January 21, 2021

Saverio Rocco “Sam” Rupolo

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Saverio Rocco “Sam” Rupolo, age 90, of Rehoboth, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, January 4, 2021. He was the husband of Mary (Feeney) Rupolo to whom he had been married 35 years.

Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late Dominic Rupolo and Teresa (Tavernite) Rupolo.

A graduate of Meriden High School, Sam went on to attend Northeastern University and then Wentworth Institute of Technology where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree. He worked as a Civil Engineer for over 60 years. He was the former Vice President of CE MAGUIRE INC for several years. 

Sam was a proud Veteran of the United States Army having served his country in the 187th Airborne Division during the Korean War.

A skilled guitarist, Sam loved singing, Italian music and food. A true family man, he especially enjoyed time spent with his children, cousins and grandchildren and time spent in his second home in Boca Raton. 

Besides his devoted wife, he is survived by eight children, Linda Funderburk  of Tallahassee, FL, Dominic Rupolo and his wife Gloria of West Palm Beach, FL, Cheryl Rupolo-Gerrish of Worcester, Michael Rupolo and his wife Lori of Shrewsbury, Dr. Thomas Rupolo and his wife Dr. Wende Rupolo of Palm Beach, FL, John Rupolo of Abeline, TX, Gina Brochu and her husband Kyle of Seekonk and Vincent A. Rupolo and his wife Sarah of Los Angeles, CA; one sister, Philomena “Philly” D’Angelo; eight grandchildren, Gary, Taylor, Michael John Jr., Jack, Ava, Aubree and Alex; two great grandchildren, Isabella and Anastasia; one niece, Deborah McGrath and husband Ronnie; one nephew, Nicholas D’Angelo; one great nephew, Michael McGrath; his beloved brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael, Cindy, Jeff, Cheryl and YB; his best friend and cousin, Dr. John Rupolo and many loving cousins and extended family.

His Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 PM in Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Due to current occupancy restrictions, please be mindful that guests may have to wait outside while others pay their respects. Burial will be private. For tributes and directions, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

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