Salvatore John Brancaccio

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December 7, 1938 ~ June 2, 2024

Born in: Brooklyn , New York
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

Salvatore “Sal” John Brancaccio, the beloved husband of Annamarie (Vachal) Brancaccio, and much loved father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife by his side on June 2, 2024, at the age of 85.  Born on December 7, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York, Sal was the cherished son of Frank Brancaccio and Marianna (Carollo) Brancaccio.

Sal grew up in Brooklyn, New York.  He attended PS 29 and Brooklyn Technical and then went on to graduate from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, with a B.A. in 1962.  He married the love of his life, Annamarie Vachal, in Kansas 58 years ago in 1966.   Together they began raising a family in Bay Shore, Long Island, before moving to Arlington, Texas, in 1979.  While in Arlington, Sal continued to work as a food and beverages analyst for American Airlines, where he worked for over 25 years, before transitioning to become a successful stockbroker at Provident Strategies Group, from which he eventually retired.

A true family man, Sal adored his wife Annamarie, with whom he enjoyed collecting antiques over the years, and found immense joy in his four children and five grandchildren and in supporting their interests and activities.  He was an avid reader and had a particular fondness for playing cards.  Known for his quick wit, Sal was a devoted fan of “Jeopardy!” and greatly appreciated the music of Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavarotti, among others.  He was proud of his Italian heritage, and was a member of the Sons of Italy.

Sal loved spending time with cherished friends and family from throughout his life from New York, Kansas, Texas, California and elsewhere.   Sal used his sharp mind, positive outlook and generous spirit to help others.  He loved following the stock markets and serving others by providing advice on investing and saving for the future.  He was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, and had a special place in his heart for the New York Giants and the University of Kansas Jayhawks, cheering them on with great enthusiasm.

Sal is survived by his loving wife, Annamarie Brancaccio, his daughter Marian Brancaccio, his son, Dr. Frank Brancaccio and his wife, Dr. Anne, his daughter Helen (Brancaccio) Davidson and her husband, Paul, and his son Charles Brancaccio.  Sal is also survived by five treasured grandchildren, Austin Davidson, Brandon Davidson, Carmen Davidson, Salvatore Brancaccio and Vincent Brancaccio.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia (Brancaccio) Bonadonna, and his brother, Vincent Brancaccio.  Mitzi, the family dog, will miss Sal, too, and Sal delighted in the companionship of other beloved pets during his lifetime.

In remembrance of Sal’s life, the family will have visitation at Wade Funeral Home in Arlington from 5 to 8pm on Monday, June 17.  A funeral mass for Sal will be held at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul in Arlington on Tuesday, June 18 at 11am, followed by a reception at the church and burial thereafter.  In lieu of flowers, the family invites contributions to Prevent Blindness, the American Diabetes Association, or a charity of choice.

Salvatore John Brancaccio will be deeply missed but never forgotten.  Sal’s legacy of love, wisdom, humility and humor will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew him.  May he rest in peace.


Public Visitation: June 17, 2024 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Mass: June 18, 2024 11:00 am

St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
5819 W Pleasant Ridge Rd
Arlington, TX 76016

(817) 478-8206

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  1. My heart is heavy for you all! Being your neighbor and friend for many years, I feel your great loss! Sal was such a great man! And I remember telling him at one point that he made things so clear about investments that he should be a teacher to share his great wisdom with all the students at Martin! He was also one of the best cheerleaders for the Warriors! He leaves so many precious nuggets of wisdom and humor with those who were touched by his positive perspective on life! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray that you all feel Gods presence and comfort around you during this difficult time! Sending Much Love, Sharon Davis

  2. Sal was kind, loving, generous and fun to be around. Thank you Sal for all the lives you touched and inspired.

  3. CandleImageI loved you so much you were so giving. I am going to miss our long talks on the phone.sal most of all I will miss the kindness you give to everyone regardless if it’s not your family. You’ve helped me out when I’ve needed you and I will never forget that.thank you. I love you.

  4. CandleImageI never called this man by his name. I always called him dad! He always had a piece of advice or a bag of goodies to take home to make my life just a little better. I will always remember Friday pizza nights and playing games. I always knew if I needed something, he was just a phone call away! You will be forever missed, but I know I have gained another Angel !!! Thank you for the memories dad!! 💖💖💖

  5. CandleImageSal was one of a kind. We worked together in Las Colinas with Prospera Financial Services and Sal was always a calming voice of reason and comfort. It was a high stress job at times but Sal took everything in stride and didn’t get fazed. The entire office looked up to Sal and loved him dearly. He will live in our hearts forever.

  6. CandleImageSal was a very good friend, KU Fraternity Brother, after-college roommate, computer programmer together at BAC in KC, best man at our wedding, and a frequent sport’s aficionado of KU and New York.

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