WATERBURY — William F. Amodeo, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital with his family at his side. He was the loving husband of Norma (Recor) Bridgett Amodeo for more than 38 years.
Born in Waterbury on Nov. 8 1928, he was the son of the late Pasquale “Patsy” and Caroline (DeSapio) Amodeo. He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard as a radio operator during the Korean War. Bill lived in Prospect for many years and was actively involved in the
Cub Scouts, when his son, Billy, was a member. After moving to Waterbury, he continued working for the U.S. Postal Service for many years, retiring from the Wolcott branch as supervisor.
He was a jack of all trades, so he started his own handyman business for a few years. He loved to tell stories especially to his grandchildren, who were the love of his life. Family meant everything to him. He was kind, generous and very loving to everyone. Bill and Norma spent many years vacationing in Florida, Myrtle Beach, and saw most of New England. His favorite pastime was the Sudoku puzzles and reading. His favorite sports were watching the New York Yankees and New York Giants.
In addition to his wife, Norma, of 38 years, he leaves his daughter, Kathy Croce and her husband, Raymond; stepson, Ronald Bridgett; stepdaughter, Susan St. Amand and her husband, David; his four grandchildren, Gina Derasmo, JonWilliam, Anthony (Tara) and Felicity Croce; one great-grandchild, Dominic Croce; his six step-grandchildren, Dr. Kevin (Kathryn) Croce, Michael, Lori, Katelyn Bridgett, and Christina and Michael Goncalves; Richard (Mariana) and Sarah (Xenen) St. Amand, and eight step-grandchildren; Theodore St. Amand, Keiana Marsi Jameson, and Aiden Organ, Carter and Grayson Goncalves, Cameron and Owen Croce. He also leaves his brother, Michael, in California and sister, Rosemary (Harvey) Wiener of Watertown; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Bill was predeceased by his son, William Amodeo Jr; his brother, James; and sisters, Nancy DeRita and Virginia Teta.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck. Burial will follow in New Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterbury. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950.
To send an online condolence, visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.