Samuel "Sal" Crescione

Born: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018
Died: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
Location: Mitchell Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Oct. 31, 2018
Location: Our Lady of the Valley

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 Samuel Salvatore Crescione, age 91, of Easthampton died at home on October 25th surrounded by family and lots of love. Sal was born on January 8, 1927 to John and Sarah (DiCristifolo) Crescione of Brooklyn, New York. As a child, his family moved back and forth many times between Brooklyn and Easthampton. Sal settle permanently in Easthampton when he married the love of his life, Theresa Plante of South Hadley. Terri passed away a year and a half ago and Sal missed her dearly. October 23rd would have been their 70th  wedding  anniversary.

Throughout their marriage, Sal and Terri worked together in Sal’s businesses that included The Terry House, The Terry Club and Clear Falls Recreation Area in Northampton. His greatest love (besides Terri) was Clear Falls. He loved taking care of the land and was still using his pay loader to clear trees from the river at age 86. Sal also worked at Uniroyal, Inc., belonged  to the Carpenter’s Union and worked at the Vermont Yankee Power Plant.


While he will be joining his beloved  wife Terri, Sal leaves behind his daughter Cheryle Campbell and her husband Dennis of Easthampton and his daughter Georgette Piponidis and her husband John of East Longmeadow. Papa  will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Justin Lavelle (Northampton), Alissa Marotto and her husband Kevin (Northampton), Nicole Cantarini and her husband Leigh (Longmeadow), and Elizabeth Jackson and her husband Michael (Stamford, CT). Papa was adored by his seven great-grandchildren: Samuel, Lilah, & William Marotto, Jacob & Nicholas Cantarini, and Scarlett & Simon Jackson. Sal also leaves his two brothers, Bernie Crescione and his wife Marlene of Hawley, PA, and Anthony Crescione and his wife Pat of Margate, FL.


Papa was a strong presence in the lives of all who knew him. He was interested in everything, especially when it involved his family. He never hesitated to share his opinion and you were sure to know his spin on things, whether you wanted to or not. The beauty of it was that he was almost always right. His presence will be sorely missed.


Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, October 30th from 4pm to 7pm at Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Park Street, Easthampton, MA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 31st at 11 am at Our Lady of the Valley Church, 33 Adams Street, Easthampton, MA.  followed by burial in Brookside Cemetery with military honors In lieu of flowers, donation in Sal’s memory may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or  St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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