Samuel Maietta, lifetime resident of Niagara Falls, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence. He was 88. He was born in Niagara Falls on October 9, 1924, a son of the late Carmen and Sperenza (Giove) Maietta. He attended local schools and graduated from Trott Vocational School. In 1949, he married Lucy N. DiFranco and they remained happily married for 59 years until her passing in 2008.
After school Mr. Maietta joined the National Guard and then began to work as a Machine Operator for Kimberly-Clark until the plants closing. He then worked for the Niagara Falls Board of Education until his retirement. Mr. Maietta was a longtime member of Prince of Peace Church and he enjoyed golfing, gardening and bowling in the retirement league. He also played basketball for Kimberly-Clark.
He is survived by three children, James C. (Marie) Maietta of Niagara Falls, Linda (Joseph) Posta of Milford, CT, and Diane Maietta of Niagara Falls. He is also survived by his sister, Mary (late Nino) Montani of Niagara Falls; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by siblings Anthony, Frank and Joseph Maietta and Theresa Ventry.
Friends may call at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Ave. on Monday from 3-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 AM at Prince of Peace Church, 1055 N. Military Road, Niagara Falls. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Niagara Falls. The family would like to thank the staff at Our Lady of Peace for all their kindness.