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John August Spadafora Sr.

March 23, 1957October 24, 2020
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John August Spadafora, Sr., 63, of Brooksville, Florida passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020. He was born in Staten Island, New York to Frank and Gladys Spadafora. He retired as a Traffic Signal Tech Two from Hernando County. He was a mechanic and enjoyed motorcycles, riding his tractor, but most of all he loved being around his family. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Gladys Spadafora, his sister Roxanne Spadafora, his brother Marty Ambrosino and his son Nicholas Spadafora. He is survived by his sons John and Daniel Spadafora; daughter Stacey Spadafora; brothers Mark Spadafora (Nora), Frank and Vincent Ambrosino; grandchildren Anthony, Lillian, Kenneth, Junior, Maddie, Dylan, Nick, Jr., and Benjamin; many nieces, nephews, cousins and his dog Sheeva. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8PM Monday, November 2nd with a prayer service at 7PM located at Turner funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 1PM Tuesday, Nov 3rd at St Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Spring Hill. Burial will follow to Florida Hills Memorial Gardens in Spring Hill.

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David Long

November 3, 2020

On behave of the Hernando County Traffic Signal Division.
Please accept our condolences for the passing of John "Spat" Spadafora.

John was a dedicated public servant who was unselfish in his duties and concern for public safety. He devoted his life and time insuring that his family, friends and public had safe passage on Hernando County roadways. Many nights, during storms and such, John was called upon to make sure this was accomplished. Taking him away from the family he so loved and cared for. Each one us owe John a debt of gratitude for the times he helped us solve some of the difficult issues that can arise during our daily work activities. Every time you drive through a traffic signal in Hernando County, rest assured that John had already been there in his 30+ years, and guaranteed our safety. Thank You Spat.
Rest In Peace our friend...

Sincerely,
David Long
Lance Schwan
Shane Rivers
Barry Singer
Jon Sanchez
Tanner Hilton

Ricky & Anne Perez

November 2, 2020

John may have passed on but his love and legacy will live forever. He had a positive influence on the lives of his family, friends and his community. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.

Kerry Smith

November 2, 2020

It is hard to say goodbye to a friend, brother boss, employee, just another important person in my life. John was all that and more. Books full of memories. I will miss him forever, hoping he doesn't really haunt me as he so often threatened. I know he is happily with all those who have been waiting for him in heaven. With time I know our grief will be healed and found memories of John will be the happy ones, and I look forward to that time.

K O & Lynne

Daniel Tynan Sr.

November 1, 2020

John and the Spadafora family was always so good to me.....John you will surely be missed.....R.I.P. Big John

Edward and Julie Latwinas

October 31, 2020

John was truly a very good friend. He helped me more ways then you can imagine. Always had a joke and a smile to start the day. He would ride his Indian over to my house and we would just talk. I would call John often to see if he wanted to take his bike out for a ride with me and my Harley but he got so bad and I can hear it in his voice that he really wanted to ride but couldn't. I felt so bad for him but we enjoyed talking all the same. I will truly miss him. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family.

Stacey Spadafora

October 30, 2020

My Dad was an amazing father. Growing up we had our differences mainly because I was young & never understood where he was coming from. As I got older & wiser, I realized that he only wanted the best for me and my brothers. My Dad was always there to support us when ever we needed it. We were not a very open family with our feelings which was another downfall to being a Spadafora, but Dad always managed to show his cares in other ways. Even if it was just coming home with a pack of gum. When he became ill he was still trying to figure out ways to support us for after his passing and to make sure everything would be easy as possible. Everyday my father lived he was working and trying to find ways to make things better. My father was the most selfless person I have ever had the opportunity to not only meet but to call him my Dad. He told me so many times how proud he was of me for the woman I grew into. Well today and always, I am very proud to call him my Dad. May you RIP Daddy. I love and miss you always.

Cyndi Hughes

October 26, 2020

Spadafora Family-
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Anita Luehl

October 26, 2020

I was deeply saddened to hear of John's passing. He, Kerry (K.O)Smith and my late husband Bill were great friends and fellow junk car enthusiasts. He bought that big ugly yellow truck from Bill. John always had a huge smile on his face and a friendly word whenever I saw him. I am sure there is a joyous reunion in heaven between John and Bill and they are happily assessing their joint junk car collection on Kerry's old property. God grant his children and family peace.

David & Diane Long

October 26, 2020

Please accept our deepest sympathy...

Watching John buy his new Indian motorcycle as he test drove around the dealers parking lot is a smile that I will never forget on his glowing face.
Eating his homemade Eggplant Parmigiano was absolutely the best tasting food he ever shared.
He will always be remembered in our hearts...

Joanne Rosenblum

October 26, 2020

John is my cousin. I always remember him with a smile on his face and doing something funny to make us laugh. My all time favorite was when we were teenagers and he used to do an impersonation of my father. He had the voice perfect, We would laugh so hard when hearing this.

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