John Amato Obituary, Death – At Christmastime, lines that wrap around the block to get Fiore’s House of Quality’s homemade mozzarella cheese begin forming in the early morning hours. Fiore’s House of Quality is a deli located on the west side of Hoboken. On Wednesday, the eatery made the sad announcement that the proprietor and “master mozzarella maker” who had worked there continuously since 1948 had passed away.
According to a post from the shop itself, John Amato, now 88 years old, bought the store from Mr. Fiore in 1965 after having worked there for 17 years. According to a message that was made on social media on Wednesday, even though his family will carry on the tradition, their patriarch will be missed.
According to a more recent history, Amato had started working at the shop when he was only 15 years old. He had been successful in selling items to Frank and Dolly Sinatra, who lived in the area at the time.
During an interview in 2010, Amato remarked that “Frankie was a salami buff.” “Pasta, cold cuts, and meats made up the majority of Dolly’s shopping list,” you say. In a note left for John Amato, the store wrote, “His favorite part of his day was working with his family, particularly with his son, John Jr., and welcoming all those that entered the store, his second home.” He assisted a great number of people and never expected anything in return. He had a gentle disposition, a generous heart, and a loving spirit.