Armando Conti
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Armando Conti, 59 of Hollis, NH died Saturday October 8, 2016 in Hollis, NH.

Born July 24, 1957 in Winchester, MA, he was the son of the late Armando and Susan (Hoban) Conti. He was also predeceased by one brother, Joseph Conti.

Armando was the owner and founder of both Basis Audio, Inc. and Espresso Armando. He had an appreciation for fine coffee, becoming a noted authority and working with Starbucks, George Howell and other industry leaders. He had a passion for riding vintage and high performance motorcycles. Armando loved classical music from an early age. He enjoyed jazz most of all and played the saxophone and drums. He made it his life's work designing and manufacturing precision Hi-Fi products in pursuit of "The Truth", as he called it, for playing back the most accurate music recordings. He also enjoyed Italian foods, made on his industrial pasta machine, and truly loved all things mechanical. He enjoyed photography, bicycle riding, playing baseball, skateboarding, ice skating, skiing, and mastering any challenging physical skill such as juggling, yo-yo tricks, making himself ambidextrous, and so much more.

Survivors include his loving wife, Jolanta (Olszewska) Conti, of Hollis; two daughters, Christina Conti, of Nashua and Mia Conti, of Hollis; one son, Armando Conti, of Hollis; three siblings and their spouses, Anthony Conti and his wife Debbie, of North Andover, MA, Mary Wardley and her husband John, of Bedford, MA and Anne Marie Clausen and her husband Aaron, of Newburyport, MA; three aunts, Olga Hannon, Thalia Hoban and Marti Holmes as well as nieces and nephews, Michael and Lauren Conti, Sydney Clausen, and Zack and Luke Wardley. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Boston Children's Hospital. Contributions can be made at Or mail checks, payable to Boston Children's Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215. Please include "Armando Conti" in the memo line.

SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held Friday October 14, 2016 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. A service will be held at 7:00 PM (immediately following visiting hours). Relatives, friends, and neighbors are respectfully invited to attend A Celebration of Life which will be held on Saturday October 15, 2016 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at the Alpine Grove, 19 South Depot Rd., Hollis, NH 03049. An online guest-book is available at (603) 883-3401.

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Published in Union Leader on Oct. 13, 2016.
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October 7, 2019
Be took delight in his work and his knowledge showed. I did enjoy our conversations. A truly wonderful individual.
Tracy Harbur
October 26, 2016
A.J. was the best friend I never met face to face. He inquired and bought my restored ALTEC speakers, and a shared passion was born. I will miss the countless hours talking with him over ideas and people in the audio industry for hours at a time.
A true genius, a man of passion of his beliefs and the ones he loves.. I will miss him deeply.
Gary Fischer
October 14, 2016
My deepest condolences to Tony and the entire Conti family. (Class of '73)
Kerri Marshall
October 14, 2016
Stunned and saddened, a most wonderful man who took the time to talk music and gear. I extend my sincerest sympathies to his family and share in the grief of his premature passing.
Nick Lakoumentas
October 14, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. AJ was always willing to share his time and ideas. All our calls were fun. We will all miss him. Our prayers go out to you and your family.
Val Kratzman
October 14, 2016
I had spoke and emailed him on numerous occasions. Amazing insights. He impressed me in all ways. An audio genius. I will truly miss him!
Tracy Harbur
October 13, 2016
My condolences to the family. AJ was one of the nicest people in the Audio industry. He will be greatly missed.
Greg Roberts
October 13, 2016
To all the family and friends of AJ. Please accept my deepest condolences, this is a very sad day for all that knew him.

I have many joyful memories of AJ sharing his passion for music and his unyielding pursuit of for authenticity in the rendering of recorded music - he set the bar very high.
I will miss his enthusiasm, generosity, but most of all...his spirit.
Stephen DeFuria
October 13, 2016
A.J. was a true genius. AND he was just the sweetest man and a true music lover. He will be missed by so many. I miss my friend!
My sincere condolences to his family.
Joe Harley
October 13, 2016
May Peace and Comfort be with your family during this time. I am deeply saddened to hear of AJ's passing. Truly an outstanding man in all respects. I worked with AJ years back at Basis Audio. He had just made his 1st cappuccino machine. Rest in Peace AJ.
Charlene Sauve
October 13, 2016
AJ and I rode the school bus together in high school. What a personality! Just a real good guy and friend. It's too bad we lose contact with our friends from school as I'm sure he never would have changed from just being himself.
Carol Rattee-Roy
October 13, 2016
To the dear Conti families,

I have fond memories of hanging out with AJ in high school and at their home in Concord. We always had a laugh. Condolences for your loss. I pray that God will fill you each with peace as you remember AJ.

Best wishes,

Lory (Foote) Grimes
Lory Grimes (Foote)
October 13, 2016
We went to school together and lived in loudon. I had the pleasure of seeing him at our 40 th reunion. My prayers are being sent for his family.
Bonnie Beaton Rowell
October 13, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear about Aj. We all grew up together in Loudon. Our fathers were in business together for a short time. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family and may God give you peace in this time.
Barbara (Ashland) Jameson ❤
October 13, 2016
AJ was one of the finest souls I ever encountered. A true friend and ally in HS, helping me get through some of my toughest times. He will be missed by many. (Class of '75)
Dan Blanchard
October 13, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. A.J. was a brilliant, caring and loved man who I knew through our business relationship and our time visiting together at trade shows. A.J. was respected luminary and will be missed by all his friends in the audio industry.
Galen Carol
October 13, 2016
From the Conti-Schluessel Family

A brilliant and innovative thinker has left our world. We will always be reminded of him through his creative work. With love and deep respect, Cynthia and Richard, Anna and Edmund, Gwen and Eric
Cynthia Conti
October 13, 2016
To the family of my dear, dear friend. I loved A.J. A dear friend and colleague. Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Terry Menacker
October 13, 2016
I graduated HS with AJ in 1975. He attended our 40th Reunion last year and everyone was so happy to see him. I am very sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Debbie LaValley
October 13, 2016
Heather & Family,
We are so sorry for your tragic loss of Armando. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Diana, Tommy & the girls
October 13, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our deepest sympathy.
Bruce and Andrea McClure
October 13, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love the Beaulieu Family - Steve, Diana and Levi
October 12, 2016
With deepest sympathy to the family.
The Johnson Family
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