Saverio (Sam) Porcelli passed away peacefully in his home in New Rochelle on Sunday, December 5 at the age of 98. He was born in Manhattan to Rosina and Tomaso Porcelli the sixth of seven children. He enlisted in the Navy during World War II after which he ran his grocery store, followed by a career as a carpenter. He and his wife of 65 years, Rita, traveled extensively and were very active in the Elks. Sam is survived by his wife Rita, his three children: Susan, Ellen and her husband John D’Amato, Robert and his husband Christopher Chronis; his sister Agnes Murphy and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.