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Salvatore "Sam" Garrisi

October 17, 1924 ~ July 6, 2019 (age 94)

Salvatore “Sam” Garrisi was called home to our Heavenly Father on July 6, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Salvatore was born in Detroit, Michigan the 6th child of 10 to Vincenzo and Maria Garrisi. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, brothers Joseph, Vincent, Anthony, Jerome and Stefano; sisters Vincentia, Rosalie, and his son, Salvatore Joseph, (Debra). Sam is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Rosalia Pizzo Garrisi, his sons Vincent (Lori), Joseph (Leslie), daughters Maria (Rick) Tideswell and Nancy Rose ( Mark) Garrisi-Bowman, 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Teresa Hensler and Maria Mattingly. Salvatore was part of the Greatest Generation that survived the Great Depression and served in the war to end all wars, World War 2, as a Seabee in the U S Navy. Upon his return from war, he worked for Chrysler Motors for 38 years and raised his family never straying from the core values of family, loyalty and love of God and Country. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019, 2:00-9:00 pm with Rosary at 7:00 pm at Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights. Funeral Saturday, July 13, 2019, Instate 9:00 am until time of Mass 9:30am at St. Michael Catholic Community, 40501 Hayes Rd., Clinton Twp. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Share a memory at

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