Salvatore E. “Sal” Vitanza, CLU, 92, of Stamford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 12, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Sal was born on November 11, 1929 in Cold Spring, NY to the late Ignazio T. and Angelina Arigo Vitanza.
Sal was an award-winning insurance salesman who built a 33-year career with Prudential Insurance, where he rose through the ranks from agent to a regional sales manager. Over the course of his career, Sal was a proud recipient of many national awards for his job performance. In his leisure time Sal enjoyed time with his family and coaching local baseball and football teams in the 1970’s and 80’s.
In his retirement, Sal enjoyed winter months at “Casa Seville”, his home away from home in Venice, FL. While in Florida Sal liked to play golf and attending Yankee spring training games. Sal and Dolores met many new friends at Casa Seville and really enjoyed the time spent there. While in Venice, he also attended Epiphany Cathedral Catholic Church.
Sal is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Dolores Angelo Vitanza, his sons Thomas A. Vitanza and his wife Rebecca L. Stevens and Michael J. Vitanza and his wife Robin, his daughter-in-law Michele Vitanza-Berlingo as well as his loving grandchildren; Michael C. Vitanza and his wife Courtney, Nicholas J. Vitanza, Victoria M. Vitanza and Michael R. Berlingo.
Besides his parents Sal is predeceased by his son, Timothy E. Vitanza, and sisters, Kay Perpetua and Mary Perpetua.
A funeral procession will leave the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 10:00 AM and proceed to St. Gabriel R.C. Church, 914 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Sal’s memory to one of the following charities: American Cancer Society (https://donate3.cancer.org/), St. Jude Children’s Hospital (https://www.stjude.org/donate) or the Wounded Warrior Project (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org).
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