Samuel F. Young of Pomfret Center, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Davis Place in Danielson. He was 84 years old. He was the beloved husband of Maria (Guardiani) Young. They were married in 1955. He was born May 20, 1933 in Webster, MA, son of the late Walter and Laurianna (Duclos) Young. Sam worked for many years for the State of Massachusetts Employment Office as a Job Counselor, which he thoroughly enjoyed, retiring in 1997. He also was employed as a Merchandising Manager for WT Grants in Putnam and at David Lenti in Southbridge, MA. Formerly of Southbridge, MA, he had made his home in the Woodstock Pomfret area after his retirement and attended South Woodstock Baptist Church. Sam was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the US Army. He enjoyed woodworking and was a Bible teacher for many years.
He leaves his wife Maria; his children Donna Kozakowski and her husband Raymond of Quinebaug, CT; Michael Young and his wife Jacqueline of Southbridge, MA; Tricia Renaud and her husband Gary of Pomfret Center, CT; Tina Young and her wife Malea Rhodes of Northampton, MA; nine grandchildren, Krystyna and Stephan Kozakowski, Elizabeth, Rachel and Jacob Young, Taylor, Evan (Brooke), Jordan and Lucas Renaud; two great grandchildren, Quil and Oakley Renaud. Calling hours will be Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Smith and Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove Street, Putnam, CT, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. www.smithandwalkerfh.com