Salvatore G. “Sam” Persico - February 26, 2019

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 RAVENA – Salvatore G. “Sam” Persico entered eternal life Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at home on his 85th birthday with his loving family by his side.  Sam was born and lived in Ravena all his life and attended Ravena-Coeymans High School.  He was the son of the late Bernardino and Assunta Persico.

     Sam worked for the former NY Central Railroad for 10 years and retired in 2003 from LaFarge Cement Co. after 41 years of service.  Sam enjoyed Texas Hold’em poker and was an avid NY Yankee and Giants fan.  His true joy in life was his family, his devoted wife, loving children and cherished grand and great-grandchildren.

     Survivors include his wife Carol A. Burnett Persico; children Lynda (Martin) Persico Lombardo, Salvatore Jr. (Jill) Persico, Sandra (Rocco) Losavio; grandchildren, Samantha Bailey, Nicole (Shawn) Harris, Amanda Persico, Rocco, Alexandra and Gianna Losavio; great- grandchildren, Ryan and Aiden Harris and Logan Church; and many nieces and nephews.  Sam was predeceased by his brothers Frank, Elmer, Anthony and James Persico and sister Josephine DeMatteo.

          Friends and family may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Saturday March 2nd from 10 AM- 12PM.   Funeral will follow at 12 PM at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Sam may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.