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Celebrating the life of
Salvatore Francis Molella
July 18, 1936 - January 13, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Funeral Mass
  • 11:00 a.m. - Friday, January 19, 2018
  • St. James Catholic Church
  • 8412 Whitfield Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-1523

Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy is with the Molella family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “Psalm 147:3” and “2 Corinthians 1:3” continue to help you get through these most difficult times.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in the scripture found at John 5:28,29. There Jehovah has made a promise that will soon be a reality. I hope this helps. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly , ,

Our prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your dear loved one. May the knowledge of your loved one resting in God's memory as well as your own bring you comfort. Isaiah 33:24

M. Carter, , GA

Dearest Chick & Louie, Donny, David & I send our sincere love and thoughts to you both. Just loved Sal and pray he is with God for all eternity. Much love to all. Donny, Tish & David. Pannozzo

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I was saddened to hear of Sal's( the oldest cousin on my Dad's side) passing. I remember the holiday visits from Poughkeepsie to Millbrook as a child to the house where I spent the first two years of my life. I remember the old mill and the creek across the street. I remember Uncle Chick's garden in the backyard where he loved to sit as the patriarch, a glass of wine in one hand, playing "fingers" with the other. No one could beat him! I always looked forward to Aunt Millie's pumpkin pie, which was a reward at the end of the feast she always prepared. And of course we kids had a ball ....Sal, Louie, Bea and me. I hated to go home and couldn't wait for the next trip back to my birthplace. Louie and Chick, Sal will always hold a special place I'm my heart, as do you guys. I will pray for him.

Andy Nazzaro, Sun City West, AZ

So very sorry for your loss. Word can never express that I know. Please know that I will be saying a special prayer at St Joe's on Wednesday or Sunday. I will probably go on both days..

Still/Dingee, millbrook , ny

To all of the Molellas, I am terribly sorry to hear that Sal passed. He was one of the greatest storytellers of all time, so funny and great fun to be around. I'll never forget the many Memorial Day barbecues at his house, his "Eternal Tap." and how much I enjoyed being in his company. He was truly one of a kind. It hardly seems appropriate for me to say "rest in peace" to the man who was the life of the party. Congratulations on a life well lived, Sal. You brought a lot of love and laughter into so many lives. I will never forget you.

Nicole Fichter Nyberg, Plymouth, MA

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. May the wonderful memories you have of Salvatore bring you comfort during this difficult time and may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.”—2 Thess. 2:16, 17.

S. Love, Snellville, Ga

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. May the wonderful memories you have of Salvatore bring you comfort during this difficult time and may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.”—2 Thess. 2:16, 17.

S. Love, Snellville, Ga

He always treated me like gold. He would call me "neph". He made delicious beer and loved to see people enjoy it! God bless this wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loving family.

Albertini family, Kingston, NY

My thoughts and prayers are with the family . It was truly an honor to take part in the life of Sal. He was a bright spot for me on a rough day. I will miss him dearly but I know one day our paths will cross again. Thank you all for sharing Sal with all of us at Hospice Savannah .

Keisha Duvall, ,

Lou and Gerry we are so sorry about your loss. You and your Family are in our Thoughts and prayers. Rich and Stephanie

Richard Noel, Savannah , GA

Joni and I are saddened by the passing of Sal,he will be remembered, we pray for him and know he is at peace.

DiGiorgio, Savannah, Ga

We would like to extend our condolences on the passing of Sal. Simply said he was a great human being. As a mentor he provided an endless stream of memories. During our exchanges I always remember a devil smile attached at the end of a message, His generosity towards the community and especially the students was done without fanfare. On behalf of the benefactors I want you to know that it was appreciated beyond all measure. He will be missed because in his presence was a better place. Rest In Peace my friend, Matt

Moretta & Matt Salvia, Stanfordville , NY

IBM daily report usually carried a story about Sal . I recall he was an athlete. He made Dutchess County a better place.

Richard McHugh, Salisbury Mills, NY

"Sal" will be dearly missed Mr. Louie, Jerry, Gloria, and Chic have my heartfelt condolences and prayers.

Nadia Harding, Savannah, Ga

Lou and Family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences and sympathy.

Tony Santagati, Beaufort, SC

My condences fo the family on your loss and may the promise of Jesus Christ at John 5:28 bring you hope. Please visit www.jw.org for many more promises.

Henry, , GA

My sincere condolences to the family, after reading about Mr. Molella I know he will be missed dearly. The Bible gives us comfort about the future of death, and it is found at 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26. Death soon will be gone forever an that is the time we are all looking forward to. Continue to comfort one another for now,because soon we won't have to go through this.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family, after reading about Mr. Molella I know he will be missed dearly. The Bible gives us comfort about the future of death, and it is found at 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26. Death soon will be gone forever an that is the time we are all looking forward to. Continue to comfort one another for now,because soon we won't have to go through this.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. (John 5:28, 29) . My deepest sympathy to your family.

Nitha & Family , ,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. Psalms 34:18 tells us that the God of all comfort is "close to the brokenhearted" and Isaiah 25:8 promises that "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." It is our hope that these thoughts will help to ease your sorrow in the days ahead as you cherish your most treasured memories. To receive further comfort from the scriptures please visit jw.org

Chilian family , ,

Salvatore F. Molella, born July 18, 1936.

The oldest son of his deceased parents, Dominic and Amelia Molella, from Millbrook, New York, Sal passed peacefully in the expert and loving care of Hospice Savannah on January 13, 2018.

Sal’s sister Beatrice also predeceased him.  Surviving Sal are his brothers Lou and Dominic (Chick), their wives Gerry and Gloria, of Savannah, and numerous loving nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

Sal was a Korean War era, Marine Veteran, and a member of his local VFW, serving as its Commandant.

A retired IBM employee, active in organizing community events including bringing the Parris Island Marine Corps Band for a small-town USA (Millbrook, New York) Memorial Day Parade and Concert.

Sal will be remembered for his vegetable garden, and beautiful flowers, which kept him connected to his father.  His retirement passion was continuing his Italian Heritage of Winemaking, and hosting large family gatherings in his back yard.

He maintained a keg of beer in his garage fridge painted in Marine Corps Red and Gold, where he flew the Corps colors and the Stars and Stripes with pride.

Sal easily won the hearts of all his caregivers. The family will be forever grateful to his compassionate doctor, Tim Daugherty, and the professional and volunteer staff of Hospice Savannah whom he grew to love.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. James The Less Catholic Church, Savannah, GA, on Friday, January 19th at 11:00 a.m.

Interment will be in Millbrook New York, in the Spring.

Donations may be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc., P. O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy is with the Molella family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “Psalm 147:3” and “2 Corinthians 1:3” continue to help you get through these most difficult times.

, ,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in the scripture found at John 5:28,29. There Jehovah has made a promise that will soon be a reality. I hope this helps. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly , ,

Our prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your dear loved one. May the knowledge of your loved one resting in God's memory as well as your own bring you comfort. Isaiah 33:24

M. Carter, , GA

Candle tribute lit by John & Kerry — Florida

Dearest Chick & Louie, Donny, David & I send our sincere love and thoughts to you both. Just loved Sal and pray he is with God for all eternity. Much love to all. Donny, Tish & David. Pannozzo

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Candle tribute lit by Kirke Murray MCHS 60, — Georgia

I was saddened to hear of Sal's( the oldest cousin on my Dad's side) passing. I remember the holiday visits from Poughkeepsie to Millbrook as a child to the house where I spent the first two years of my life. I remember the old mill and the creek across the street. I remember Uncle Chick's garden in the backyard where he loved to sit as the patriarch, a glass of wine in one hand, playing "fingers" with the other. No one could beat him! I always looked forward to Aunt Millie's pumpkin pie, which was a reward at the end of the feast she always prepared. And of course we kids had a ball ....Sal, Louie, Bea and me. I hated to go home and couldn't wait for the next trip back to my birthplace. Louie and Chick, Sal will always hold a special place I'm my heart, as do you guys. I will pray for him.

Andy Nazzaro, Sun City West, AZ

Candle tribute lit by Andy Nazzaro — Arizona

So very sorry for your loss. Word can never express that I know. Please know that I will be saying a special prayer at St Joe's on Wednesday or Sunday. I will probably go on both days..

Still/Dingee, millbrook , ny

To all of the Molellas, I am terribly sorry to hear that Sal passed. He was one of the greatest storytellers of all time, so funny and great fun to be around. I'll never forget the many Memorial Day barbecues at his house, his "Eternal Tap." and how much I enjoyed being in his company. He was truly one of a kind. It hardly seems appropriate for me to say "rest in peace" to the man who was the life of the party. Congratulations on a life well lived, Sal. You brought a lot of love and laughter into so many lives. I will never forget you.

Nicole Fichter Nyberg, Plymouth, MA

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. May the wonderful memories you have of Salvatore bring you comfort during this difficult time and may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.”—2 Thess. 2:16, 17.

S. Love, Snellville, Ga

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. May the wonderful memories you have of Salvatore bring you comfort during this difficult time and may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm.”—2 Thess. 2:16, 17.

S. Love, Snellville, Ga

He always treated me like gold. He would call me "neph". He made delicious beer and loved to see people enjoy it! God bless this wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loving family.

Albertini family, Kingston, NY

My thoughts and prayers are with the family . It was truly an honor to take part in the life of Sal. He was a bright spot for me on a rough day. I will miss him dearly but I know one day our paths will cross again. Thank you all for sharing Sal with all of us at Hospice Savannah .

Keisha Duvall, ,

Lou and Gerry we are so sorry about your loss. You and your Family are in our Thoughts and prayers. Rich and Stephanie

Richard Noel, Savannah , GA

Joni and I are saddened by the passing of Sal,he will be remembered, we pray for him and know he is at peace.

DiGiorgio, Savannah, Ga

We would like to extend our condolences on the passing of Sal. Simply said he was a great human being. As a mentor he provided an endless stream of memories. During our exchanges I always remember a devil smile attached at the end of a message, His generosity towards the community and especially the students was done without fanfare. On behalf of the benefactors I want you to know that it was appreciated beyond all measure. He will be missed because in his presence was a better place. Rest In Peace my friend, Matt

Moretta & Matt Salvia, Stanfordville , NY

Candle tribute lit by Robin Molella — Minnesota

IBM daily report usually carried a story about Sal . I recall he was an athlete. He made Dutchess County a better place.

Richard McHugh, Salisbury Mills, NY

"Sal" will be dearly missed Mr. Louie, Jerry, Gloria, and Chic have my heartfelt condolences and prayers.

Nadia Harding, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Nadia Harding — Georgia

Lou and Family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences and sympathy.

Tony Santagati, Beaufort, SC

My condences fo the family on your loss and may the promise of Jesus Christ at John 5:28 bring you hope. Please visit www.jw.org for many more promises.

Henry, , GA

My sincere condolences to the family, after reading about Mr. Molella I know he will be missed dearly. The Bible gives us comfort about the future of death, and it is found at 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26. Death soon will be gone forever an that is the time we are all looking forward to. Continue to comfort one another for now,because soon we won't have to go through this.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family, after reading about Mr. Molella I know he will be missed dearly. The Bible gives us comfort about the future of death, and it is found at 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26. Death soon will be gone forever an that is the time we are all looking forward to. Continue to comfort one another for now,because soon we won't have to go through this.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again. (John 5:28, 29) . My deepest sympathy to your family.

Nitha & Family , ,

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. Psalms 34:18 tells us that the God of all comfort is "close to the brokenhearted" and Isaiah 25:8 promises that "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." It is our hope that these thoughts will help to ease your sorrow in the days ahead as you cherish your most treasured memories. To receive further comfort from the scriptures please visit jw.org

Chilian family , ,


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