85, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2011. He was born in Patterson, NJ on February 13, 1926. Sam was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, friend and companion. Sam is survived by his 6 children – Tom Lapadura, Joanne Lapadura (Dean Walker), Jeanine Lapadura, Angelo Lapadura (Poopsie), Sherry Irwin (Warren), Julie Sossaman (Mark), his longtime girlfriend Geraldine Green, 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and his dogs Dixie and Tia. Sam is preceded in death by his wife Estelle Lapadura, 6 sisters and his parents. Sam’s love and laughter will be missed by so many. Rest in peace and always know you will never be forgotten. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, June 23 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.