Andrew Dâ€™Amico, Sr.
His Life Was Devoted to His Family Who He Loved Unconditionally
A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church on April 25â€‹ for Andrew R. â€œAndyâ€ Dâ€™Amico, Sr. who died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 20 at the Brooksby Village Rehab in Peabody. He was 95 years old. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Andy was a native of Messina, Sicily, Italy. He journeyed to the United States in 1941 at the age of 14 with his family. On September 4, 1949, he married Dorothy (DeNisco) and the couple moved to Revere, where they began their family. Andy was a proud and loving husband and father of four children.
All of his working career was spent as a proprietor owning and operating gas stations in Revere, Saugus and Lynnfield. His life was devoted to his family, who he loved unconditionally. He was truly a devoted husband, caring for his wife at home until her passing in 2010. Andy later moved to Brooksby Village, where he continued to live a fully active life. There he was active and participated in many of the activities, especially playing his card games where he made friends. He also enjoyed playing bingo, as well as being an avid golfer, and he once got a Hole in One, which he was very proud of. His faith was extremely important to him, and it was apparent. Above all else, family was the most important and he loved being with them all.
He was the beloved husband of 61years of the late Dorothy E. (DeNisco) Dâ€™Amico; the loving father of Lauragale â€œLauraâ€ Dâ€™Amico and her husband, Thomas DeSisto of Middleton, Rosemary â€œCookiâ€ DiBartolomeo and her husband, Darren of Lynnfield, Dorothy â€œDonnaâ€ Petrella and her husband, Peter of Peabody and the late Andrew R. â€œBobbyâ€ Dâ€™Amico, Jr. and his surviving wife Geraldine Dâ€™Amico of Andover. He was the cherished grandfather of nine grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; the dear brother of Carmela Gagliardi and her late husband, Carmen of Hampton, NH and Vito Dâ€™Amico and Delia of Salem, NH. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN. 38105. â€‹
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Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals.