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“I just heard of Sam's passing and wanted to send my thoughts and memories of him. I arrived in Burlington, VT. at the age of 18 as a young aspiring...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Sarina Bachleitner - New York, NY

“The feelings of helplessness can seem overwhelming when coping with the loss of a dear loved one. However, you can draw comfort from the Inspired...Read More »
2 of 39 | Posted by: L L - Atlanta, GA

“Alice, sorry to hear of your loss. I know Sam will be missed by all his family and friends, he was a great guy. ”
3 of 39 | Posted by: Rich Bokan

“Alice and family, Greg and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will always cherish our memories that we had with you and Sam. Greg and Debbie...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Greg and Debbie Kelley

“I worked at the Ramada Inn in the 1970's when Sam played there with his trio. Amazing musician and even more amazing man. Fast forward 35 years or so...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: Kelly Dowe Engelman

“Sorry to hear the news of Sam's passing. He was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor. Our condolences to his family. ”
6 of 39 | Posted by: Jim Condon - Colchester, VT

“I had the pleasure of knowing Sam since the early 80's when he worked at South Burlington Chrysler. We bonded quickly over music and boxing in...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Paul S Goldman

“Alice, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are a woman of great strength and you are surrounded by love from family and friends. My thoughts are...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry for your loss Alice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely John and Kathy Coolidge ”
9 of 39 | Posted by: Kathleen Coolidge - Colchester, VT

“He gave the warmest hugs and smiles whenever we met...which wasn't often enough. I send my deepest sympathy to his loving family. ”
10 of 39 | Posted by: lorrie colburn - burlington

“Worked with Sam many years ago but remember he was always smiling. A goodnatured fellow who always found a way to make you laugh. My condolences to...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Dennis Cappuccilli - Jericho, VT

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
12 of 39 | Posted by: Anne Bemis - Burlington, VT

“I am so sorry for your loss. Sam was a wonderful friend for many years. I moved away but every time I came back I looked my friend up he was like a...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: Jo Ann Rondeau

“We are in California and so can't be at our friend Sam's funeral. Richard was part of the Society of Seven with Sam and played the drums with him. He...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: Richard & Rhoda Becker

“Alice... so sorry for your loss!! You and Sam were an amazing couple. He will be missed. ”
15 of 39 | Posted by: Carmen & Phil

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Although your grief may seem unbearable, know that God wants to comfort you. Pour out your heart to him in prayer and...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Such a kind man, and a good friend to my dad from back in the day at So. Burlington Chrysler Plymouth. My thoughts and prayers go out the your...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Carrie Campbell - So Burlington, VT

“To Sam's family:As an old musician, a fellow-Philadelphian, and a long-time member of Vermont Jazz Ensemble, I remember Sam with affection as a...Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: Frank Kochman - South Burlington, VT

“Such a special person in Burlington! Always a smile and a good word for everyone.Sam Will be missed! ”
19 of 39 | Posted by: Mary Jane McMahon - Burlington, VT

“Dear Tanya, Dean and FamilyOur deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Condolences and prayers are sent to you all ”
20 of 39 | Posted by: Emese & Mike Madigan - Essex, VT

“Uncle Sam was such an amazing influence on my life. I regret not having more time to fish with him or listen to his wonderful stories. He reached out...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Takara Matthews - Fleming Island, FL

“I met Sam just once but still recognize him as that charming gentleman who was so gracious and proud. A good man has left our midst. ”
22 of 39 | Posted by: Pam MacPherson - South Burlington, VT

“Sam was a wonderful Friend and a great guy! ”
23 of 39 | Posted by: Carollee Reynolds - Winooski, VT

“So sorry to hear this about sam.i worked with Sam at heritage.he will be missed.RIP Sam ”
24 of 39 | Posted by: raymond landry - lady lake, FL

“Sammy - what a bright light - will miss you, friend ”
25 of 39 | Posted by: Moishe Lumumba - Burlington, VT

“Sam, I am so blessed to have had you as a brother-in-law. You always made me feel like you cared about me and my family. You were a second dad to my...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Dorothy Kilby-Turcotte - VT

“Uncle Sam...what a guy!! Always funny and so loved by all. We'll miss you! ”
27 of 39 | Posted by: Alan & Tammy Fleming - CT

“My condolences to all of the family. A bright light has gone out, but heaven has gained a true star.Sam -I will miss your smile and how it would...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: Michael Golden - Bristol, VT

“Dear Alice, Tanya, and family - I remember first meeting Sam back in the 70's at the old Captain Mallett's in the Bay where he was performing......Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: Patricia Eno - Essex Junction, VT

“Dear Alice and family, I was so saddened and shocked to hear of Sam's passing. I've worked with him for many years at Heritage. He will be greatly...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Jenn Yustin - South Burlington, VT

“RIP Sam ”
31 of 39 | Posted by: Karan Francalangia - Charlotte, VT

“I knew Sam from his days at the Ramada Inn. My parents were part owners and I worked at the front desk. My parents would enjoy dinner and then went...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Toni - South burlington, VT

“Dear Alice and family:My deepest sympathy goes out to you and yours . May it help to know that others care. Remember all of the joy that Sam gave you...Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: Marti Tudhope - Burlington, VT

“I loved Sam the day I met him. Funny I even cried at Alice and Sam's wedding. They were tears of joy that my little sister, born on my 7th birthday...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Robert Kilby - Loudon, NH

“Rest in peace. ”
35 of 39 | Posted by: Natalie Strothers - Copperas Cove, TX

“I will always remember his smile, laughter and love of music...xoxoxox ”
36 of 39 | Posted by: Kara Besaw (Palm) - Milton, VT

“I will always remember his laughter, smile and love for music....xoxoxo ”
37 of 39 | Posted by: Kara Besaw (Palm) - Milton, VT

“Dear Alice Samantha and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of a wonderful man, I remember how much of a wonderful Dad he was to Samantha when I was...Read More »
38 of 39 | Posted by: Patricia Sweeney - VT

“Dear Alice, Samantha, Tanya and family, We are so sorry to learn of Sam's passing and hope you will find comfort in each other. I am so happy...Read More »
39 of 39 | Posted by: A friend


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Samuel was born on December 1, 1940 and passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Samuel was a resident of South Burlington, Vermont.

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