John Amato

February 25, 2015

John Amato
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

JOHN AMATO – of Woburn, Wednesday, February 25th. Beloved husband of Marjorie P. (Lavacchia) Amato. Devoted father of Jacquelyn E. Langenfeld and her husband Charles of NH and Charles J. Amato and his wife Gail of Tewksbury. Dear brother of Michelina Belforti of Maine and the late Angelo Amato. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Brian and his wife Clare, Candice and her husband Bryant, and Nicholas and great-grandfather of John, Jacob, Declan, Aileen, Evan, and Thomas. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, March 2nd at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Remembrances may be made in John’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

OBITUARY:

John Amato passed away at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Wednesday, February 25th with his loving family at his side. The beloved husband of Marjorie P. (Lavacchia) Amato, he was ninety-three years of age.

Born in Clinton, Maine he was the son of the late John and Mary (MacDonald) Amato. All of the Amato family settled in and around the Portland area where John’s grandfather had established the first submarine sandwich shop, “Amato’s Sub Shop” which is still in existence today! John’s family left Maine and settled in Lexington where he was educated graduating with the Class of 1940 from Lexington High School. Following High School John enlisted in the United States Army, where he served his country proudly during World War II.

While he was in the service, he was home on leave and married the true love of his life, Margie Lavacchia, whom he had met at a football game in high school. They nestled in to North Woburn and made their home for over seventy-two years. A very hard worker, John worked in construction all his life. First for Fox Construction and then Perini’s, where he retired from over twenty-five years ago.

They brought a wonderful son and daughter into the world, and who were his world! Everyday home from work, into the shower and then to the back yard with the kids to play catch, golf on their meticulously kept three hole greens, or basketball! Both John and Margie had belonged to a bowling league over the years, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

It was always about family. He so loved being home with Margie and the children, that vacations were always at home.

John did though love to golf! So be the greens in his back yard and he often travelled to Hillview and Garden of Eden, where he achieved three holes in one!! “Bunny” as he was so called by his grandchildren had a very special relationship with his grandchildren, teaching them all everything he taught his children and then some. They would all get together every Sunday and enjoy the “Super Duper Bunny Sandwich!” Always staying connected with family!

A wonderful husband, awesome father and one in a million “Bunny” John lived a life that was truly full of love for family, friends and life itself, a legacy that will long be remembered.

John was sadly predeceased by his brother, Angelo Amato.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Marjorie; his children, Jacquelyn E. Langenfeld and her husband Charles of NH and Charles J. Amato and his wife Gail of Tewksbury; his sister, Michelina Belforti of Maine; his grandchildren, Christopher, Brian and his wife Clare, Candice and her husband Bryant, and Nicholas; and his great-grandchildren, John, Jacob, Declan, Aileen, Evan, and Thomas.

Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, March 2nd at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends may call at the Funeral Home on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Remembrances may be made in John’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Margy, Jackie, Chucky and families; I’m so deeply saddened by the loss of your husband and father. I have many fond memories of the fun we had, Jackie, at your house with your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Brenda (Galante) Hembrow

  2. I know how very hard it is to suffer the loss of a parent. My thoughts and prayers are with you and my wish is that they along with the many thoughts and prayers of others will help comfort you through this time of grieving.
    Ray Gibson, Class of ’64

  3. Jacquelyn, I’m so sorry that you lost such a terrific Dad. You will have many warm, wonderful memories to keep his love alive. I remember our Rumford/Linscott years with you fondly.

    Sincerely, Phyllis Champlin Tapley

  4. To the Amato family, Our deepest sympathies to you all with the loss of your Dad. Our prayers are with you and John. God Bless you Jeff Brogan , Class of 1964.

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