Carchidi, Samuel J (Sam) of Pocasset and formerly of Wrentham. Passed away peacefully February 24th in his 89th year. Son of the late Dominic and Marion (Sinopoli) Carchidi. Married over forty-nine years to the late Nancy J. Carchidi. Predeceased by his five sisters; Angie, Rose, Anna, Jenny and Marie. Survived by his sons Mark and his wife Marcia, Jeff and his wife Cathy, Michael and his wife Becky and daughter Susan O’Toole and her husband Dennis. Also survived by his seven grandchildren; Daniel, Maria, Peter, Samantha, Heather, Max, and Sam. His extended family includes many cousins, nephews and nieces.
Born and raised in Brockton, Sam graduated from Brockton High School class of 1945 and immediately entered the US Army where he served his country at the end of WWII. Upon completion of his service he graduated from Boston University and began a long career with the Commonwealth of MA in the department of Mental Health, retiring in 1987 after over twenty years as the Business Manager for the Wrentham State Hospital.
Sam and Nancy then moved to a home in Pocasset they had built as a summer residence in 1969. Over the next several years they kept busy entertaining their grandchildren, traveling and enjoying the Cape lifestyle until Nancy’s passing in 2005. Sam continued to exercise his mind by working several part-time jobs, finally deciding to retire for good in 2012. He was an ardent Red Sox and Patriots fan who took great joy in witnessing an unprecedented run of championships. He especially enjoyed his annual pilgrimage to Spring Training, where he would engage in conversations with his contemporaries Johnny Pesky and Frank Malzone. His public service included many years of serving on the Finance Committee and Housing Authority Board for the town of Wrentham. He was a past president and proud member of the Wrentham Lions Club for over fifty years and recipient of the Melvin Jones fellowship award for his service.
A man truly committed to family, God and country, Sam’s greatest achievements were as a husband, parent and friend. He may have been a man of few words but his character spoke volumes and was the foundation of all his relationships.
Visiting hours will be held at the Chapman Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth, MA on Sunday Feb 28th from 2 – 6 p.m., and from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 29th at St. John the Evangelist Church, 841 Shore Road in Pocasset. A funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 am. Burial will be at the VA cemetery in Bourne at a later date.
In observance of the Lenten season and in adherence to the strict policies at the cemetery, we ask in lieu of flowers consideration be made to contributions in Sam’s name to either Friends of Wrentham Inc., PO Box 865 Wrentham, MA 02093 or Community Services Inc, 280 Route 130 #A-1 Forestdale, MA 02644.