the kids grew up together. He and Granny were always warm and loving to all the neighborhood kids. We've been friends for many many years although we don't see each other often, that doesn't erase our wonderful loving childhood memories. Rest in peace Sal and tell Granny we love her.