Victorio (Victor) Amico, 90, Leominster, MA - Chief Master SGT. (Ret.), passed away on Sunday December 19th, at Fitchburg Health Care. Our dad earned the love and respect of everyone there. Fitchburg Health Care became our dad’s home for the last two years. The Amico Family will be forever grateful for our extended family. Fitchburg Health Care cared for our dad like he was their own. Our hearts are full of gratitude for the dignity they showed our dad. Mr. Amico’s funeral and celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Mr. Amico was born in 1931 and traveled the world in the U.S. Air Force.
Our dad was very proud of being part of the U.S. Air Force. He started his career in 1948 and served until 1971, he retired Chief Master SGT. E9 – Civil Engineer, Civil Engineer Readiness. He was part of the Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer (RED HORSE) squadron, They are the United States Air Force's heavy-construction units. He has done several tours in Vietnam & Korea. Some of his duty stations were, Barksdale AFB, CA, Yokota Air base, Japan, Lajes Field, Terceira Island Azores, Portugal, Westover Air Base, Mass, Maxwell AFB, AL, Tyndall AFB, FL, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, Wright-Patterson, Air Force Base, OH.
He was a proud recipient of: Air Force Commendation Medal (1 cluster), Air Force Good Conduct Medal (4 stars), Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Occupation Medal, Japan National Defense Service Medal, Korea Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal Korea, Korea War Medal Korea, City of Leominster Vietnam Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal.
While serving in the Air Force, He had the option to be drafted by the Buffalo Bills. He was happy to sacrifice a football career for loyalty to serve his country.
After serving his country , He used his experience at Roger Dines Construction Company in Gardner, MA as an Operations Manager and Construction Foreman.
He attended St. Bernard’s High School, Fitchburg, MA , Where he was considered a football star.
With all the accomplishments our dad had achieved in his career, our dad had strong Italian family values and should be remembered for loving his family more than life itself. He sacrificed so much for his country & his family all in the name of honor, respect, commitment, loyalty and love. Our dad was a simple man, he didn’t need much and never complained. He lived a righteous life and was always willing to give undeserved kindness. He had always said at the end of the day, always be humble and kind and everything will be ok. Our dad said we will always be in his heart and we would be in his. His spirt will stay alive forever because we have so many heartfelt memories of him.
Please remember our dad as we saw him, brave, handsome, humble, strong, a fighter, a gentle giant, dependable, honest, loyal, a problem solver, wisdom, patient, kind, respectful, generous and a unique sense of humor. Some of his words to live by was when you do the right thing for the right reasons you will never be wrong, your word is your bond and do your job. God, family and country above all else.
Victorio is survived by his beautiful wife Angela (Messina) Amico, his son Glenn and Patty Amico, his son Wayne and Theresa Amico, daughter Sheila Amico McNally and Jeff Marr, his son Todd Amico, daughter Lisa Amico Jorge.
Thirteen grandchildren Anthony, Marisa, Joey, Anna, Mike, Emily, David (D.J.), Gian, Aria, Alana, Amalia, Dante, Dominic
Seven great grandchildren Cameron, Avery, Carter, Kyan, Sophia, Vincent and Gia
Pre-deceased by his infant daughter Vicki-Lynn, his loving mother Angelina (Sambito) Amico, his father Lorenzo Amico, his brother Rosario (Ross) and Loretta, his brother Anthony (Tony) and Mimi , his brother Constantino (Tuffy) and Nina, his brother Lorenzo (Larry) and Tin and sister Sarah Amico Linenkemper and Bernie.
Special thanks to a dedicated family friend Jarrod Haase, Rev. Joseph Dolan at St. Bernard’s Parish and Fitchburg Healthcare, Paul, Sarah, Damien, Celestina, Benedict, Theresa, Leslie, Chole, Debbie, Adeline, Geoffrey, Sharon, Hubert, Connie, Melissa and Armerilous.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Leominster Veterans’ Services 100 West St. Leominster, MA 01453
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