Samuel Oliva

Samuel Sabino "Sammy" Oliva

Thursday, March 9th, 1922 - Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Samuel Oliva, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Samuel Oliva

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Samuel's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Samuel's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Samuel Sabino “Sammy" Oliva 98 years of age, of East Boston passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Born in Italy, he was the beloved son of the late Carmen and Antonetta (Guanci) Oliva, and step son of Ines Brancati. Loving husband of the late Gilda (Filippone) Oliva. Devoted and loving father of the late Theresa A. Oliva, Jeanette Champion and her husband Lee of Nahant. Cherished “Papa” of Gregg Champion and his wife Margo of Florida, Keith Champion and his wife Ismeyly of Winthrop, and Brad Champion and his wife Kelly of East Boston. Adored “great Papa” of Zoe, Everett, Julian, Adrian, and Jack. He is survived by a loving brother, sisters, nieces, and nephews.

During a long and hard-working life, Sam served his country in the US Army in the Pacific during WW II; owned and operated a fruit and vegetable business at Quincy Market; then worked his way up to become an engineer at the Massachusetts State House and Chief Engineer at Boston City Hall. He was also a proud member of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.

Due to the Covid19 Quarantine, his daughter Jeanette and son in law Lee will honor Sam with a private military burial at Puritan Lawn in Peabody. There will be a celebration of his life at a later date.

Donations may be made in Samuel’s name to St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis TN 38105-9959
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Samuel Sabino "Sammy" Oliva, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Samuel

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Samuel Sabino "Sammy" Oliva.


Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Samuel here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Samuel
0 trees have been planted in memory of Samuel Sabino "Sammy" Oliva

Jackie Wilkes

Posted at 08:49pm
Sammy was an amazing man, Always putting a smile on my face. I am so saddened to hear he has passed. Sammy loved to sing, tell jokes and just be silly. He is our angel now and I am sure he will always be looking down and guiding us. He was very proud to fight for our country in WWII and stood tall saluting the American flag, I love you Sammy .Rest in peace , fly high.
The Wilkes Faimly

Annette Correnti

Posted at 09:22am
Keep smiling uncle Sammy, you will be missed, love you.Neice Annette!😭❤

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: