Sunday, October 06, 2002

Obituary: Sam A. Fedele - Class of 1930

MADISON [Wisconsin] - Sam A. Fedele, age 90, died peacefully on Friday, October 4, 2002, at UW-Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 30, 1912, in Madison, Wisconsin, son of Peter and Loretta (Tedesco) Fedele. He graduated from Central High School, Madison in 1930. He was united in marriage to Mary Stassi on June 26, 1937 and enjoyed 51 years together until her passing on November 28, 1988. Sam owned and operated a filling station on West Washington Avenue, now the site of his medical clinic, Group Health. He then owned and operated Fedele's Supper Club at the end of Park Street until 1965, and then finally working at his brother's business, Fedele Tire Shop where he eventually retired. Sam was an avid golfer and used to go to many UW Badger football games. He was a member of St. James Parish and a long-time member of the Italian Workmen's Club. He is survived by his beloved children, Loretta Bryan of Middleton, Peter (Sharon) and Carolyn, both of Madison, and Kathy (Gary) Harper of Fitchburg; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Tina (Bob) Samuelson of St. Louis, Missouri; several nieces; and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his parents; two sisters, Lucille Hansen, and Anne Cuccia; and a brother, Joseph J. Fedele. Visitation services will be held on Monday, October 7, 2002, at 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at FITCH LAWRENCE SANFILLIPPO, 6021 University Avenue, Madison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at the ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1128 St. James Court with Father Dushack officiating. There will also be a visitation at the church from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Cottage Grove Road. No flowers please. We love you dad, and will miss you. Say hi to mom and give her a hug for us. Fitch Lawrence Sanfillippo Cress 238-8406

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 6, 2002; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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