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Nicholas D'Amato

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Nicholas D'Amato

Portsmouth - Nicholas D'Amato, MD, 82, of Portsmouth, passed away on December 23, 2013. He was a loving and devoted father and husband. His love of people motivated his long hours teaching students. He was the founding director of the EVMS History of Medicine division and authored a three-volume collection, "Vignettes, A History of Medicine." He was born in Tampa, Fla., to the late Pietro D'Amato and Mary Falsone. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Irma Jo D'Amato. He retired a Captain in the U.S. Navy and was Head Pathologist at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. He was also a founding faculty member of EVMS, a 20 year Assistant Medical Director of LifeNet Health, and a member of the Church of the Resurrection.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving daughter, Irma M. Hinkle and husband Andrew; sons, Tony D'Amato, J.P. D'Amato and wife Elaine, Mark D. D'Amato and wife Dana, Paul D. D'Amato and significant other Yvonne; sister, Nancy Milian and husband Ernest; grandchildren, Drew D'Amato and Michaela D'Amato.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014 in the Church of the Resurrection, with Father David Cupps officiating. Burial will follow the services in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, from 5 'til 7 p.m. in the Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608, in his honor. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 29, 2013
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