Louis E. D’Amico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 7, 2013

Louis E. D’Amico, of Barrington, RI died Thursday, November 7, 2013.  He was the husband of Mary T. (Aiello) D’Amico. Born in Boston he was the son of the late Louis and Laura (Zarli) D’Amico. Mr. D’Amico retired as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Duro Industries Inc., in Fall River. He joined Duro in 1949 as Controller, and over his 50 years of employment there he helped it grow from just 60 employees to nearly 1,200 while being involved in the company’s finance, labor relations and administration.  He graduated Magnum Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University with the class of 1944 with a Bachelors Degree in Economics.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1943 to 1946 and attained the rank of Lt. Jg.  Upon leaving the service he enrolled in Harvard Business School and earned his MBA in 1947.  That same year he joined the facility of Johnson & Wales, teaching accounting and management of small enterprises.  He maintained his deep interest in the University as a member of the Corporation and a Trustee. He was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in 2000.  Committed to the development and growth of small enterprises, he served as consultant and board member to a number of local businesses. For over 25 years he was a management trustee of the Textile Workers Pension Fund.  He served on several boards including the United Way SEMA, Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River Development, RI Association of Public Accountants and Fall River Water and Sewer Commission. Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Laurie T. Tigan of Worcester and Lissa B. Singer of Rehoboth, one son, Louis E. “Lee” D’Amico III of Seekonk and two granddaughters, Isabella and Daniella.  His funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM from the Perry-McStay Funeral Home, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Holy Angels Church, Maple Avenue, Barrington. Burial will be in Forest Chapel Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to Literacy Volunteers, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, Ma. 01608 would be appreciated.