Samuel Gabriele

Samuel Vincent "Spooner" Gabriele Sr.

Thursday, April 6th, 1933 - Friday, August 9th, 2019
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Samuel Vincent Gabriele, Sr., “Spooner”, age 86 of Swarthmore, PA died Friday, August 9, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family.

Born and raised in Leiperville, PA, he was the son of the late Nicola and Loretta (Frattarola) Gabriele. Sam and his wife built their home and raised a beautiful family residing in Ridley Township for the past 58 years.

Sam was a proud alum of Ridley Township high school where he graduated as Salutatorian of the class of 1951. He was employed by M/A/I Systems and formerly worked at Baldwin Locomotives, Community Transit and Wilke-Lexus. He served in the United States Army.
Sam (Angel) Gabriele was a member of Lamokin Pinochle League, Amvets Post 777 and Vauclain Firehouse. He was a director/coach of football and baseball for Swarthmorewood A.A. from 1966-1973 where he also started the girls softball team. Sam was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan, golfer, and bowler. He was a member of St. John’s Chrysostom and former member of Notre Dame de Lourdes Parish where he served as an usher.

Sam is predeceased by his brother James and sister Marie (Tom) Barkett.
Survived by his wife of 60 years Marie (Sarisky), his children Paul (Nancy), Samuel (Jennifer) and PattyAnn (Dan Coons) Gabriele, his brother John (Maria) and in-law Diane Gabriele. Also, by his grandchildren Amber, Geena, Vincent, Nicholas, John and Montana. As well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral Mass on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 am at Saint John Chrysostom, 605 S Providence Road, Wallingford.

Visitation on Tuesday from 7-9PM and Wednesday from 8:30-9:15am at Kevin M. Lyons Funeral Service, 202 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden, PA.

Interment will be Wednesday at Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.

Donations in his memory may be made to Main Line Health Hospice-240 North Radnor Chester Road, Radnor, PA 19087-5174.

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Mark Griffin

Posted at 01:24pm
Family: I worked with Sam at MAI/Basic Four...10 years. He was a valuable professional, but even more he was a good, kind and gracious man.
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Love, JoJo, Chet, Dale and family

Posted at 07:59pm
Peace, Prayers and Blessings, Sammy.
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Paul & Janet Ithen

Posted at 12:07pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Godbey family (Jennifers sister)

Posted at 10:10am
Our deepest sympathy to your family. What a wonderful man and life he had. He will never be forgotten.
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Josephine Reader

Posted at 10:32am
I have so many memories of Sammy. I loved him and his gentle ways. My favorite memory is him and Marie taking me to the beach with them and Sammy covering up like a mummy so he wouldn’t get sun burn! ♥️

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