Toni Amato was born in New York City on August 18, 1932 and after a brief illness, entered into eternal life on March 16, 2022 in Naples, Florida. Born the fourth of five children to Maria Rose Amato (Cafarello) and Alfonso Amato, he spent most of his life in New York. Toni proudly served in the US Air Force from 1952 to1956. He was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska where he began married life with his new wife, Agnes. He was honorably discharged in 1956 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Toni returned to New York with his wife, where he began his career as a banker, rising up the ranks from teller to Vice President. Toni and Agnes spent many wonderful years together in the Bronx, where they raised their family and enjoyed their six grandchildren. Toni and Agnes retired to Naples, Florida in 2008, where they engaged in many of their favorite hobbies, living retired life to the fullest. He most enjoyed golfing, bowling, bocce and playing cards with his friends in Naples.
Toni is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Agnes Amato (Marcoli) (1934-2016); parents Maria Rose Amato (Cafarello) and Alfonso Amato and two older brothers, Raymond and Frank (Elaine) Amato.
Toni is survived by his two loving daughters and sons-in-law: Valerie and Domenic Assalone and Rosemarie and Lon Hofstein, his six grandchildren: ToniAnne (Craig), John,(Elizabeth), Angela (Stephen), Lauren (Brendan), Alexandra (Tony), and Daniel. Toni also found great joy in being “Pop Pop” to eight great-grandchildren: Matthew, Michael, Audrey, Clark, Gaetano, Mason, Lily, and Benjamin. Additionally, Toni is survived by his dear older sister, Margaret (Leo) Sapienza, his dear younger brother, Gerald (Lamun) Amato, and seven nieces and their families. He was predeceased by his niece Karen. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 30th at 11:00 a.m., at Providence Rest Chapel, Bronx, New York. Burial will occur on Tuesday, May 3rd at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx, New York.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to charity of your choice, or the American Heart Association.