GLENBURN - Samuel "Sam" David Pavento, 62, of Glenburn passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 27, 2016, after losing his battle to a stroke. He was born on November 26, 1953 in Milford Massachusetts, the son of Vitrana ("Vickie") and Augustino ("Gus") Pavento.
Sam grew up in Milford and was a member of the class of 1971, Milford High School. Sam played varsity baseball and football in high school and played third base for the Shrewsbury, MA American Legion Baseball team.
Sam graduated from the University of Maine with a B.A. in Physical Education and a minor in History. He met his wife Suzanne (Caron) Pavento while working in Madawaska, Maine. They married in 1980 and eventually settled in Glenburn almost 30 years ago, where they raised their only daughter Sara. Sam loved Sue and Sara "to the moon and back." He was a loving and devoted father, husband, son, brother and uncle. He cared deeply about his family, both those near and afar.
Sam was a fun loving, free-spirited person with a big heart and a dry sense of humor. He was generous to a fault and deeply beloved by all who knew him. He was always happiest coaching and watching Sara's softball games. He also loved playing softball, bowling, camping, spending time outdoors and living in Maine. His visits home to Milford and later to Florida to spend time with his parents, brother, nieces and nephews meant the world to him. Sam will be remembered fondly by many.
Sam is survived by his wife, Suzanne and daughter, Sara, as well as his parents, Vickie and Gus and brother, Michael, all of Naples, Florida, and many other extended family members who will all sorely and deeply miss him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary's Church, at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016. Reception to immediately follow in the church hall. A private interment will be held at the Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery.