OBITUARY

Salvatore Carpenteri

March 6, 1929April 9, 2018

Old Lyme- Surrounded with love family and friends, Salvatore J. Carpenteri passed away on April 9, 2018. Sal was born in Hartford on March 6, 1929.

Moving to Niantic in the 70’s, he founded the Lyme Tavern which he ran for 37 years. He started out with little, but with determination, a gift for conversation and love of people, he made the Lyme Tavern what it is today. Not content with retirement he went on to open the Rustic Café in East Lyme.

Sal is survived by his wife of 25 years, Judith Carpenteri. He is also survived by his daughters Deborah Carpenteri Morris and her husband Richard, Tara Russell and her husband David. Sons Steven Carpenteri and wife Rebecca, Richard Carpenteri, and Anthony Paruszewski and his wife Erin; grandchildren Brittani Morris-Kane and husband Matthew, Dayne Steele, Christopher Carpenteri, Trey and Grant Russell and Ava and Elle Paruszewski. Great grandson Maddox Kane; and younger sister Delores Stefano; and his dear friend Emmett Douglas.

Sal was predeceased by wives Constance Carpenteri and Patricia O’Donnell-Carpenteri, and granddaughter Kelly Ann Carpenteri.

Sal had a zest for life and lived it to its fullest, and like the Frank Sinatra song “did it his way”. He took cues from no one and had a spirit and look all his own. He truly came alive when he was behind the bar and talking sports or politics. He loved to travel but especially to Las Vegas and Aruba where he enjoyed the sun and casinos.

To know Sal is to love Sal. He will be truly missed.

Please join the family for a Celebration of Sal’s Life on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 5:30 -7:30 at the Lyme Tavern, 229 West Main Street, Niantic, Connecticut.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Center of Hospice Care, 227 Dunham Street, Norwich, Connecticut 06360.

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Leslie Brigham

April 10, 2018

I met Sal through my husband, Jack...they were buddies from Hartford. I fell in love with this man the day of introduction!
Such a generous, soft spoken, admirable gentleman.
Sal did us the honor of being our best man at our wedding.
We shared many times together and I am just heartbroken I won't see him out front of the Tavern sitting inhis chair, chatting with the guys at the hot dog wagon......
Perhaps he and Jack are hashing over old times up there right now
I heard the bells, so I know he got his wings
RIP SAL, until we meet again.....

Biography

Old Lyme- Surrounded with love family and friends, Salvatore J. Carpenteri passed away on April 9, 2018.
Sal was born in Hartford on March 6, 1929.

Moving to Niantic in the 70’s, he founded the Lyme Tavern which he ran for 37 years. He started out with little, but with determination, a gift for conversation and love of people, he made the Lyme Tavern what it is today. Not content with retirement he went on to open the Rustic Café in East Lyme.

Sal is survived by his wife of 25 years, Judith Carpenteri. He is also survived by his daughters Deborah Carpenteri Morris and her husband Richard, Tara Russell and her husband David. Sons Steven Carpenteri and wife Rebecca, Richard Carpenteri, and Anthony Paruszewski and his wife Erin; grandchildren Brittani Morris-Kane and husband Matthew, Dayne Steele, Christopher Carpenteri, Trey and Grant Russell and Ava and Elle Paruszewski. Great grandson Maddox Kane; and younger sister Delores Stefano; and his dear friend Emmett Douglas.

Sal was predeceased by wives Constance Carpenteri and Patricia O’Donnell-Carpenteri, and
granddaughter Kelly Ann Carpenteri.

Sal had a zest for life and lived it to its fullest, and like the Frank Sinatra song “did it his way”. He took cues from no one and had a spirit and look all his own. He truly came alive when he was behind the bar and talking sports or politics. He loved to travel but especially to Las Vegas and Aruba where he enjoyed the sun and casinos.

To know Sal is to love Sal. He will be truly missed.

Please join the family for a Celebration of Sal’s Life on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 5:30 -7:30 at the Lyme Tavern, 229 West Main Street, Niantic, Connecticut.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Center of Hospice Care, 227 Dunham Street, Norwich, Connecticut 06360.