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John J. D'Amico

July 11, 1931 — March 24, 2024


John J. D'Amico


WATERBURY – John J. D’Amico, AIA (American Institute of Architects), 92, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2024, at VITAS at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. 

Mr. D’Amico was born July 11, 1931, in Waterbury, the son of the late Joseph M. and L. Marie (Iorio) D’Amico. He was raised and educated in Waterbury. After graduation from Crosby High School, he served his country for four years during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy’s Seabees, unit number ACB 1The name Seabee comes from the initials of Construction Battalion (CB), and their motto is "Can Do". Upon his honorable discharge, Mr. D’Amico attended Quinnipiac College for one year and the University of Connecticut for two years and later received his bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA in 1961. Mr. D’Amico received his master’s degree in architecture at Yale University commencement on June 13, 1966, where he was Class Marshall during commencement exercises and was Class Agent for the Architectural Masters Class. Before his study at Yale, he was associated for four years with the office of Paul Rudolph, a New Haven architect who was chair of Yale University’s Department of Architecture.

After becoming an AIA member and being licensed in CT, he was also licensed in NY, NJ, and Las Vegas, NV. Through the years, Mr. D’Amico received many awards for his work. Many of his buildings still dot the Waterbury landscape. He was a former member of the Waterbury B.P.O.E. Elks No. 265 and the local Kiwanis Club. In 1972, Mr. D’Amico married Dolores Amenta of Waterbury. 

He is predeceased by his wife Dolores and his brother Leonard F. D’Amico. Mr. D’Amico is survived by his niece Debra Hogestyn (Bart) of Oxford, nephews, David D’Amico (Noralie), Jeffrey D’Amico (Michele) of Beacon Falls, his Great-Nephews Tyler and Gage Hogestyn, John M. D’Amico, Great Niece Brandi Hogestyn, his great-great nephew Levi Hogestyn and great-great niece Seraphina Hogestyn, along with many cousins. 

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Apple Rehab in Watertown for his care in later life and to the staff at VITAS at St. Mary’s for his end-of-life care.

Arrangements – Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at the Alderson Ford Funeral Home of Waterbury, 496 Chase Ave. beginning at 9:30 am. His funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 10:30 am and proceed to Our Lady of Lourdes for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. An Interment will follow in Grove Cemetery, Naugatuck. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Waterbury Elks No. 265, 283 W Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702.

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