Salvatore "Sam" Viviano

  • Born: May 5, 1932
  • Died: June 5, 2019
  • Location: Romeo, Michigan

Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons

54880 Vandyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Tel. (586) 677-4000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Salvatore "Sam" Viviano, of Romeo, died June 5, 2019, at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township. He was 87, born in Detroit on May 5, 1932, to Catherine and Sam Viviano. Sam graduated from St. Joseph High School in Detroit in 1950, playing football and also boxing for the Catholic Youth Organization.
He entered the military service in 1952, proudly serving in the U.S. Army for two years and earning a Bronze Star Medal for his bravery in the Korean War.
On June 9, 1962, Sam married Jean (nee Mulcahy), who he called his "one and only." Sam was an avid Michigan fan, a trait he passed down to his children and grandchildren. But he cherished family above all else. Everyone who knew him had a story to tell and benefited from his humor, strength, work ethic, humility and caring nature. He is survived by his wife and children Steve (Cindy) Sieniarecki of Mount Clemens; Theresa (Paul Wilson) Viviano of Poland, Ohio; GraceAnne Viviano of St. Clair Shores; Samuel (Sandra) Viviano of Shelby Township; and, JoAnne Viviano of Columbus, Ohio (who apologizes for having to put the name of that city in his obituary). He also is survived by 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and many, many other fans. Sam was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, William and Thomas Viviano.

Visitation is 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons (Shelby Township), 54880 Van Dyke, at 25 Mile Road, with a scripture service at 7 p.m. He will lie instate from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. time of Mass on Monday at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 343 S. Main St. in Romeo.
Interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Memorials to the VFW or American Heart Association are appreciated.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear just now of Sam's passing. I have fond memories from my childhood growing up alongside Sam Jr in Romeo, Michigan. I know that he will be sorely missed.

Posted by John Borowski - Holly, MI - Friend   August 21, 2019

Sam was a good man with a great sense of humor. May he rest in peace. Go Blue!

Posted by Jeff Sorgeloos - family   June 10, 2019

My prayers go out to you and your family for your loss.

Posted by Helen waltman - st clair shores, MI - Acquaintance   June 10, 2019

Dear Jean and family. I thought Sam was a lovely, good-humored man and I'm so sorry that you have lost him. I remember fondly the few chats we had on your front porch. Sending you my love and sympathy.

Posted by Donna Folland - Romeo, MI - Friend   June 09, 2019


I will miss seeing you every morning when I was walking my dogs. It was always a pleasure to talk to such a kind man. You will be greatly missed. Cathy Parrinello

Posted by Cathy Parrinello - Bruce Twp, MI - Neighbor   June 09, 2019

We will miss you walking up and down Gates Street at 9 AM most mornings! We had many great short talks as our walking paths crossed.

Posted by Alfred Kresse - Bruce Township, MI - Neighbor   June 08, 2019

University of Michigan football will not be the same for me without Sam. He has been parking on my lawn since I moved in several years ago. He was my first parker. He always greeted me with a huge smile and a hug, and sometimes lovely donuts or Pringles. Through Sam I met his whole family, and my thoughts are with Jean and all the children and grandchildren. I will miss him and his exuberance and joy. He made football Saturday more fun.

Posted by Susan (Sue) Doyle - Ann Arbor, MI - friend   June 08, 2019

May we continue to honor and respect all the lessons we have learned; acting as living symbols of a loving spirit. You are in our prayers.

Posted by The Wujek-Calcaterra Family - Shelby Township, MI   June 07, 2019

We lost one of the great ones. Had a great influence over my life. Honor, loyalty, trust were trademark traits of Sam's. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with you and you family. Love, Joe and Eileen

Posted by Joseph Mulcahy - Southwest Harbor, ME - Family   June 06, 2019

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