Virginia Amato

Virginia Amato

AGE: 91 • formerly of Manahawkin

Virginia Amato, 91, formerly of Manahawkin, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 2, 2012, with her loving family by her side. Virginia and her husband, Louis lived part time in Manahawkin, in the summer from 1955 to 1970 when they became full time in 1970. They were the founding members of the Italian American Club in Stafford. She was also a member of the Deborah Organization.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis Sr. She is survived by two sons, George and his wife Susan Amato of GA, and Louis Jr. and his wife Christine Amato of NJ; a daughter, Louise Amato of GA; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 9 at St. Mary's of the Pine Church. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Manahawkin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Van Dyke Hospice, 99 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08753. Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to our website at

Funeral Home

Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home
10 Hilliard Drive Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 597-7740

Published in Asbury Park Press on July 8, 2012