Pasquale (Pat) Amitrano
Date of Passing: November 7th, 2010leave a condolence read condolences
Pasquale (Pat) Amitrano, 71, of North Utica, entered into eternal life, in the comfort of his home, on Sunday November 7, 2010 with his loving family at his bedside. He was born January 19, 1939, in Utica, the son of the late Louis and Yolanda Averson Amitrano. He was a 1957 graduate of T.R. Proctor High School and was a cum laude graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University in 1961. While at Utica College, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Kappa Fraternity. Pat continued his education for a short time at Syracuse Law School before beginning a teaching career, while also attending MVCC where he earned credits toward an MBA degree. While at MVCC he was asked by department heads to become an adjunct accounting instructor. During his tenure as a student at MVCC, Pat worked full time as office manager at the City of Utica DPW, a job from which he retired after almost 30 years. Former Utica Mayor Tim Julian designated January 27, 2001 as "Pat Amitrano Day" when he retired. In 1964, Pat married his high school sweetheart, Johanne Ayoub in Historic Old St. John's Church in Utica. Pat was a member of CSEA and the Teamsters Union. Pat was a kind and gentle man, yet a fierce supporter of the Boston Red Sox. He could ably carry on a political debate with anyone. Pat''''s family was most important to him and he just adored his daughter Allison and his two grandchildren. Pat is survived by his wife, Johanne of North Utica; his daughter, Allison Gaetano and two grandchildren, Francesca and Charles Gaetano, III, all of Sauquoit; his in-laws, Mary Teti, Frederica (Richard) Sacco-Dziekonski, Abe Ayoub and Anthony (Bonnie) Ayoub; his Godfather, Ted (Marie) Averson; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his canine companions, Brandi and Mandi. He was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Fannie and Fred Ayoub, his in-laws, Joe Teti and Mike Sacco; and his Godmother, Carm Critelli. Pat''''s funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9:45 from the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd., Utica/New Hartford and 10:30 from Our Lady of the Rosary Church, New Hartford, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by his long time friend, Father Felix Colosimo. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday evening (tonight) from 4-7 at the funeral home. The Amitrano family would like to thank his aides, Dee and Mary, who always made him laugh. They would also like to thank their wonderful neighbors, who were always there when they needed them.
Johanne and Allison: We are so sorry for the loss of Pat. You are in our prayers.
Bob and Donna Barrett
Allison and Johanne, We are so sorry for your loss. Pat was such a sweet man and he loved his family so much. Craig and I are thinking of you. Love, Teresa and Craig Mathews
I am so sorry for your loss Al I have great memories of your Dad when we were in junior high. Love Ya Mike Kauth
Allison, My condolences to you and your mom, I always remember chatting with your dad when he would come to pick you up at the house. He was a great guy and I will always remember him.
Allison, Franny and Chuckie,
My prayers are with you today and always. He love you Allie that was a given. Remember the good times.
Love and Kisses,
Dawn Romanzo (Miss Dawn)
Johanne and Allison,
I was so sad to read of Pat's passing in the newspaper. He was always so sweet to me and I remember all of the times I would see him when he would pick you up at CONMED, Johanne. May Pat be in peace and out of pain as he makes his journey to heaven. I am thinking of you and wishing I could hug you in person. Unfortunately, I can't get to Utica tomorrow. I pray that all of the good memories of your husband and dad will get you through these difficult days ahead. I am thinking of you.
Love and Hugs,