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Samuel Consolazio, 95, Of Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Samuel Consolazio, a resident of Mount Vernon, died Nov. 21 after a brief illness.

He was born June 6, 1920, to Benjamin and Clorinda (Bevacqua) Consolazio. Until his retirement, he owned and operated the Consolazio Drill and Bit Corp., a business primarily involved in providing blacksmithing services and manufacturing.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army 444 Bomb Squadron during World War II, serving in Europe. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for 58 years. He was a former trustee of the Mt. Vernon Hospital, a trustee emeritus of the Community Mutual Savings Bank, a Rotarian and a parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul Church.

Consolazio was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Mary Cimmino.

He is survived by his daughter Rinda (Charles) Petrillo and son Benjamin (Catherine) Consolazio; grandchildren Paul (Laurie) Petrillo, Andrew Petrillo, Samuel (Colette) Consolazio, Matthew Consolazio; and seven great grandchildren.

A memorial Mass has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Mt. Vernon.

Contributions may be made to the Wartburg Foundation, 1 Wartburg Place, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552 in memory of Samuel Consolazio.

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