John Amoroso Obituary, Death – John M. Amoroso Sr. died in the morning of Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He had turned 69 years old. John Amoroso was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts, to the late Joseph and Rose (Interbartolo) Amoroso. His parents have both died. After growing up in East Boston, he attended and graduated from Boston Technical School. Mr. Amoroso was an aircraft mechanic in the United States Air National Guard for 12 years, with two of those years spent on active duty with the United States Air Force in Germany during the Vietnam War.
A few years of his life were spent in Somerville and Brockton, then 23 years in Melrose, and the last 6 years in Reading. John began his career as an automobile mechanic before moving on to work as an airline mechanic for 12 years. He then spent 20 years as a supervisor at B&W Press in Georgetown. He was a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan who enjoyed working on cars and planes and spent his summer vacations with his family at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Louise M. (Santora) Amoroso loved having John as her husband, and he loved her back. Caryn M.
Barretto and her husband Louis of Woburn, Michael J. Amoroso and his wife Heather of Billerica, and John M. Amoroso Jr. of Reading all predeceased him. Cayla, Cortney, Zachary, and Jake’s dedicated and loving grandfather. Caring brother to the late Michelina “Dolly” Harrington of Stoneham, Alfred J. Amoroso of Brockton, and Anna Cultrera and Salvatore Amoroso. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster Street in Melrose, on Monday, March 9 at 9 a.m.
A funeral liturgy will be held at St. Mary’s Church on Herbert Street in Melrose at 10 a.m. This event politely requests the presence of relatives and friends. Sunday hours are from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The interment took place in Everett’s Woodlawn Cemetery. The arrangements were handled by Melrose’s Gately Funeral Home. Donations in place of flowers can be donated to the American Diabetes Association, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or a charity of your choice.