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Obituary - Michael A. Amodio, Sr.

Michael A. Amodio, Sr.

Date of Passing: August 21st, 2009

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Mr. Michael A. Amodio, Sr., 70, of Rome New London Rd., Rome, entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 21, 2009, in the comfort of his home, with his loving family by his bedside. He was born October 16, 1938, in Utica, the son of the late Angelo Amodio and Celestine Scotellaro Amodio Zaino and was educated in Utica schools. He proudly served his country as a machine gunner in the US Marine Corps from 1956-1958 and was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal. On June 28, 1958, he married Marie Ventura in St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, Utica, a blessed union of 51 years. Mike was a truck driver for 35 years for several trucking companies. While residing in Rome, Mike was a communicant of St. Peter's Church, a member of the Teamsters Union #182, a Marine Corps Association member, a member of the Semper Fidelis Society and a very active and dedicated member of the NRA. Mike's family was always first and foremost in his entire married life. He strongly felt that it was his job to take care of his family. His wife and children attest to the fact that he was always there when you needed him. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marie; three daughters and sons-in-law, Regina and Richard Logan of Beavers Falls, PA, Christine and Leonard Benedetto of Rome and Theresa and Howard Beckwith, III of Rome; four sons and daughters-in-law, Angelo and Kimberly Amodio of Waynesville, MO, Michael, Jr. and Deborah Amodio of Rome, Stephen Amodio of Rome and David and Deanna Amodio of Frankfort; his sister, Martha Nelson of Rome; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Leonard and Georgina Amodio of Blossvale and John Amodio of Utica; a special sister-in-law, Dona Ventura of New Hartford; his aunts and uncles, Virginia Scotellaro, Michael and Marguerite Scotellaro, John and Edith Scotellaro, Sam and Carmelita Scotellaro and Frank Mastrovito, all of Utica; a cousin, Sister Mary Nicholas Amodio of Utica; 13 loving grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. His funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 am from the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd, Utica/New Hartford and 10 am from St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church, Utica, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Philip Hearn. Entombment with military honors will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Calling hours are Monday from 4-8 pm at the funeral home. The Amodio family is extremely grateful to all of Mike's caregivers who treated him with great care and compassion, including the nurses and staff of both Rome Hospital and the Infusion Center at Faxton Regional Cancer Center, Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. and Dr's Desai, Butala and DeTraglia.

Condolences:

Hey Dad, As promised, I shared the songs ("on the other side")- by ("Dailey and Vincent") and ("if you could see me now") - by ("Truth") with family and friends. I have lost count as to the times I reached for the phone in an effort to call and tell you something funny or to comment on the crazy drivers I had been following, thus giving the "Mike Amodio driver's critique". Daddy, I thank you for the privileged and honor of introducing you to Jesus when Mike Jr. and I prayed with you in the hospital. That is where my peace is, just knowing you are in the presence of Jesus, God The Father and The Holy Spirit. I listen to the songs often and smile. From one Marine to another "I'll See You On The Beach". I Love You, Steve
Stephen Johnny "Skinny"

Hey Dad, As promised, I shared the songs ("on the other side")- by ("Dailey and Vincent") and ("if you could see me now") - by ("Truth") with family and friends. I have lost count as to the times I reached for the phone in an effort to call and tell you something funny or to comment on the crazy drivers I had been following, thus giving the "Mike Amodio driver's critique". Daddy, I thank you for the privileged and honor of introducing you to Jesus when Mike Jr. and I prayed with you in the hospital. That is where my peace is, just knowing you are in the presence of Jesus, God The Father and The Holy Spirit. I listen to the songs often and smile. From one Marine to another "I'll See You On The Beach". I Love You, Steve
Stephen Johnny "Skinny"

Although it was long ago and far away that our families were close, I just happened upon your father's passing (weird that I would have searched for your family for the first time in very many years, only to find this sad message) and wanted to send the condolences of my entire family- Kathy, Jennifer, Jon, our parents and brothers and sisters. Blessings and prayers to you all. Jennifer Bishop
Jennifer Bishop

Pop: You will forever be my best friend, who I can tell anything to, at any time. I love you enternally and will miss you until we are together again. Thank you beyond words, for your encouragement and wisdome. You will always be my "George". Love you daddy, Chris ox
Christine

My condolences on the loss of your husband,father,grandfather,uncle and friend. May you find comfort in your many memories of Mike. Shirley Zakala (Co-worker of Debbie at RL)
Shirley Zakala

Mike,Debbie,Laura & Family - Sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Quigleys
Ben, Amy and Ben Quigley

We are so sorry to hear about Mike. We were out of town and couldn't be at the service but our prayers are with all of you. While he is out of the reach of your arms, he will always be in your hearts until you meet again. Love, Joe, Penny, Marie & Megan Veschusio
Joe & Penny Veschusio, Marie & Megan

Mr & Mrs Amodio Our sincerest condolences on you loss, may his memory be eternal. Tom
Tom Loucopolos

Dear Marie and family, We are sorry to hear of the loss of Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am so sorry that I am currently out of town and cannot express my condolences in person. God Bless you all , Anthony and Family
Anthony Amodio and Family

Dear Aunt Marie & entire family. We were deeply saddened to hear of Uncle Mike's passing and we are so sorry for your loss. We hope and pray that you can find comfort in knowing he will be missed sorely by many on earth but welcomed and loved by many in Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Mike and all of you.
Lenny, Debbi, Julia & Trey

Dear Len and Chris and your entire family, You are all in our prayers at this sad time. We know how important family is and when one loses a member it hurts deeply. Call if you need anything, All our love, Ellen, Brian, Lindsay and Gina Fort
The Fort Family

To the entire family with a special mention to Chris and Len... I was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. The few times i met him he was a true gentleman. Please let me know if there is anything i can do for you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Julie
Julie Summa

The Amodio's, Your in my thoughts and prayers. I've grown not only to know Mike Jr & Debbie but all of you guys. "Mom" Marie, keep thinking about all the momoeies and maybe that'll put a smile on your face. Love you all.
Doug Scott

The Amodio's, Your in my thoughts and prayers. I've grown not only to know Mike Jr & Debbie but all of you guys. "Mom" Marie, keep thinking about all the momoeies and maybe that'll put a smile on your face. Love you all.
Doug Scott

Dear Mike and Debbie, We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was such a sweetheart and made us feel like family from the moment we met at the campground. Remember? Such good memories. Our sincere condolences to your family as well. Kisses to the girls. Please take care of yourselves. You are in our thoughts and prayers as always. With love, Donna and John
John and Donna Seim

Mike....thinking about you at this time.
John H. Kirkpatrick III

Aunt Marie and Family, We loved Uncle Mike very much and are sorry that he is no longer with us. I know he is up there with my mom and looking down on us. I'm glad i got to see him before he passed it meant a lot to me to be there. We will always be there for you if you ever need anything. We love you all!!!!
Cindy and Steve, Mitchell and Garret

to dave and your family...we are very sorry about your lose ...may the lord be with you at this time...
deanna and george guidera

Amodio Family, My sincerest condolences to all of you during your time of sorrow. When I lost my husband a family friend offered up a poem that I carry with me all the time. It helps me and hopefully it will help you also: Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped away into the next door room, I am I and you are you... Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the usual way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrows. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect, without the ghost of a shadow on it. Life means all it ever meant, it is the same as it ever was, there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind, because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for in the interval. Somewhere very near just around the corner... All Is Well... My sympathy to all of you, Bonnie
Bonnie Goetz

To the Amodio Family, You have my most sincere condolences. I did not know Mr Amodio but I did meet Marie in the walk for life, I met Stephen at SAGE at MVCC, and I used to work with David. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God Bless you, Earlene R Stoddard
Earlene Stoddard

I am so sorry for your loss. We will miss Michael in the Infusion Unit. You and your wonderful family have been a blessing to us. May God bless and comfort you.
Earlena Rood

Dear Marie, It has been many years but I still remember you and Mike and all the fun times we had so long ago. For some reason this past week, I thought of you two often and kept telling myself I needed to find your phone number. But as it is in busy lives, I put it aside till later. I wish I had not. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you two were. You have many memories to cherish. You don't believe it right now, but God and time will help you heal. Take time for you now, to rest and sort out your thoughts. I will be thinking of you and your family and pray you will all get through this bad time together. Sending love to you now and always. Judy Lawrence
Judy Nicotera Foti Lawrence

Dear Marie, I was so shocked to see that Mike has left us. He has truly left us for a better place my friend. I just want you to know that you have been the best wife and caregiver a man could have. He was so lucky to have you looking out for his every need. You left no stones unturned when it came to his medical care. We all respect you and love you for your loving ways. I know his passing will create a terrible void in your life, and pain that only you can work through. You have a large, wonderful family to help you. Let them be there for you, find time for Marie now, and know that you are in my thoughts, my prayers, and that Mike will forever hold a place in my file of "special patients". Love you! Shirley Smith
Shirley Smith