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“To the family of Samuel Toia, Even though Sam has left and gone home, he lived life everyday to the fullest. Sam loved life and always had a smile no...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Peggy Tillison - Mt.Clemens, MI

“We are so sorry to hear of Sam's passing. Heaven just got another Cursillista angel and Decolores is being sung as beautiful as ever heard before....Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Jim & Grace Conant - friends

“dear family, sam I was so shocked to hear the news, about sam, your in my prayers, well now he's at rest, the good lord knew. it was time to end...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: liz michalak - knoxville, TN

“Sam was the Rector on my Cursillo weekend. He made such a lasting impression on me with his gentle and caring ways. He was a very special friend to...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: John and Patricia Murphy - Howell, MI

“ Sam you touch everyone's life that you came in contact with in a positive way. You will be missed by so many and never forgotten, It was a pleasure...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Ronetta Wyant - co worker

“I am so very sad and sorry about Sam's passing. He is the type of man that will never be forgotten. His Christian faith and believe was astonishing....Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Denise - Clinton Township, MI

“Dear Joyce and family, We were so sorry to hear of Sam's passing and yet know that he is where we all want to be, with our Lord and Savior Jesus...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Art and Jo Hoffman - Washington, MI

“Joyce & family so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. ”
8 of 33 | Posted by: David Brauer - Dearborn, MI

“I wanted to take this time to say Jerry and I are so sorry, I know it is a big loss for all of you and you will miss him so. BUT you will have so...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Pat Starkey - Venice, FL

“dear joyce and family i am shocked to hear of sams passing. i will ALWAYS remember him being my rector of my first cursillio and how much he cared....Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: randy payne - bradenton, FL

“Jerry and I have known Sam for many years. He was always a kind and gentle man! The love he had for the Lord, shone through in his relationships to...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Carol VanDenBerg - Clinton Twp., MI

“Joyce & family so sorry for your lost you are in my prayers ”
12 of 33 | Posted by: David Brauer - Dearborn, MI

“I am sadden to find out Sam passed away. He was such a fighter, with a heart and spirit so big. Always smiling full of life, and giver of fun and...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Deborah Brolley - friend

“I have so many awesome memories of Mr. Toia. He was there with us when my husband and I purchased our first house and gave us advice like a father....Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Janet Maracle - Clinton Township, MI

“Sam was a great person, from all the times camping and church, the most kind hearted person I have known. I will miss Sam greatly! ”
15 of 33 | Posted by: Stephen and Lisa Van Hamme - AR

“To the family of Sam, May your memories of Sam bring you peace and comfort at this sad time. We are Melissa's aunt & uncle; Sharon & Bob. ...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Sharon & Bob Stella - Three Oaks, MI

“"God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered "Come to Me." With tearful eyes we watched you, and...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Paul and Diane - chesterfield, MI

“What a joy its been to know Sam. He was truly a faith-filled, caring and happy man. So happy-go-lucky and always with a very positive attitude. ...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Cindy, Gary, Brie & Ali - MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
19 of 33 | Posted by: Annie Oswald - Everett, WA

“Memories, of Cursillo,card games , gatherings, Mass with Fr. Ron.,We all were blessed with Sam in our lives. Prayers & hugs Joyce, Sammy & Lisa. ”
20 of 33 | Posted by: Christine Reo - Lansing, MI

“Dear Joyce and Family, I am so saddened to hear of Sam's passing. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for this wonderful man. He reminds me...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Sandra Shargabian - MI - friend

“They broke the mold when they made Sam Toia. He was one of a kind! Sam was a good good man with a heart of gold. The minute you met Sam it was like...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: John and Judy Myska - MI

“My heart goes out to Joyce, his children, grandchildren and the rest of his family. Sam was a wonderful neighbor with his quick smile and sunny...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Valerie Lengyel - MI

“Our father is....Our father is a loving, selfless, remarkable, giving, generous, devoted, caring, considerate, phenomenal man who will forever be...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Lisa Collins - Richmond, MI

“Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of your Dad. We'll always remember him fondly and we feel lucky that we had the pleasure of knowing him....Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Audra - Sterling Heights, MI

“Uncle Sam, my Uncle and Godfather, you truly have been the best uncle I could have wished for. I know your reunion with Grandpa, Grandma and Dad was...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: mary Haslett - Niece

“To Sam's Family, Although I don't know Sam's family, I met Sam when I visited with my daughter, Melissa, who is a neighbor. My first impression of...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Sandra Webb - New Buffalo, MI

“Sam will be missing you !! You have been a very wonderful friend also a very close Cursillo Friend!! The Good Lord has opened His door for you...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: gerald and antoinette Gerbe - MI

“You were one in a million Sam! Dominic, Kevin and I will miss you so much. You couldn't have asked for a better neighbor. You, my dear friend, will...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Melissa Webb - chesterfield

“Our Parish Family is saddened by this loss of a dear friend. Prayers for Joyce and family. ”
30 of 33 | Posted by: Chris McElroy - friend

“Sam wore his Cursillo cross and he lived its message. If you knew Sam, you knew kindness. Thank you Sam. Celebrate God's fullness with your...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Mary Kay Reith - Sterling Hts, MI

“My heart goes out to Sam's beautiful wife, Joyce, and their entire family. What a great guy Sam has always been. They just don't come any better. He...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Linda - Madison Heights, MI

“Sam and Joyce shows me love and acceptance at all times. Thank you Sam for your love and smile. You are missed so much already. ”
33 of 33 | Posted by: Kelly Herron - lake orion, MI


Samuel Dominic Toia, age 72 of Chesterfield, passed away surrounded by his family on January 16, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; children, Samuel (Karen) Toia, Lisa (Dean) Collins; grandchildren, Travis, Benjamin, Sammy, Jacob, Aiden, and Sophia. Sam is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Lena Toia; and brother, Joseph Toia.