Samuel Jerome Serio, Jr.

October 2, 1949 - July 29, 2020

Samuel Jerome Serio, Jr., 70, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born on October 2, 1949, to Angie Giglio Serio and Sam J. Serio, Sr., in Beaumont. Sam received a bachelor’s degree from Lamar University in Marketing. He was superintendent of maintenance at the Port of Beaumont for 30 years before his retirement in 2010. He was a member of the Sabine District Transportation Club, YMBL, was a former board member of Boy’s Haven, and served on the Jefferson County Appraisal Board.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lynne Serio; daughter, Amy Lynne Bhatia of Dallas; son, Travis Cook and his wife, Wendy, of Plano; sisters, Susan Russell and Stephanie Roberts her husband, Robert; and brother, Danny Serio and his wife, Judy, all of Beaumont; grandchildren, Liam Bhatia, Owen Bhatia, Calleigh Cook, Evie Bhatia, and Calder Cook; and nieces and nephews: Anne East, Taylor Russell and his wife, Stephanie; Michael Roberts; Trent Roberts; and Anthony Serio.

He is preceded in death by his beloved mother and father, and his in-laws Evelyn E. Young and Joe E. Young.

Sam Serio loved life and was strong in his faith. He knew that his life was blessed, and he knew that these blessings came from God. Knowing that we are not in control, but all things came from the Father.

The greatest of these blessings were his family and friends. Cherishing time spent with them. He was the anchor, the rock, that they all knew they could count on whether it was fixing a toilet, dead battery, or giving money to help out, he did it without being asked, just for the joy of doing unto others.

He was truly selfless, thinking of others before himself. Even when facing a life-threatening illness, he was concerned about the demands his illness would place on his family and of the emotional toll on them.

The last couple of years brought him great joy at his beach house. Sitting on the deck, visiting with friends, riding in the golf cart with his wife and beloved Ginger. He told his wife he did not deserve to be so happy. She did not agree. Such a good man deserves all this and more. The greatest being the love we all had for him.

He loved his wife unconditionally even when she got feisty with him. Protected and cherished her. We are all better people loving and being loved by Sam J. Serio, Jr., and can’t wait to be with him again someday in Heaven.

A video recording of Mr. Serio’s Memorial Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2020, in the following link

His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704.


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Debbie Dickey

Danny, I am so very sorry to hear about your brother. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Amy Briggs

Mrs. Serio, so very sorry for your loss. Please know we understand your sadness. Cling to your memories and your family at this sad time.

Ed Burks

RIP My good friend , I will miss our golf games

Jade Gordon Port of Beaumont

You have my deepest sympathy.

Jo Anne & Steve Huber

Susan and Stephanie, Steve and I are so very sorry about Sammy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Justin and Pam Farinella

We are so sorry for your loss. Sam, a very good man, will be greatly missed by all who love him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


So sorry for your loss. Sam was a amazing friend. He will be missed.

Mark Arrington

I had the privilege of working with Sam in the late ‘80’s on Formula One boat races when I was with the Civic Center and Sam was with the Port. Sam was always a friend, as well as collaborator and project facilitator. When we both retired and would run into each other across town, it was a joyous reunion. I always felt happier after a chance encounter with Sam. I shall miss him. RIP my friend.

Barber & Tom Leicht

Sam was a very good friend who I will miss dearly. We always enjoyed talking about family and friends Sure will miss him at coffee and other gatherings. My sincere condolences to Mary and all the other members of his family. May His Soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed, REST-IN-PEACE.

Robert & Phyllis Lee

Stephanie, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus.

Kandi and Jack Bryany

Will miss our sweet friend and my coffee buddy!! Prayers Mary and if we can do anything please let us know.

Sandra Martin

Stephanie, Susan, Mary and family.... I am so so sorry for your loss of Sam.. I know how much he will be missed by you all.. Many prayers for you all.. ♥️✝️

Mary Pierson Ferguson

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Robert and Mary Sabine District Transportation Club.

Katherine Serio Butler

Although I never met Sam in person, we did "visit" on Facebook talking about our dogs and our family name of SERIO. Unfortunately, we were not related but I would have been proud to call Sam a family member. My sincere sympathies to his entire family and to his sweet "Ginger" ~

Donald Fertitta

So sorry to hear about Sam he was a great friend to all who knew him..May He Rest In Peace Amen...Prayers to the family...


May you find comfort and peace in your fond memories of Sam. He was a good man and a good friend. I will always remember the fun visits and conversations we had when he came to my office. God bless your family.

Tesha R Click

I am so sorry for your loss Mrs. Mary. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Mary C & Martin Montalbano

To the Serio Family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one, Sam, Jr., whom you and so many loved so much and were so fond of. May you always hold the sweet memories you have of him close to your heart to brighten your spirits and help you remember he is still always with you in spirit. May you all find peace and comfort in the coming days knowing Sam is now peacefully resting in the ever so loving Arms of Our Heavenly Father with all His angels and saints forever. Take good care and God bless always, Mary C & Martin Montalbano

Glen and Vicki Johnson

We were so sorry of hearing that Sam had passed away. Sending prayers Of comfort to the family.. take care

Jimmie Jay Jackson

Mary, I am so very sorry for your loss.  Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dee & Matt Schmidt

Mary-we are sorry for your loss. You and your dear family will be in our daily prayers. God bless you. d

Debbie Ferguson

Am so thankful David Travis introduced me to Sam and his wife, Mary, 7 or so years ago. I became their dogsitter and friend after that first meeting. Sam was such a fine example of a Godly man. Mary, I am so sorry for this great loss , but, I also know that you know from “whence cometh your help.” My prayers will be with you and your family the coming days, weeks, months as you go through the journey without your beloved husband, daddy, and grandpa. Love, Debbie Ferguson

Diane Cannon

So very sorry for the loss of wonderful Sam! Jack and I both thought a lot of Him. Sending love and peace at this sad time. Love, Diane

Kelly Bolser

Mary- I’m so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Sam. Prayers for you and your family throughout this time. Much love- Kelly

Jim Rich

I am saddened by the. news. My condolences!

Bill Carpenter

Susan, Stephanie, Danny, please remember during these difficult times how much Sam loved you and how proud he was of each of you; as he shared this with me many times. Ms. Mary, thanks for being the perfect soul-mate for my good friend! Please know that I was blessed to have worked with Sam all of his years @ The Poet of Beaumont and that our friendship continued to grow beyond his retirement. I truly enjoyed our times together. Hoping my continued prayers will be of comfort to all of you! It is to my betterment of knowing Sam Serio ! “Only By The Grace of God, go I “

Manuel and Donna Rizzotto and Family

Manuel and I were so saddened to hear about Sam. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Manuel A. Rizzotto Jr. Family

Hugh Hawkins

Sam was “one of a kind” and a dear friend. Our God as another angel with Him in Heaven. Rest In Peace Sam. My prayers continue for Mary and the families.


i am so sorry--he was a good man and friend--he loved his family and his dog--

Brenda Whitworth

Mary, I was so sorry to hear about Sam. He was a good friend and I enjoyed working with him.. He will be missed.

Randy Stevens

So sorry for your loss. Sam was a great guy. I knew Mary when she was my son’s teacher. Met Sam when he worked at the port. Mary and Mary are truly good people.

Nancy Singleton Williams

. As a young child, I visited often in the home of Sam's Giglio grandparents and knew Sammy since he was born. Over the years, we would run into each other and it was evident he was an exceptional human being. The world was a better place with him in it. My sincere sympathies go out to his wife, sisters, brother and friends.

Joseph Paul Stockert

Mary, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know a lot of fun, love, and joy went out of your life. I did not know Sam,, but he must have been wonderful because you were so happy. In God's Love, Suzy Hall Stockert

Rose & Norris Hardy Jr

Mary, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Sam. Please know that we are praying for you and your family. May God bless you in this most difficult time of sorrow.

Gracelyn miller

I’m so sorry to hear about Sam’s death. You are all in my prayers. He was always so kind to me when I saw him.

Mike & Joyce Verde

We were deeply saddened on hearing of the passing of Sam. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

Connie Brocato

Sending my deepest sympathy. He will be missed. He would come over my house to get the history of our relatives. He was a nice guy. Love to all of the family. “ Butsie”

mike cacioppo

i am so sorry for your loss. love & prayers mike cacioppo

Bonita Perry

Mary, I'm so sorry to hear about Sam, I will keep you and your family lifted up in prayer.

Carroll (CJ) Marino

Danny & Stephanie, I am so sorry to hear about Sam's passing. The Serio family will be in my thoughts & prayers.

Walter and Mary Brocato

We are so sorry to hear about Sammy’s passing. He is in our thoughts and prayers.

Tony, Cathy and Anthony Brocato

Serio family,, we will miss Sammy. He was a good person, always happy when we saw him. You are in our prayers.

victor marino

We'll miss you my friend. Rest in Peace.

Gene Landry

Sam was loved by all who contributed to Wednesday’s Group preparing for Meals on Wheels. He has been missed since his illness and will continue to be a void. May he Rest In Peace and May Mary and family be comforted through our prayers. May God bless all.

Larry and Kathy Colgrove

Our prayers and love are with Mary and the family

Diana Caldronia Scheier

Sorry to hear of Sam's passing.. I knew him for a long time. Attended school with him at Kelly. He was always a fun guy. Prayers for his family

Brandon East

Lifting him and all his family and friends up in many prayers, love, strength, and light - I was so blessed to have Uncle Sammy in my life. Grant to Sammy eternal rest. Let light perpetually shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen. Love yall so very much! - Brandon

Patricia Deshotel

My condolences and prayers goes out to the family of Sam. My memories of him was heartfelt kindness.

Creig and Glenda Blanchard

Mary I'm sorry for your loss I will miss him he was my mentor at work and I'm very grateful to have known him and to have worked with him

Ted & Gretchen East

To Mary and to his brother and sisters ,and children, and the entire Serio Family , we are so sorry for you loss. We know no words can take away your pain caused by the loss of Sam, but knowing how much he was loved by so many people who he touched and reached out to, hopefully It brings you comfort in seeIng that he made a difference in his family, and to his friends and to his community. We will continue to pray for him and for you all in this most difficult time. May God bless you all with happy memories of Sam and the strength carry on and to do what Sam would want for each of you. With Love, Ted & Gretchen East

Liz Brocato Jackson and family

We are thinking of all the Serios and keeping you in our prayers. Rest In Peace Sammy.

Terry Shipman

I had the privilege of working with Sam at the Port of Beaumont on several projects. He was always a pleasure to work with. He deserved to be so happy. My condolences to his family. RIP Sam.

Andy D'Entremont

Stephanie, I am so sorry for your loss. May Sam rest in the arms of the angels

Pat Riley

My sincere condolences to Sam’s family. He was a truly good man.

brenda petkovsek-bean

Susan, and Stephanie I"m so sorry to her of Sammy passing.. I would get to see him walking the doc around the block

Celeste Salhab

Susan, Stephanie, and all of the Serio family, I am sorry for the loss of your brother/loved one. Praying for you and your family during this time.