February 6, 1962 – June 10, 2018
Salvatore Giuffrida, 56, of Hicksville, New York, passed away on Sunday, June 10th at Winthrop Hospital surrounded by family.
Salvatore was born to Alfio Giuffrida and Angela Oddo in Catania, Sicily on February 6th, 1962. He had five siblings: Anna, Gianni, Rosetta, Paolo, and Pina. As a young man he worked as a baker and enjoyed playing soccer, card games, and pool. He met his wife, Rosemarie Giuffrida (nee O’Leary), while working at the American Naval base in Catania. He moved to America in 1986 and married Rose on May 1st, 1987. In New York he worked as a baker and then later as a cook in Italian restaurants. He was an action movie aficionado and loved sitting outside listening to music. Everyone who met him loved him and will remember him for his sense of humor, gregarious personality, and excellent cooking skills.
He is survived by his wife Rose, daughter Cristina Lambros and son-in-law Michael Lambros, daughter Angela Coulter and son-in-law Cuan Coulter, daughter Michelle Giuffrida, and grandson Evander. His death is preceded by his parents and brother Paolo.
Visitation will be held at Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Home in Hicksville, NY on Wednesday, June 13th. The afternoon session will run from 2:00PM to 4:00PM, and the evening session from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.
Funeral mass will be held at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Hicksville, NY on Thursday, June 14th at 11:00AM. A private cremation ceremony will be held for the immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a memorial donation to the Sons of Italy Foundation in Salvatore’s name. Link here: https://www.osia.org/donate-sif/
- Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Funeral Mass Thursday, June 14, 2018
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June 12, 2018
Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow for Sal’s sudden passing, and the pain you’ve all been enduring. My family and I only had the pleasure of meeting dear Sal back in 2015, just prior to Cristina and Michael’s lovely wedding. As Sal's tribute aptly stated, everyone who met him loved him and that couldn’t have been more true in our case. One minute we were all strangers, and within an instant following bear hugs and kisses all around prompted by Sal, we felt like family. I specifically recall Sal's attentiveness to the elders during the entire weekend events. It left us all with a lasting memory, not only for the beautiful occasion it was, but for the warmth we received.
Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. – Terri Guillemets
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Sal, and the entire family, will remain in our hearts and prayers.
On behalf of the Lambros/Amrhein Family, we send our deepest condolences to all, and especially Rose, Cristina & Michael, Angela & Cuen, Michelle and sweet little Evander.