Salvatore M. "Sal" Amico, 83, of Manchester died December 29, 2012 at the Elliot Hospital after a sudden illness. He was born on April 8, 1929 in Lynn, MA, the son of Michele and Rose (Gallos) Amico.
He grew up in Lynn, was educated in the local school system and was a graduate of Lynn-English High School. He also attended Northeastern University.
He was a US Navy veteran serving during the Korean Conflict aboard a minesweeper the USS Partridge. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the UN Medal, the American Theatre Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Navy Occupation of Asia Medal. Following his military service he was employed by Raytheon Corporation in Andover, MA as an industrial engineer with 35 years of service.
Sal enjoyed helping others and following his retirement he was a volunteer at the Elliot and VA Hospitals and also served as a counselor with SCORE. He was a member of the Elks Lodge of Lawrence, MA, the William H. Jutras Post #43 of Manchester and the Korean War Veterans Association of NH Chapter 320. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed a good round of golf and cheering for the Patriots. Sal was very proud of his Italian heritage, loved cooking for family get togethers and was a skilled gardener and stone mason having built many stone walls.
Members of his family include his wife of 22 years Alyce Amico of Manchester, his four sons Michael Amico and his wife Rhonda of Douglas, MA, Mark Amico and his wife Gail of Manchester, Richard Amico and his wife Kristina of Groveland, MA and James Amico and his wife Kathleen of Effingham, NH, his daughter Lisa Bello and her husband Stuart of Mariposa, CA, his grandsons Eric Amico, Alex Amico, Brandon Amico, Brent Amico, Vincent Amico, Jack Amico and Stuart Bello, his granddaughters Kristen Amico, Jordyn Amico and Marisa Amico, his sister Rosalie Wiswall and her husband George of Peabody, MA, his brother Michael Amico and his wife Martha of St. Augustine, FL, a sister-in law Irene Wright of New Boston and his former wife Dawn Amico of Derry, a special aunt Adeline Amico as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Thursday January 3rd from 4 to 7PM at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Mancheter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday January 4th at 11AM in St. Pius X Church 575 Candia Rd. in Manchester. Burial will follow in the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Sal's name to the Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758519 Topeka, KS 66675 or to the VA Medical Center 718 Smyth Rd. Manchester, NH 03104.