Saugus - Mr. Philip S. Amato, age 97, died on Friday evening, February 7th at the Hathorne Hill Rehabilitation Center in Danvers. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Ditto) Amato.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Vincent and Anna (Datolo) Amato. A resident of Medford before moving to Saugus 63 years ago, he had his own interior painting business. Phil enjoyed playing cards, golfing and skiing. He was a longtime member of the Saugus Knights of Columbus Council #1829.
Phil is survived by his three children; James Amato & his wife Jeanne of New Hampshire, Diane Amato of North Carolina and Philip Amato & his wife Carol of Maine. He was the brother of Salvatore Amato of Yarmouth, Mary Salvo of FL and the late Josephine Windsor, Leonard Amato and Christine LaRusso. Mr. Amato was also the grandfather of 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital @ stjude.org.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend an hour of visitation in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS, on Wednesday 11 a.m. to noon. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at noon. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.
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