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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Lawrence D'Amato

Lawrence John D'Amato

January 23, 2019
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Lawrence John D'Amato, 86, of Avon, beloved husband of Jane (Dalziel) D’Amato, died peacefully Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. He was born March 28, 1932 in the Bronx, NY, son of the late Nicholas and Antoinette (Sorresse) D'Amato and had lived in Simsbury prior to moving to Avon 20 years ago.

Mr. D’Amato was the Vice President of Vending Sales for Anco (Division of American News) for many years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Church of St. Ann in Avon and previously served as Eucharistic Minister at St. Catherine's in West Simsbury. Larry was an avid golfer and played whenever he could. He and Jane were loyal supporters for the sanctity of life.

In addition to his loving wife of 57 years, he is survived by his sons, Michael D’Amato and his wife Mara of Burlington, John D’Amato and his wife Bonnie of East Granby; his daughter, Maria O'Donnell and her husband Joe of Simsbury; his grandchildren, John and Philip D’Amato, and Michelle and Christopher O'Donnell; his sister-in-law, Dolores Risse and her husband Robert, Larry's childhood best friend. He was predeceased by his brother Leonard D’Amato and sister Michelina Sarna.

The family will receive friends at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury on Monday, January 28th from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM, followed by procession for a Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00 AM at the Church of St. Ann in Avon. Burial will follow in St. Ann's Cemetery in Avon. The family expresses its sincere gratitude to the caring staff at John Dempsey Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Gerard's Center for Life, P.O. Box 340852, Hartford, CT 06114. Please visit Larry’s “Book of Memories” at for online condolences.
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  • Visitation

    January 28, 2019 | 9:15am - 10:15am
    January 28, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
    Vincent Funeral Home - Simsbury
    880 Hopmeadow Street
    Simsbury, CT 06070
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  • Service

    January 28, 2019 | 11:00am
    January 28, 2019 11:00am
    Church of St. Ann
    289 Arch Road
    Avon, CT 06001
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    Fr. John W. McHugh
  • Interment

    St. Ann's Cemetery
    39 Arch Road
    Avon, CT 06001
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Posted at 12:59pm
Jane, I was very saddened to first learn of Larry's death when I didn't see you both at the Avon Senior Center Lunch today. We will all miss him greatly. He was a fine gentleman and friend.

Winston Hale

Posted at 02:20pm
Sincere condolences in this difficult time. -Winston

Jennifer Bennett

Posted at 04:06pm
To Jane and the D'Amato Family, We are so sorry for the loss of Larry. We will miss him. We share our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. We will always remember him at the Avon Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Lunch and when he attended Special Events. The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time. From, Avon Senior Center Jennifer Bennett, Avon Senior Center Coordinator

Doug Schumann

Posted at 10:46am
to j d and family doug and kim schumann would like to express are deepsted condolences

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