Mr. Anthony "Tony" J. Ammirati, 62, of Burlington died at 7:37 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born September 13, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, he was the son on Alfonzo Ammirati and Mary Marraudino. He married Linda Long in California. They later divorced.
Mr. Ammirati graduated from Eli Whitney Vocational High School in Queens, New York. He enrolled in the Navy, and worked as a seaman during Vietnam from 1967 until 1974. He later worked as a line worker for IAAP from 2004 - 2009.
He loved fishing, camping, and playing games like poker, dominoes and chess and was a past Knights of Columbus member in Brooklyn, New York. He was a little league and t-ball coach for his sons, Matthew and Mark and was also a Troop 9, scout's assistant. Every Christmas in Queens, New York he would volunteer as Santa for a children's orphanage. Tony also assisted as a volunteered for Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services and Gambler's Anonymous.
Survivors include his sons, Mark Ammirati and Matthew Amminati both of Burlington, his sister, Lorraine Lucivero of Fremont, California and his brother, Vincent (Patricia) Ammirati of Stanton Island, New York.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, a brother, Philip, and brother-in-law Lou Lucivero.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. John's Catholic Church on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with a visitation at the church from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Keokuk National Cemetery. Rev. Bruce DeRammelaere will officiate. Military Honors will be provided at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in memory of Tony. ... Read More
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