Andover — Salvatore A. Savinelli, 105, of Methuen and formerly of Andover, died March 29, 2013, at his home. Born in Lawrence, “Sully” was the son of the late Angelo and Maria (Laurenza) Savinelli.
He was a graduate of Lawrence High School and Northeastern University, where he earned a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and later became certified as a professional engineer. During World War II, Salvatore was a supervisor at the Hingham Shipyard where he trained women to become ship fitters and crane operators in the mass production of the Destroyer Escort and the Landing Ship Tank crafts. Afterwards, he joined the engineering staff at Western Electric and remained there until his retirement in 1972.
“Sully” was a quiet, devoted, family man. Thoughtful and intensely supportive of education, he sent all of his children to college and assisted other family members in their academic pursuits as well. He loved being informed. It was important to him to know what was happening in the world. He enjoyed reading the daily papers, news magazines, and watching the evening news. He had a fondness for opera, See’s chocolates, and Asti Spumante. He especially loved being in the company of his family and beloved wife Betty. He will be greatly missed.
“Sully” is survived by his children Sandra Carr of Andover, Alan and his wife Nancy of Dana Point, Calif., Susan Bisbee of Kensington, N.H., and Gina Savinelli of Exeter, N.H., as well as six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be private and memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice. For online condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.