Sam Tatro Sr.
Sam Edmund Tatro, Sr., 87, of South Burlington, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at his home in South Burlington. He was born on December 21, 1929, in Burlington, son of the late Harry and Melba (Ward) Tatro. Sam had been employed with Vermont Transit as operations manager for 46 years. He proudly served in the Vermont National Guard. Sam was an avid fan of both the Boston Red Sox and New York Giants. He enjoyed deer hunting. In his later years he just enjoyed being at camp and doing all the cooking for the hunters. You could often find him going to the Scott family farm and helping where he could whether it was strawberry picking, delivering mums, or riding the tractor. He looked forward to Christmas and being the Santa handing out gifts. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s ball games and giving a point or two. Sam donated many hours of service for 13 years at the UVM Medical Center, Dialysis Program where he helped the nurses and staff, who loved him. He was also a loving caretaker for his wife Alberta for many years. Sam missed maple sugaring with his good friend and he will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his two sons Sam Edmund Tatro, Jr. and wife Georgie of Essex, Gary Tatro and wife Lisa of St. Albans, two daughters Melba Chase, Lynda Moralee, both of Florida, his sister-in-law Betty Tatro of Williston, seven grandchildren Jason Tatro, Amy Quaglietta and husband David, Tammy Cerroni and husband Brian, Scott Chase and wife Jenna, Tyler Tatro, Stephanie Banfield and Justin Banfield, six great grandchildren Gabby, Sam, Christopher, Chase, Madeline, Liam and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his wife Alberta’s children, William Scott and wife Donna, of North Ferrisburg, Marjorie Jerger and husband Pete of North Ferrisburg, VT, Gary Scott of Port Henry, NY, Lynda Bolduc and husband Andre of No. Ferrisburg, VT, David Scott of Richmond, VT, Watson and wife Debra Scott of New Haven, VT, Charmaine Godin and husband Kenneth of Bolton, VT, and Deborah Preston and husband William of Richmond, VT, 28 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Leonard Scott predeceased him in 1991,
He was also predeceased by his first wife Mary Rose (Mongeur) Tatro in 1992 and second wife Alberta (Martin) Scott in 2002, his three brothers Harry, George and Everett Tatro.
Per Sam’s wishes there will be no visiting hours held. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Pius X, Essex Center, at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017, with Reverend Charles Ranges, S.S.E. officiating, followed by a reception and luncheon at St. Pius X. A committal service for family and friends will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the family lot in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington. Memorial contributions in Sam’s memory may be made to Camp-Ta-Kum-Ta, 77 Sunset View Road, South Hero, VT 05486. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.