New Rochelle – It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Salvatore “Sammy” Daniele on February 14, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Ann Segreti Daniele, proud father of Gregory, Jeanette, Bruno, Filomena, and Anastasia, overjoyed grandfather of Salvatore, Jennifer, Jacob, and Joey, great grandfather of Marshall and Luke, brother of Carmine, Tony, Ralph, Rosemary, and Joseph, who predeceased him, father-in-law to Susan, Stephen, Joe, and Becky, uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews, and loyal friend to countless others. He lost his heroic battle with long term illness on February 14, 2019 at the age of 83.
He was a proud, lifelong resident of New Rochelle, born and raised in West New Rochelle and settled in at 7 Cliff Street, the home he purchased with his wife Ann for his 5 children. Starting as a meter reader and active union member at the New Rochelle Water Company, he worked his way up to earning the position of supervisor. He and his his wife were a team determined to provide their five children with a Catholic education, so he added two more jobs to his repertoire- the Hampshire Country Club, where he started as a young teen caddy and a Friday night Bluebird taxi driver, where he earned a citation for saving a family from a fire while he was on a call. He felt enormous pride in his work ethic and commitment to his family who always came first.
Another important aspect of his life was his faith and dedication to St. Joseph Church. He was an extremely devoted and active parishioner who attended 5 o’clock mass on Saturdays until his illness hindered him and was a member of the Holy Name Society, where he ran the annual golf tournament fundraiser for many years. His belief in God was tantamount to his existence and he passed on and lived his faith everyday.
In his retirement years he took care of his ill wife until her passing, gave back to the community as a Meals on Wheels volunteer, and was a highly enthusiastic card player at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center where he bonded with his buddies and workers.
He was an extraordinary man who lived a life of hard work, deep devotion to his faith, and steadfast dedication to his family and friends. He is now dancing with his wife, embracing his daughter Stacy, sharing a meal and playing cards with his mother, father, sister, and brothers, and catching up with his many friends in heaven. He has left a legacy of love and joy to the many he touched. He died peacefully at Rosary Hill Hospice, where he received such humane and compassionate care that allowed him to die with dignity and honor.
His wake will be held at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons 16 Shea Place New Rochelle NY Sunday 4-7pm and Monday 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday at 10am St. Joseph Church New Rochelle. The family is requesting that donations be sent to Rosary Hill Hospice 600 Linda Ave. Hawthorne, NY 10532 in lieu of flowers. Sisto & Paino Directors