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Salvatore Lentine

January 2, 2020

Burial Date January 9, 2020

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Salvatore W. Lentine, 87, of Niantic passed away on January 2, 2020. He was the beloved husband

of Rita L. Lentine. Born in New London, he was a son of the late Anthony and Rosaria (Sadie) Lentine.

He leaves behind his wife of 52 years, his two daughters, Maryanne Bowyer and husband Israel, his

grandson Finnegan Bowyer of Stonington, and Kate Lentine of Providence, R.I. He also leaves behind

a brother, Philip Lentine of Waterford, and many nieces and nephews. Deceased family members are

a brother, Joseph Lentine and 5 sisters, Domenica (Mamie) Scripelliti, Susanne Jahns, Jane Ralfe,

Josephine Bananno, and Sally Botchis.

After graduating high school, Sal joined the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War

as a member of the United States Air Force Band. After completing 3 years in the service, he used the GI

Bill to pursue music at the Hart School of Music, later to become part of the University of Hartford.

After completing his studies, he joined the percussion section of the Hartford Symphony. Six years later,

Sal decided to pursue music full time traveling with a band primarily in New England. He met his future

wife “on the road” in 1965. They were married two years later and settled in Niantic.

He was employed at Arwood Corporation, later to become Wyman-Gordon for 18 years as a Quality

Control Tech., but the joy of his life was music. He was a member of the Southeastern CT Symphony

Orchestra for 41 years. He played musical shows, weddings, and nightclub gigs. His group played in the

Lounge at Lighthouse Inn for many years. Music kept him young at heart. Last, but not least, he shared

his love of music and his drumming skills, giving lessons to hundreds of children over the years.

His family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 from 5 to 7 pm at the Impellitteri- Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London.

A Mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 am in St. Matthias Church, 317 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme.

The burial will be private with military honors.


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