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Peter D'Amico

Hampton, Virginia

Sep 26, 1952 – Jul 8, 2020 (Age 67)


September 26, 1952
July 8, 2020
Hampton, Virginia


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R.Hayden Smith Funeral Home - Hampton Obituary

Peter D’Amico also known as Pete the Heat and the G.O.A.T. (today, tomorrow, and always) died July 8, 2020.  Born September 26, 1952 in Woodbury, NJ he was the son of Anthony V. and Helen D’Amico of Blackwood, NJ.

He attended Veteran’s Memorial Junior High School, Class of 1967; and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High in Camden, NJ, Class of 1970.  He entered the Marine Corps in 1971 first serving at Parris Island, SC in Platoon 328; he went on to complete an Operator Course at Camp Lejeune, NC in 1972 and remained in the Marine Corps until 1974.   After his military service, he became a union steam fitter with Local 322 in Winslow, NJ retiring after 45 years on March 20, 2014, with a certificate of loyalty, counsel, and participation in union affairs (an inspiration to us all).

Pete lived to fish on his boat and ride his Harley.  He loved all his union brothers and family very much.

Survivors include his wife, Leslie Jo D’Amico; his son Peter, Jr.; his daughters Stacey Lee and Michelle Renee; and seven grandchildren. 

A funeral service will be conducted at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, Hampton with interment at 12:00 PM at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, VA.  The family will receive friends  from 9 - 10 AM at the funeral home.

The service will be Facebook live streamed beginning at 9:55 AM on the R. Hayden Smith Facebook page or CLICK HERE. 

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We all,had a Great time @ Vets.Jr.High.

Eternal Affection Arrangement- BASKET INCLUDED

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. We had some good times together with Pete and Leslie. Pete will be dearly missed.

In loving memory of a wonderful person. Pete had a great sense of humor and I really enjoyed his friendship. May he Rest In Peace.

Rest In Peace my friend.

I remember Pete from our days at Vets Junior High and WWHS. I got to know him better after several recent reunions and our class 60th Birthday Bash in 2012. He road up from the shore on his motor cycle and then spent a lot of time on the dance floor that night. Always had a joke and I'd get frequent funnies on FB messenger from him. Was hoping to see him at our 50th Reunion. Pete you'll be missed. I know you are dancing in heaven right now

Went to Vets.Jr High with him. He was an OK guy.

So sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. We remember better times hanging out in the hill. John and Jane Phillips

I was lucky enough to have met Pete in 1997. He was a great guy to be around and a great man overall. We kept in touch and I will miss him. RIP Pete