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Samuel Oliva

Samuel Sabino "Sammy" Oliva

Thursday, March 9th, 1922 - Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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Obituary

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

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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.
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Annette Correnti

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