Sam J. Namio, 96, passed away peacefully, April 20, 2015 at The Willows Nursing Home.
Sam was born in Palermo, Sicily September 11, 1918 the second son of Frank and Anna (Montaperto) Namio. He came to the United States when he was ten years-old and graduated from Longfellow Grade School and West High School. He served in the U.S. Army 510th Ordnance Company and was a sharp shooter honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal Tech 5. He began a career as a printer with Webcrafter Printing Company in Madison, retiring in 1980.
Sam is survived by five nieces, one nephew, six great nieces, five great nephews, five great-great nieces, ten great-great nephews, one great-great-great niece, many Montaperto cousins and an "adopted" nephew and friend, Bobby Hassett.
He was preceded in death by: his sister Angeline Caravello; brothers, Joseph Namio and John Namio; three nieces, Geraldine Royko, Josephine Terzich, and Stephanie Anderson; brother-in-law, Stephen Caravello; and sisters-in-law, Caroline Namio, and Ethelyn Namio.
Although he never had his own family he treated all of his nieces and nephews as his own showering them with his affection, home cooking, fresh grown produce, and a safety net that gave them a place to live, a sympathetic ear, and the comfort of knowing his door and his heart were always open to them.
His family thanks the staff at Emeritus at Legacy Gardens and The Willows Nursing and Rehab Center for providing loving care with dignity.
Honoring his wishes, no formal visitation or funeral will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Geri Royko Memorial Scholarship Fund, Edgewood High School, 2219 Monroe St., Madison, WI 53711.
Rest in peace, dear uncle, you have earned it along with all our love.