- 18 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 17, 1993
- Date of passing: Dec 8, 2011
|Let the memory of PFC Sammuel be with us forever|
Sammuel M. Mercouriou, Pvt. Connecticut Army National Guard, 18 of Suffield, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 8, 2011, at Fort Benning, GA.
Sam was born June 17, in Middletown. He attended schools locally in East Windsor before moving to Suffield and graduating from Suffield High School Class of 2011, and shortly after high school Sam enlisted in the Connecticut Army National Guard.
Sam planned to go on to college to become an English teacher, but his true ambition was to become a writer. Sam was such a voracious reader who also enjoyed writing and in high school took four years of Latin to better himself as a writer. He enjoyed Magic: The Gathering and participated in several tournaments, but most of all Sam loved the time he spent camping and fishing with his family.
Sam is survived by his mother, Jody (Taylor) Hunt and her husband, David, of Suffield; his father, Savvas Mercouriou of Willimantic; his two sisters, Kelly Munroe and her husband Geoffrey of East Windsor, and Shannon Todaro and her husband John of Wethersfield. He is also survived his maternal grandparents Joseph and Jacqueline Taylor of East Windsor; his paternal grandmother Irene Mercouriou of Newington, an uncle Jim Taylor and his wife Susie of Broad Brook; many cousins and friends; his former Latin Teacher Gail Katz; and his four legged buddies Stella and Ray.
Sam wanted to be a writer from the time he was young. He enjoyed
playing sports and camping with his family. He also enjoyed fishing.
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