Sam was a voracious reader, and enjoyed golfing with his buddies, fishing with his grandchildren, nature photography, alligator hunting, and painting wildlife and landscapes in oils. He was a member of the Vero Beach Art Club. Back in the day, he was a regular at The Bayside and The Esquire bars in Revere. Sam personally designed the family home at Lake Shore Park on Lake Winnepesaukee, and was admired for his countless talents. As he often pointed out to everybody, Sam was “The Best” at anything he chose to do.
Sam was married to his beloved Leona Petrucci, who passed away in 2008, and is survived by his children and their spouses, Maureen Beaupre of Fernandina Beach, Fla., Ken Petrucci of Newburyport, Mass., Lisa Petrucci of Seattle, Wash., Linda Petrucci of New York, N.Y., and Steven Petrucci of Peabody, Mass.; and numerous grand and great-grandchildren. The Sambuca di Amore liquor company will also mourn his passing.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service to honor Sam will be held at a future date.
He enjoyed watching the manatees swim around Fort Pierce, so memorial contributions may be left in his name to The Manatee Observation and Education Center, 480 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950, or www.manateecenter.com/index.php/support.