Pasquale J. "P.J." D'AMATO
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D'AMATO, Pasquale J. "P.J." Pasquale J. "P. J." D'Amato, 94, of Bristol, husband of 70 years to Clara (Pitaro) D'Amato, died Friday, (April 22, 2011) at Bristol Hospital. P.J. was born in Bristol on January 25, 1917 and was a son of the late Alfonso and Concetta (Nestico) D'Amato. A lifelong resident of Bristol, he was employed at Wallace Barnes for 44 years prior to his retirement. In his retirement, he served as a deputy sheriff in Bristol. He was a World War II U. S. Army veteran, a POW escapee, and one of six survivors out of 767 of the William Darby's Ranger Battalion, of the battle of Anzio. P. J. was a member of St. Anthony Church, Bristol, the American Legion Seicheprey Post II, and the Sons of Italy. He was also a past commander of the DAV. Playing with his grandchildren, UConn Women's Basketball, and the New York Yankees were his favorite pastimes. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: Alphonse and Kathleen D'Amato, Mickey and Lisa D'Amato, and James and Susan D'Amato, all of Bristol; a daughter and son-in-law: Barbara and Daniel O'Neill, Jr. of Bristol; two brothers: Edward and Anthony "Tut" D'Amato; two sisters: Anne D'Amato and Phyl Gilson; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 9 a.m. from Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, to St. Anthony Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday between 5 and 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol, CT 06010. Please visit P. J.'s memorial web-site at

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Published in Hartford Courant on Apr. 25, 2011.
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June 20, 2011
Dearest Clara amd Family,
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of you Husband and Father.
Clara, you will always hold a special place in our families heart as well as our rememberence of Pat.

Linda and Len Brule
Oldest daughter of James "Scotty" Adamson
Linda Brule
June 19, 2011
This man was a legend in our family, escaping from the Italians in Cisterna with our Uncle James "Scotty" Adamson. He was an American hero.
April 26, 2011
You are all in my prayers and thoughts.
Chris Everett
April 26, 2011
Dear Clara and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you especially at this time.
We will be singing in the choir for Pat's Mass and hope that it will bring some comfort to you all.
Our deepest sympathy -
Judy Russo, Frances Lafferty, members of the Resurrection Choir
Judy Russo
April 25, 2011
Dear Aunt Clara, My heart is with you and your family. I'm sure my mom (Josephine) welcomed Uncle Pat into Heaven with open arms. Love to you. Lisa Duquette
Lisa Duquette
April 25, 2011
Our heartfelt sympathies in this, your time of grief.
Funk Funeral Home
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