Mr. Samuel Anthony Bosco, 96, a resident of Bonita Springs, formerly of Massachusetts, passed peacefully into Eternal Life during the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 28, 2023, while in the comfort of his residence, with his family at his bedside.
Born on Monday, January 10, 1927 in Dighton, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Anthony and Lillian (Wyatt) Bosco. He was educated in the Brockton schools.
He left his studies prior to graduating in order to enlist with the United States Navy during the Second World War. Mr. Bosco not only proudly served our country, but he also went on to make naval life a career for some twenty-two years; re-enlisting and earning the rank of Chief Petty Officer at the time of his Honorable Discharge from military duties. He and his family called many locations home during his tenure with the Navy.
Upon return to civilian life, Mr. Bosco was employed as a health agent for the Massachusetts Board of Health in Hingham. He later would be elevated to Chairman of the Board of Health, a position he held for several years. Fraternally, he was a member of the American Legion, Post #0462 in Massachusetts. Devoted to his Catholic faith, he held membership in Saint Leo Roman Catholic Parish, Bonita Springs.
In his youth, he was an avid bowler and was a member of the Vega Club league in Brockton. Loving sports and physical activity, he also enjoyed playing golf, baseball, ping pong, billiards and boxing. He, along with a number of neighborhood friends and fellow sailors, rehabilitated the family homestead by hand, proudly making the purchase a home for his family. In his spare time, Mr. Bosco was an avid reader and would often share his books with family and friends.
Above all else, Samuel is best remembered as being a consummate family man. He was a loving devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his adoring family. His physical presence will be greatly missed by all those he touched in this life. He and his wife, the former Barbara L. Barnes, celebrated seventy-two years of married life together on June 25, 2022. Theirs is a love story for the ages, with memories of the couple dancing in their kitchen to Frank Sinatra or his favorite, Johnny Mathis while their children looked on.
Left to cherish the memories they keep of him in addition to his beloved wife Barbara at home, are the couple’s children, Donna F. Bondi and her husband Edward of Randolph, MA; John Bosco and his wife Patricia of Bonita Springs and Maine; Deborah Price also of Bonita Springs and Maine and Michael Bosco along with his wife Theresa of Maine. Grandchildren, including Melissa Johnson and husband Seth; Sean McCormick and wife Caitlin; Brian McCormick; Michael Bosco and wife Melissa; Jason Bosco and wife Beka; Janelle Bosco; John Price and wife Juliana; Samantha Bosco and Daniel Bosco; Eighteen great-grandchildren; Several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
The Naples location of Baldwin Brothers Funeral and Cremation Society is honored to care for Mr. Bosco and his family at this time. Those wishing to share online words of comfort or a fond memory with the family, are encouraged to do so on his memorial page.
We spent time with You and Uncle Sam when we were growing up. I will always remember the family holidays and love I felt when we were together. You and Uncle Sam have a love that is rare and real. You are loved, admired and will be greatly missed Uncle Sam ♥️
So very sorry for the loss of your Dad and Grandpa. This obituary was beautiful and expressed what a very special man he was. I’m sure you have so many special memories to make you smile. Blessings to you all.
So very sorry to hear the news about your Dad. Warmed my heart to read that they danced in the kitchen - my mom and dad did too! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Denise & John Buote
Love, Daniel "DJ"
We are so saddened to hear about your dad. A beautiful obituary. It
sounds as if you'll have many terrific memories.