SALATORE J VENTO Born June 20, 1937 Died March 18, 2022
Mother: Josephine Tarantino, born July 27, 1899, died Oct. 1985
Father: Nicola Charles Vento, born November 4, 1891, died Nov. 1967
Born June 20, 1937 at home in South Boston. Seventh child of Josephine and Nicola Vento. His siblings are Joseph, Frank, Anthony, Connie, John and Thomas. He graduated from South Boston HS in 1955, went to barber school in Boston and enjoyed ballroom dancing with his friends.
Sal worked in his father’s barber shop in Andrew Sq. until being drafted in the army in 1960. He served two year with the 356th US Army band at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
After the army he went to Salem State College to become a business education teacher. Graduated in 1967 and began teaching at North Quincy HS for the next 34 years. In 1971 he became department head of business until retiring in 2001.
In 1974 he met the love of his life, Michael Domina and they were together for thirty years when they married in 2004 (when gay marriage became legal in MA.) They spent 32 in Braintree, MA and moved to Hull, MA which became their summer residence and wintered in Bonita Springs, FL starting in 2005. Sal died peacefully at home, during a full moon in the arms of his soulmate.