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Sabino Nicholas Metta

Sabino Nicholas Metta, 90, of Holiday, Florida, passed away on February 18, 2018, at Manor Care in Palm Harbor, FL.  He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts.

He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, serving aboard the USS Randolph.  His ship was an Essex-class carrier and was one of twenty-four such carriers built during World War II. She was named after Peyton Randolph, the first President of the Continental Congress and a previous ship of the same name.

Sabino had a passion for his wife, family, church and occupation. He was a business owner that thoroughly enjoyed selling the products his company provided. He was an Italian that loved his heritage and loved any food that was Italian. His favorite dish was Eggplant Parmigiana and he also made his own homemade Italian pasta and sauce. He liked gardening and Italian music. His favorite scripture was Exodus 15:2, “The Lord is my strength and song”.

Sabino loved to read his bible and believed with all of his heart that the Second Coming of Christ would soon occur. Here are some thoughts and scriptures.

One of his favorite poems was, “Come Little Leaves” by George Cooper. Here is a modified version:

Come little leaves said the wind one day

Come to the meadow with me and play.

Put on your colors of red and gold

For summer is gone and the days grow cold.

Soon as the leaves heard the wind’s loud call

Down they came fluttering, one and all.

Over the brown fields they danced and flew,

Singing the glad little songs they knew.

Cricket good-by, we’ve been friends so long.

Little brook sing us your fair well song.

Say you are sorry to see us go;

Ah, you will miss us right well we know.

Dear little lambs in your fleecy fold,

Mother will keep you from harm and cold.

Fondly we watch you in vale and glade

Say, you will dream of loving our shade.

Dancing and whirling the little leaves went.

Winter had called them, and they were content.

Soon fast asleep in their earthly beds,

The snow laid a coverlet over their heads.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nicola and Marie Metta; his brothers, Frank (a casualty of World War II), Michael, and William; and sisters, Marie (Harold) Shumway, Jennie Metta, Lucy (Daniel) Cerro, and Helen (Thomas) Capiello.  He is survived by his wife of twenty-two years, Janice; son, Richard Metta of Somersworth, NH; daughters, Marie McDonald of Central Barnstead, NH, and Deborah Leroy of Plymouth, MA; sisters, Josephine Metta Jackson of Brockton, MA and Fontaine Metta of Brockton, MA; grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A service, with Military Honors, has been scheduled for 1:30PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2017, at Florida National Cemetery, in Bushnell, Florida. He will be interred there following the service.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that contributions be sent to Palm Harbor Seventh-day Adventist Church, Attention: Frank Cohen, 35040 U.S. Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34684.


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