Joan Amico Obituary

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Joan C. Amico

February 16, 1932 - June 3, 2014
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Joan Carolyn Amico, nee Bradley, died quietly at her home June 3, 2014. She was born in Malden, MA on February 16, 1932 to Stanley Redfield Bradley and Persis Clarke Bradley. She graduated from Malden High School in 1949 and attended Simmons College, graduating in 1953 with a degree in Library Science. Upon graduation she worked in the University of Connecticut Library and subsequently moved to Washington, D.C. to work at the library at the Headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After the birth of her first child, she left work to raise her family and, as a member of the League of Women Voters, campaigned for the...
Joan Carolyn Amico, nee Bradley, died quietly at her home June 3, 2014. She was born in Malden, MA on February 16, 1932 to Stanley Redfield Bradley and Persis Clarke Bradley. She graduated from Malden High School in 1949 and attended Simmons College, graduating in 1953 with a degree in Library Science. Upon graduation she worked in the University of Connecticut Library and subsequently moved to Washington, D.C. to work at the library at the Headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After the birth of her first child, she left work to raise her family and, as a member of the League of Women Voters, campaigned for the desegregation of public schools and the advancement of Civil Rights. After her youngest son entered Junior High School, she returned to work at the National Association of Counties. Desiring to work in the publishing industry, she moved to New York City where she worked at William Morrow & Co. as a copy editor.

Upon her retirement she returned to Northern Virginia, settling in Old Town, Alexandria where she enjoyed her volunteer work at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Joan was predeceased by her husband, Mario Joseph Amico and by her youngest sister, Shirley Meredith Bradley. She is survived by her children: Lorenza Amico; Bradley Amico and his wife, Karen, and their sons, Curtis, Sean , and Nicholas; James Amico and his wife, Lynn, and their sons, Daniel and Michael; by her siblings: Roberta Jenness and her husband, Richard, and their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; David Bradley and his wife, Suzanne, and their children and grandchild; and Peter Bradley. Joan enjoyed traveling, and visited many exotic locales-she climbed Machu Picchu, walked the Great Wall of China, and floated down the Amazon. She embarked on her final journey after her death when she took flight for the University of Tennessee Body Farm in Knoxville, TN.

A Memorial Service followed by reception will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Alexandria Archaeological Museum.

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