In memoriam: Preston’s Sam Giannetti

Sam Giannetti, co-owner of Ottawa’s Preston Hardware, died last week while on holiday in Italy. Sam and Mario Giannetti teamed up with Mario Frangione to buy their store in 1973, and oversaw its growth into a business boasting more than 100 full-time staff. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, July 3 between noon and 5 p.m. at Kelly Funeral Home on Somerset Street West, with the funeral mass the following morning at 10 in the Church of St. Anthony of Padua.