Samantha R. Pope

Published Sep 11, 2017 at 4:00pm

Samantha R. Pope, 36, of Taberg, passed away at home after a long illness on Friday, September 8, 2017 with her loving family by her side. 

She was born on February 11, 1981 in Rome, a daughter of Bradley Pope and Rebecca Squadrito. Sam was a 1999 graduate of Rome Free Academy. She cherished her time spent taking care of her nieces and nephews. Sam loved to crochet, read, and play World of Warcraft.

Sam is survived by her mother, Becky Squadrito and her companion, Tina Clark of Blossvale; her father, Bradley Pope and his companion, Judy Thayer of Taberg; fiancé, Daniel Baity of MN; sister, Brittany and Tim Burkhart of Whitesboro; two brothers, Zachary and Sarah Pope of Ava and Jacob Pope of Blossvale; seven nieces and nephews, Hanna, Belle, Ethan, Addison, Johanna, Riley, and Alexus; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; three special little boys whom she helped raise; and her special dog Nyhm.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Frederick and Edith Squadrito and paternal grandparents, Harold and Patricia Pope.

Samantha’s funeral service and celebration of life will be held on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Gulla Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 209 N. Washington St., Rome, (315-336-5700).

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Upstate Cancer Center, Upstate Foundation, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210.

To add to Sam’s online memorial or to send a message of condolence, please visit: www.gullafuneral.com