Salvatore Truncali

Salvatore Truncali, age 87, of Alabaster, Alabama, passed away on May 17, 2023. He was born on February 21, 1936 in Caltabellotta, Sicily to Francesco and Rosalia Truncali. His father passed away during World War II when Salvatore was only seven and he left school to help support his family and their farm. He continued to work in farming until he moved to the United States in  1966.

            Upon his arrival in the United States, he settled on Staten Island, NY and worked in the construction industry for the next sixteen years.  He became a U.S. Citizen in 1972 and married Louise Mosiello of Staten Island, NY in 1973.  In 1983, he began working as a custodian at Moore Catholic High School on Staten Island, NY. During his years at the school, he kept many of the students entertained with his jokes and stories.

            He retired in 1999 and in 2001 he followed his son to Alabama and settled in Alabaster. In his spare time, he enjoyed his garden, his food, and reminiscing on the phone with his brothers, Paul and Lorenzo.

            He is preceded in death by his father Francesco, his mother Rosalia, and his brother Joe. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Louise, son Frank, granddaughter Katie, brothers Paul and Lorenzo, sister-in-law Connie, and a number of nieces and nephews.

            A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Charter Funeral Home located at 2521 U.S. Hwy 31, Calera, AL 35040. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 11:00am at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church located at 80 St. Thomas Way, Montevallo, AL 35115.  Salvatore will be interred at Shelby Memory Gardens located in Calera, AL.


  1. Bobby Carroll on May 23, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Frankie and Louise, 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻May he Rest In Peace……love cousin Bobby and Kim Carroll

  2. Cousins , Betty & Sal D'Alessandro. on May 23, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    Dear Louise, Frank and Family. So sorry hear the news about Sal. We have so many fond memories of him when you all lived on Staten Island . He will always be remembered as a very kind person with a great sense of humor. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  3. Tom and Dee Carrington on May 27, 2023 at 2:10 am

    My husband Tom and I only had the chance to be around Salvatore a few times. I am Louise’s cousin from Ohio, and we did go to visit them in Alabaster many years ago. I think we stayed about a week and had a chance to get to know him a little. He had a beautiful garden which he loved. We both enjoyed the time we spent with them. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and Louise at this time. It is so very hard when we lose our loved ones.
    Tom and Dee Carrington
    Greenville, Ohio