Joseph R. Amato

Amato, Joseph R.
95, left us to be with the Lord on Sept. 14, 2013. He moved to Scottsdale from Brooklyn, NY to be with his precious daughter and grandsons. Joe was an honored veteran of WWII, earning the Bronze Star. Joe is predeceased by his beloved bride of 70 years, Phyllis. He is survived by their only child, Rosemary Ghirardi, grandsons, Joseph Ghirardi (Crystal), Jon-David Ghirardi (Christina), and 3 great-grandchildren. Joe was loved by many nieces, nephews, friends, and dear neighbors who will miss him greatly. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Daniel's on N Hayden Rd. and Roosevelt St. on Friday, Sept. 20th at 10:30 AM and followed by interment at National Cemetery at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to would be appreciated.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 18, 2013