A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Third and Garibaldi Aves, Roseto.  There will be a visitation, Monday beginning at 4 PM until 8 PM at the Ruggiero Funeral Home, LLC,, 126 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072 and Tuesday, beginning at 9 AM until 10 AM at the funeral home.  Services will conclude with interment at the Roseto Presbyterian Cemetery, Roseto.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, 560 N. 6th Street, Bangor PA 18013 or the Columbia Fire Department, 164 Garibaldi Avenue, Roseto PA 18013.


Michael D'Amato
Born: August 24, 1954
Died: December 7, 2018

Michael D’Amato passed away peacefully on Friday, December 7th, 2018 with his family by his side.  He was 64 years old.

Born in Sant’Arsenio, Italy, he immigrated to the United States in 1971, living in Lyndhurst and Woodridge NJ, before moving to Roseto, PA in 1994.

He proudly served in the Italian Air Force, stationed in Ciampino.  He worked in several restaurants in NJ prior to his apprenticeship in the tool and die trade.  He was employed by Esselte Pendaflex in Moonachie for many years, then retired from Equipto in 2016.

Michael was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church.  He loved life, his family, a good bottle of wine and preparing a tasty meal for friends and family.  He grew to love the special people he met in and around the town of Roseto.  They became his second family and made his life all the richer.  His prowess in the kitchen led to his status as an Honorary member of the Columbia Fire Department, and his unique personality laid the groundwork for his many deep and lasting friendships.

He was predeceased by his wife, Edith D’Amato (Worthy), his father, Arsenio D’Amato, his brother-in-law, Michele Masi and his father-in-law, Joseph Emmi.

He is survived by his son, Giani, of Roseto and Philadelphia, his mother, Gerarda Pandolfo D’Amato of Sant’Arsenio, Italy; his brother Joseph and his wife, Kathleen of North Brunswick, NJ; two sisters, Constantine Masi and Nilde Bardaro and her husband Marcello of Italy; nieces and nephews Claire D’Amato of Milltown, NJ; Nico Masi (Alesandra), Emilia Masi (Ercole), Arsenio Masi (Valentina), Antonio Bardaro (Angela), and Ennio Bardaro, all of Italy and his mother-in-law, Shelia Emmi and her sons and their families.

Michael is also survived by his cousins who first welcomed him to America; Nick Aromando, Nilde and Phil Coiro, Terry and Andy Mastellone and all of their respective children, residing primarily in Northern NJ.

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