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Hargrave Funeral Home

1031 Victor II Blvd, Morgan City, LA

OBITUARY

Sam S. Spitale Jr.

October 11, 1931March 23, 2020

Sam Santo Spitale, Jr., lovingly known to his grandchildren as “Poppie”, was called home to God on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 7:20 p.m. Sam was 88 years old.

Sam S. Spitale Jr. was born in Amite, Louisiana on October 11,1931. He was the quarterback at Ole Miss from 1952-53, then attended Howard University where he graduated as a pharmacist. Sam proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for 2 years. He later moved to Morgan City in 1961 and opened a pharmacy where he was known for handing out mints to kids, joking and helping out customers, and sharing his love for his strawberry wine. In Morgan City he happily met his wife, Linda of 54 years, and lived a wonderful life and was loved by many.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Ann Cutrone Spitale - whom he fell in love with and married July 31, 1965. Their bond brought forth 4 children - Louis Michael Spitale husband of Stacy Whiting Spitale, Gina Spitale Sanford wife of Joe G. Sanford Jr., Santo Sam Spitale III, and Jennifer Spitale Morice wife of Dr. Natchez “Trey” Morice III. His children gave him 12 wonderful grandchildren whom he adored. Angelo, Giuliana, and Isabella Spitale; Carolyn, Mary Margaret and Joshua Sanford; Santo IV “Sammy” and Nicolas Spitale; and Gabriella, Natchez IV “Nate”, Eli, and Gianna Morice.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Santo Sam and Virginia Campo Spitale. Sam was the youngest of 7 children: Cataldo “Tony” Spitale and wife Bessie, Vince Spitale and wife Dorothy, Nick Spitale and wife Catherine, and sisters Frances Spitale Petitto and husband Frank, Mary Spitale Currier and husband Emile. His older brother Guy Spitale still resides in their hometown of Amite.

To all those who knew Sam Spitale knows that he was a loving and devoted husband, father, friend, and Catholic who helped many people throughout his life with time, money, and service to our community.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Wounded Warrior Foundation or The Alzheimer’s Foundation.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the many caregivers, the staff at Journey Hospice, and Hargrave Funeral Home.

Due to the current Corona Virus Pandemic, we will have a family only gravesite service at this time and will have a public memorial service at a later date.

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Donna Percle Clement

March 29, 2020

We are all so sorry to hear of Mr Sam’s passing. He was always so good to our family. Our prayers are with you Ms. Linda, Louis, Santo, Gina and Jennifer.
May your Dad now rest peacefully in our Lords arms.

David & Dale Hartford

March 29, 2020

Sorry for your loss.
I remember going to Spitale’s when it was across from the bus station with my grandpa Adam Blanco when I was little. I can still see him telling your dad JOKES.
He was such a kind person. Always trying to help.
He left y’all with a great legacy ( THE PHARMACY )
My mother Lola Broussard (Adam Blanco’s ) daughter sends her condolences also



Janice Owens

March 27, 2020

I Janice worked for Mr.Sam at the Victor 2 location for 3 months knowing I really needed a job at the time he gave me that opportunity In which I was very grateful.

AL SPITALE

March 27, 2020

TO THE FAMILY OF SAM SPITALE, COUSINS, I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR HUSBAND AND FATHER. IT IS UNFORTUNATE IN THESE TIMES THAT NO ONE VISITS RELATIVES ANY MORE LIKE WE USED TO YEARS AGO. AND I AM AS GUILTY OF IT AS ANYBODY. IN MY BRIEF MEETING WITH SAM SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEARS I COULD SEE WHAT A WONDERFUL , PATIENT AND CARING MAN HE WAS.I KNOW HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED ,NOT ONLY BY HIS FAMILY, BUT BY THE COMMUNITY AS WELL. WISHING ALL OF YOU THE VERY BEST. AL , JOSEPH, CHARLES AND GERALD SPITALE.

Tara Pellerin

March 24, 2020

Mr. Sam was a great person and never met a stranger. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. God bless and Rest In Peace Mr. Sam!

Wanita Pepper

March 24, 2020

I remember going with my Mama, Dahlia Campbell, and my Aunt Viva Dee Peveto to Mr. Spitale’s drug store. We went not only for prescriptions but also his advice when we were sick. I remember him being kind and funny. My deepest sympathy to his family. He will surely be missed in Morgan City - a pillar of his community.

Cynthia Hilliard

March 24, 2020

To my friend mrs.linda my heartfelt sympathy to you are in my Prayers an your family may God give Peace an strength at this time love you ,

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY