STAMFORD, Conn. -- Lucas Alexander Salem, 20, a lifelong resident of Stamford, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. He was the beloved son of Mary Savastano Salem and the late Norman J. Salem, Jr.
He was the brother of Angelica Mae Salem, and boyfriend of Mia Vitti. Lucas was the devoted grandson of Orlando L. and Maureen M. Savastano, and Mary B. Salem. He was the nephew of Amy Savastano-Benevides (Carl), Nancy A. Savastano, Jonathan D. Savastano, Joseph Salem (Maria), and James Salem (Joan). Lucas was also the adoring cousin of Ross, Samantha, Andrea, Carl, Jessica, Jonathan, and Christopher.
Salem was a graduate of Trinity Catholic High in Stamford and took classes at Norwalk Community College. He was employed full time at Marine Max in Norwalk where he developed many wonderful relationships with his colleagues. Lucas was also a member of the Rhode Island Anglers Association.
Salem had a zest for life and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. His smile and the twinkle in his eyes will be missed but not forgotten. Lucas' passion for the ocean and fishing with his grandfather were his greatest joys. He loved with abandon and would do anything for those fortunate enough to know him.
Calling hours on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 4-8 at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford. Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Leo's Parish, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford, on Friday, Feb. 10 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Voice Of An Angel, 129 Edward Place, Stamford, CT 06905. For obituary/on-line guest book, visit www.leopgallagherstamford.com.