Pietro Sammarco, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on April 16, 2014. He was 93.
Pietro was born on January 12, 1921 in Italy to the late Salvatore and Christine (Leo) Sammarco. He worked for many years as an operating engineer in the construction industry. He was WWII Army Veteran who saw action during the Battle of The Rhineland. He was a member of the American Legion Post 8.
He was predeceased by his wife the former Elvira Gallo whom he married on December 14, 1947. She died on November 18, 2005.
He is survived by a daughter, Christine Amori of New Rochelle; four sons, Charles of New Rochelle, Peter of Florida, Ralph of Connecticut, and Michael of Yorktown; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister Rita Carpanzano and a brother Frank Sammarco
Visiting will be Saturday 3-7pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Pl, New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Lung Association.