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Peter Santo Scozzare

November 13, 2016

Maple Hill—Peter Santo Scozzare, 64, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 at his home in Maple Hill.

He was born December 27, 1951 at Staten Island, NY, the son of the late Peter and Jennie Amodeo Scozzare.

Peter was a professional drummer and played in the band, The Expressions and The Peter Christopher Orchestra.  He was an Environmental Specialist.  Peter was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Maple Hill, KS.  He was a devout Catholic and was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Peter had a passion for cooking and loved woodworking and fishing.

On November 24, 1973 he was united in marriage to Concetta “Connie” Donahue at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Tottenville, Staten Island, NY. She survives of the home.  They had lived in Staten Island, New Jersey, Ohio and New York before moving to Maple Hill in 2015.

Other survivors include his children: Peter Christopher, Steubenville, OH; Thomas Aquinas (Annie), Cheltenham, PA; Rev. Sister Maria Teresa Pia, F.I., Italy; Joseph Benjamin, Cheltenham, PA; Rev. Sister Maria Consolatrice Stefania, F.I., Italy; Charles Daniel (Margaret), Topeka, KS; Rev. Sister Maria Damiana Pia F.I., Italy and Sean Patrick (fiancée, Mariana Slobodnik) Scozzare, Lawrence, KS; his sister, Constance Cook, in NE; grandchildren, Francesca Madelena and Giovanna Lucia Scozzare;  and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

High Requiem Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, November 17, 2016 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Maple Hill.  Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.  Mr. Scozzare will lie in state and the family will receive friends at the church Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. until the Rosary at 7:00.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made for a Gregorian Mass for Mr. Scozzare and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.



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15 thoughts on “Peter Santo Scozzare

  1. Pete it was my pleasure working pipeline with you . Every time we talked about our loved ones you’d look like a proud peacock when you talked about your children but I really felt the love you had for your wife .May you rest with God and when my time comes how about showing me around ? Miss you brother see you in the future

  2. We are so sad at the loss of Pete, what a tremendous man of God. Pete has blessed our family profoundly, be assured of our prayers .
    Eternal memory.

  3. I have so many memories of Pete’s wonderful combination of solid Catholic faith combined with joy. Praying for my dear Connie and all the family. In paradisum deducant te Angeli:
    in tuo adventu suscipiant te Martyres,
    et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem,
    Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem.

    Chorus Angelorum te suscipiat,
    et cum Lazaro quondam paupere,
    et cum Lazaro quondam paupere
    æternam habeas requiem,
    æternam habeas requiem.

  4. Pete, you were always so kind to me when I was a pesty little kid and often included me on outings with your future wife, my dear sister Connie. When you became a wonderful addition to our family, the years brought us so many laughs and wonderful memories!! I know you are up there with my Louie watching over your beloved wife Connie and all of my sweet nieces and nephews. Your work here was complete and God needed another warrior in Heaven. You will be greatly missed…

    Til we meet again my brother~

  5. Dear Pete:
    I know you are in the presence of Our Lord and His Immaculate Mother…please pray for us and greet us at the gate when we get there. Thank you for loving my sister and your children as much as you did. You will be greatly missed but this life is very short and I’m looking forward to our reunion in Heaven…Love you, Fran

  6. Dear Brother-In-law:
    Pete, old band-mate you kept a strong and steady cadence in those parades and fanfares at the High School Football games, and at the Christmas Concerts. Your comic and yet jovial retorts back to the conductor when needed and welcomed by the band were classic and telling of your ability to “call a spade a spade”: a clear and honest mind. And thanks for giving me my shot at stardom subbing on Sax at that retirement party. 🙂
    You showed us early on that you were a great example of father and devoted husband as you moved from job to enterprise and back to job; not unlike St. Joseph: unquestioningly accepting of God’s will and designs! For He alone rules the Universe and nothing tiny or great happens without His willing it.
    You and Connie brought eight beautiful souls into the world cooperating with God, all of whom I miss being around. I will miss our on-the-road conversations, our once in a while meet ups at a Truck Stop, and your excellent handshakes. A real man’s man who let me win some of those handshake face-offs 🙂
    Thank you for all you did for my parents and Grandma, too. They loved you as their own and I know it was mutual,
    You were devoted to Mary; always more than ready, willing, able and delighted to speak about Her to whomever would listen. Great job! Farewell, good and faithful servant, until we meet again!
    Love and Prayers -Tom

  7. RIP Dear Brother-in-law!
    I have many fond memories of our times together. We sure could make each other laugh. I always admired the deep love that you had for my sister and your children. Please pray for all of us.

  8. Uncle Pete, thank you treating me as one of your own growing up… Some of my greatest memories are of the times I spent with the Scozzare clan… You definitely made a tremendous impact on my life and you will be missed dearly… I send All my love, hope, strength and prayers to my beloved Aunt Connie and my cherished cousins Peter, Tommy, Mimi, Joey, Katie, Chuckie, Annie, and Sean… Love always and forever, Louis xoxox ❤️❤️❤️

  9. Ave Maria!

    Dear Mrs. Scozzare,

    Charles has just contacted me and told me of the passing of Mr. Scozzare. I am very sorry for your loss, but am very happy to hear of the good death of your husband. To have a husband resolved to die according to God’s good will, with the Sacraments of the Church and his good wife at hand, his religious daughters near him, another religious there as well, his faithful son close by and a Catholic in-law responding to the call for help, all these graces have filled me with great admiration for you and your family. I am, and have always been since I first met you, very edified by the Catholic witness that you and your husband have always tried to give especially in the difficult moments that you have faced in recent years.

    I remember with great fondness the time that I first visited your home in Ohio when I was a postulant, seeing Mr. Scozzare come home from work exhausted, going to sit in his chair with rosary in hand and commenting that what he really wanted was a rosary of “nuts and bolts,” a “man’s rosary,” as he called it.

    Mrs. Scozzare, be assured of my prayers and that of my community for your husband but also for you and your family who now mourn his passing.

    Blessed be God forever, for your husband has finished his race … may God show us His mercy as we continue in ours!

    In the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
    fra anthony serviam Mary

  10. My dear brother,

    May you be resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You are loved and will be missed. I cherish all of our childhood memories…Mom was the best….

  11. My condolences to Peter’s family and friends for your loss. Look forward to the time promised at Isaiah 25:8 when God says he “will swallow up death forever” and “wipe away the tears from all faces.” God always fulfills his promises. (Numbers 23:19)

  12. Eternal rest grand unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    He was a man entirely devoted to his Catholic faith. His prayer life, his lovely wife and family reflect that.

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