Samuel Joseph Severino

August 7, 1955 - September 4, 2021

Samuel Joseph Severino, 66, a resident of Cape Coral for the past 30 years, formerly of Parlin, NJ, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 in Fort Myers, FL.  He was born August 7, 1955 in Newark, NJ to William and Anna (Hooker)Severino, now deceased. 

Samuel was an Allstar Little League player for Madison Park before graduating from Cedar Ridge H.S. in Old Bridge, NJ. Sam started his career as an auto mechanic working for his father’s business, Bill’s Auto in Perth Amboy, NJ. He became an ASE certified Master technician working for Goodyear in Menlo Park, NJ before moving to Florida and starting his own business Super Wrench in Cape Coral, FL. Sam enjoyed the track at Monmouth Park and trips to AC. He also loved going to the Jersey shore, fishing, and crabbing with his grandkids. He was an avid Giants fan, too!

He is survived by his two loving children, Melissa Cohen (Nicholas) of Howell, NJ and Nicholas Puccio (Marisol) of Cape Coral; his significant other of 25 years Julie Wilkie of Cape Coral; five siblings, Alice Gerstmann (John) of Phoenix, AZ, William F. Severino, II (Virginia) of Sayreville, NJ, James Severino, Joseph Severino and RoseAnn Acosta all of Parlin, NJ; six grandchildren, Darren, Ethan, Jacob, Breyanna, Maison and Ava; one aunt, Agnes Vigilante of Windsor, NY; one uncle, Al Severino (Sophie) of Troy, NY as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services will be held 5:00PM, Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Mullins Memorial Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL 33916.  The Family will receive friends for a time of visitation at 3:00PM up until the time of service. 

Celebration of Life will be held in NJ at a later date. 

Memorial Contributions in memory of Samuel Severino are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Nicholas J. Puccio Sep 5, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    To My Father, the end came too soon and I wanted to remember the life you lived. From my earliest memories of hanging on your biceps and swinging. You were so strong and were able to lift out car engines by hand. I remember you calling me shakey when I was misbehaving. I loved your stories and the way you told them. You were always hard a working man and had the greatest smile and laughter. The day you met my mom and had two children, myself and Melissa was the best accomplishment. You are leaving behind 2 children and 6 grandchildren who will cherish the memories and life you lived.

  2. Thomas Puccio Sep 5, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Dear Sam
    You were a great father to my brother Nicholas and my sister Melissa … I’m thankful for what you were able to teach them … It’s sad to see you go but I know you’ll be watching over your family and friends and your memory will live on forever . Rest In Peace … you’ll be in my thoughts 🧡💚🙏

    Love, Thomas Joseph Puccio

  3. William Severino iii Sep 5, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Miss and love you uncle sam

  4. Melissa Cohen Sep 6, 2021 at 5:02 am

    Dear Dad,
    My heart hurts. I will miss you so much and always be “daddy’s little girl”. I will cherish all the loving moments we had together and remember fun times we had.
    Forever your daughter Melissa

  5. Alice Gerstmann Sep 6, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Sam, my brother and my friend. It is with a heavy heart that I remember your unconditional love and generous spirit. You enjoyed the best of times with delight. You overcame disappointment with courage and optimism. You reminded me that life is not about “waiting for the storm to pass, it is about learning the dance in the rain” (Vivian Green). I will treasure the memories of our shared life experiences. I will miss you more than I can say.

  6. Donna Mehl Sep 6, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Sammy, I could never forget all the good times you came with Alice and I to do whatever. It was very special when you told me how you looked forward to being with us because you would have fun., and times were always better with you there. Rest in Peace my friend. I will never forget you.

  7. John gerstmann Sep 6, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Sammy was my brother not by blood but by spirit I got so use to talking to him throughout football season and the Kentucky derby and all the big horse races,we never missed calling each other on our birthdays which today is unique wow calling,ill miss you forever 1 of my best friends.

  8. Jeanette Sep 7, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Sorry to hear about Sam my thoughts and prayers to everyone

  9. Ken Morris Sep 7, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Sending my condolences to the family

  10. Raymond Vigilante Sep 7, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Some cousins you rarely see when you’re going up. That wasn’t the case with Sammy. He was always fun to be around. My deepest sympathies to his family.

  11. Rocky Cotugno Sep 7, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Sam thanks for all the knowledge and help with the Grand Prix. Wouldn’t be running without you. Nick and I learned a lot and at the least Nick enjoyed seeing you for those few hours.. You won’t have to worry about your son. You taught him well.

    God Bless You Sam

  12. Sheree Sep 9, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Blessings to Sammy!
    This is heartbreaking!

    Along with my husband Mike and our sons Thomas and Michael Puccio.

    I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the entire Severino family; including our daughter Melissa, son Nicholas, and our 6 grandchildren.

    Your legacy is our wonderful children! Thank you!

    God Bless

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