Iritano, Salvatore “Sam”

Salvatore John Iritano, 84, of Farmington, died peacefully on Dec. 16, 2012 after battling a long illness. Known as Sam, he was born on March 21, 1928 in East Boston, MA. Sam dedicated his life to his family. He was a loving father, brother, husband, son and grandfather. An avid participant and contributor in Farmington politics, he always fought for the interests of its citizens. A resident for almost 52 years, he was past chairman of the Board of Education in Farmington, co-founder and former president of the Farmington Tax Payers Association, and served on the Republican Town Committee. He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. And he owned his company, Woodland Insurance, for many years. He was one of six children to the late Joseph and Anna Iritano. Sam is predeceased by his sister Phyllis Hoyt, his beloved son Robert Iritano, and his loving wife Joan Iritano. He leaves behind his daughters Deborah MacCary of Castle Rock, CO and Diane Jacobs of Littleton, CO, his son Steven Iritano of Farmington, CT, 7 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. He also leaves 4 sisters, Katherine Cappezuto, Grace Iritano, Dorothy Canderliere, and Lorraine Iritano Manis. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St, Rt. 4, Unionville, on Tuesday (Jan. 8) from 5:00-8:00pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday (Jan. 9) at 10:00am in the Church of St. Patrick, 110 Main St., Farmington followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, CT. Checks can be mailed to Sandy Hook School Support Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. For more information, please contact United Way of Western Connecticut 203-792-5330.

Calling Hours

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 5:00-8:00pm

Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 10:00am Church of St. Patrick - Farmington


Riverside Cemetery in Farmington

Memorial Contribution

Sandy Hook School Support Fund c/o Newtown Savings Bank, 39 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. For more information, please contact United Way of Western Connecticut 203-792-5330.

7 Responses to 'Iritano, Salvatore “Sam”'

  1. Dana Miller says:

    Dear Deborah,Diane,Steven,

    I’m very sorry to hear about your Dad.

    I knew Sam for only a few years. But it didn’t take me long to realize he was a very nice person. He always treated me with respect and honesty. I am proud to have known him and honored he considered me a friend. If everyone was like him, we would have world peace.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.



  2. Richard Jones says:

    I just learned of Sam’s passing from Father Barry. I worked side by side with Sam throughout the 1960’s. We got together last year for lunch in Farmington- first and last in 35-40 years. I glad I did.
    Sam was a good friend and very reliable co-worker.

  3. Richard Urban says:

    Sam was a wonderful neighbor who always had a kind word and a cheery hello to go along with Barney’s baying. When my wife Kathy and I brought our first daughter home from China in late fall several years ago, Sam showed up a few weeks later with a beautiful pink snow suit. Jonna couldn’t wear it that first year, but it fit the following year and she got a lot of use out of it. Later, her sister wore that same snow suit for at least one snowy Connecticut winter.
    His house was always a must-visit at Halloween. We couldn’t let the kids trick or treat on our street because of the traffic, but every year after hitting up the houses on the residential streets behind us, we’d always stop to see Sam. He had the big candy bars.
    We knew Sam was not doing well this summer, and we stopped by once or twice to look in on him and, of course, to talk town politics. And before we moved in late July, the girls and I had to pay him one last visit before we headed off to Georgia.
    Sam was a unique individual who brought a lot of love to our neighborhood. We missed him after we moved, and now we’ll miss him even more.

  4. Larry Marion says:

    To Steve and all members of the Iritano Family, Sam was truly 1 of a kind. There will never be anyone in Farmington as dedicated to protecting the interests of the Farmington Taxpayers. Sam, at age 80, had more enthusiasm and energy than people 50 years younger than him. He played the major role every year in keeping our Farmington tax increases smaller than they would otherwise have been.
    May he rest in eternal peace as his reward for being an outstanding person who worked so passionately on a variety of worthy causes. Larry Marion

  5. Bob DiPietro says:

    May God bless you and keep you. You and I had a great relationship in public service. You always believed in the spirit of debate. Rest in peace. Be with your wife. Always root for the Red Sox.

    Bob DiPietro

  6. Maria DeJesus says:

    We at the Avon Residence Inn have the privledge to work with his son Steve Iritano, our hearts go out to Steve and his family. The loss of a father will always be felt, but the memories are long and stay within our hearts. Our sympathy to the family and friends who knew Mr. Salvatore Iritano. He will be forever missed.

    Avon Residence Inn

  7. The Federation of Connecticut Taxpayer Organizations is saddened to learn of the passing of Sam Iritano, who served not only the Federation with pride and distinction, but his many constituents in the Town of Farmington as an honorable, astute and devoted crusader for open, honest, and cost effective governments by practicing that which was advocated by Thomas Jefferson – namely, Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty! To his family and friends, to whom he was devoted, we trust the fond memories of Sam’s infectious joy for life will soon replace the sorrow you feel today. Susan Kniep, President, The Federation of Connecticut Taxpayer Organizations

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