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Samuel R. Moschella

Samuel R. Moschella

Samuel R. Moschella

A visitation with the family will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, to be followed by a Memorial Service at 2:15 p.m. in the funeral home.  Major Samuel R. Moschella, U.S.A.F., retired, of Palm Bay, Florida (formerly of Revere, Massachusetts), died peacefully on January 19th, 2014.  “Sam” was born on December 10th, 1930 and raised in Revere, Massachusetts.  He enlisted in the Air Force at a young age and served in the Korean War and two tours in Vietnam as a specialist in EOD.  While serving at Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, MA, he met the love of his life, Gale Tutty.  Major Samuel was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and he was a decorated Officer.  Sam’s service and travels brought him all over the world from Europe to Guam before retiring while living in Maryland in 1970.  After retiring, Sam returned back to his roots in Revere, Massachusetts. Sam founded the Chelsea/Revere Home Care Center and became the City Auditor before moving to Florida in 1979.  Sam was appointed the City Finance Director and later the City Manager in Margate, Florida.  He enjoyed playing as much golf as possible.  Sam and Gale moved to Palm Bay, Florida where he was a member at Patrick Air Force base and enjoyed golf at Manatee Cove Country Club.  Sam was also an accomplished writer and wrote and published “Pass In Review,” a realistic fiction novel.  He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.  His passion for his family, his dedication to his country and his never ending desire for the perfect golf game will forever be in our hearts and memories.  Sam was survived by his wife, Gale Tutty Moschella.  He was the loving father to Moira Gianelli and her husband, Stephen, of South Hamilton, MA and Kristine Murray and her husband, Tim, of Beverly, MA.  He is the grandfather to Michael, Nicolas and Alexander Gianelli and Griffin and Colin Murray.  He was the youngest child of six to Carmine Moschella and Josephine Sorrentino.  Sam is survived by one sister, Louise DiBlasi, and one brother, Carmine Moschella, and many nephews and nieces.  A military memorial service and burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at a date to be determined.  A Celebration of Sam’s life was held at the home of dear friends, Brent & Joe Libasci, on Thursday, January 23rd Palm Bay, Florida.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Sam’s name may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Florida, Inc. 1040 Woodcock Rd, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803 or online at www.kidneyfla.org or The American Cancer Society at American-cancer.com.

Services

Visiting Hours

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 from 12 – 2 p.m.

Memorial Funeral Service

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. in the Funeral Home.

Interment

Arlington National Cemetery, VA at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sam’s name may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Florida, Inc. 1040 Woodcock Rd, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803 or online at www.kidneyfla.org or The American Cancer Society at American-cancer.com.

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