Salvatore J. Bucolo, 87, had ‘an affinity for plants and trees’

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obit flagSalvatore J. Bucolo, 87, of Hampstead, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Born May 11, 1928 in New York City, he was the son of the late Salvatore Bucolo and Frances Calcavecchia Bucolo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Dora Mazzone.

Sal served in the US Army during the Korean War. He had an affinity for plants and trees, and his family was the most important aspect of his life.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn Bucolo; his daughter, Diane Spoonhour and son-in-law Erich Spoonhour of Hampstead; his grandchildren, Amanda Ross, Kevin Ross, Tyler Ross, Aidan Spoonhour, Abigail Spoonhour and Ethan Spoonhour; and numerous extended family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Church in Hampstead.

Memorial donations may be made, in Sal’s name, to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-215.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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