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.