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Saverio Pozzuto



Saverio Pozzuto, 88, of Longmeadow, beloved husband of Nina (Massa) Pozzuto, passed away peacefully at home on October 29, 2022. Born in Castelvetere in Val Fortore, Italy, he was the son of the late Giuseppe & Maria Rosaria (Iannantuoni) Pozzuto.

“Sal” was an avid marathon runner and often placed in the top of his class. He was an integral part of forming the Greater Springfield Harriers Running Club in 1978. Sal was a huge soccer fan; he loved Napoli and the Italian National team. He worked for American Saw, East Longmeadow for 29 years, and in retirement loved helping at Cerrato’s Pastry Shop, West Springfield, founded by his daughter and son-in-law.

He is predeceased by his brothers, Domenico & Donato Pozzuto and sons-in-law, John “Jay” Condon & Antonio “Tony” Cerrato.

Besides his beloved wife of 63 years, Sal leaves his adoring children, Rosamarie Cerrato of West Springfield, Annalisa Condon of Enfield, Laura Pozzuto of Longmeadow, Lidia Mafuz & husband Moses of Longmeadow, Joseph Pozzuto & wife Jennifer of East Longmeadow, grandchildren, Gerardo & Isabella Cerrato, Joseph Condon, Aleksandro Pozzuto, Lorenzo & Michael Mafuz, and Nicole & Victoria Pozzuto, sister-in-law, Nina Massa along with many nephews & nieces, in both the United States & Italy.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Darren O’Neill, who not only cared for Sal for many years, but also provided support and guidance to his entire family. We would also like to thank Zulma Mafuz, who provided loving support during his final weeks.

Family and friends are invited to visit, Thursday, November 3, from 4-6 p.m., at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust Street in Springfield. Saverio’s burial services will begin Friday morning, 9 a.m. at Tazzini Funeral Home, proceeding to his 10 a.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church in Longmeadow, followed by his committal at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

All expressions of sympathy are welcome.

Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.com for condolences.

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jlistro3
Nov 03, 2022

Laura, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time and wishing you peace. May your loving memories of your dad sustain you in the coming days.

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scolbert
Nov 02, 2022

To Laura and family, sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. May the peace of God which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ our Lord. May he comfort you and give you strength during this difficult time. Shawn Colbert

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Christopher Hodges
Christopher Hodges
Nov 02, 2022

It was with great sadness that I learned of Mr Pozzuto's passing from my Dad- he was a kind and gentle Soul who absolutely loved his soccer! In fact, he attempted to help my Dad, Michael, coach our soccer team back when Joey and I were in grade school. I literally knew nothing of the game- in fact, at one point, I used to eat up red cards at an alarming rate playing defender. "Mr. P! I got one of those red card thingys.... That's good, right??" His exasperation was palpable. That was my one and only year playing soccer before I began playing "American" football. He was one of a kind and will be sorely missed!!

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