D'Amico Obituary

Posted by Mary Sallese Kramer on January 23, 2007 at 15:11:48:

I thought I'd post this obituary from the Joliet Illinois Herald News. It mentions so many Caramanico (Abruzzi) names.

D'Amico, Clara K. (Devea)

Age 95 years, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at her home. Born on May 21, 1911 in Caramanico, Italy, she resided in Joliet since 1921. She was a member of the Church of St. Anthony and the CCW of St. Anthony's.
In 1943, Clara and her husband, Tony D'Amico, Sr., began a career as restaurant owners beginning with Tony's in Troy and later D'Amico's on Jefferson St., D'Amico's 214 in downtown Joliet and Earl's Cafe at Jefferson and Hammes Ave. Clara's special recipes and especially of her "Giblets" and "Tortellini Soup" were savored by countless patrons throughout the years and will be remembered for many years to come.
Clara was a member of the "Secret Pals Card Club", meeting weekly for over 50 years with her friends, Sabina Delrose, Connie Liberatore, Rosie DiGiovine, Minnie Egizio, Nicolette Sallese, Helen Dvorak and Ammine D'Amico.
Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 72 years, Anthony D'Amico, Sr. (2001); her parents, Angelo and Anna (nee Buccione) Devea; and a brother, George Devea.
Survived by two sons, Earl D'Amico and Anthony "Tony" D'Amico, Jr.; two grandchildren, Claire D'Amico and Gianna Barone; two great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Daniel Barone; a daughter-in-law, Nora D'Amico; a sister, Mary (late Gordon) Bertagnoli; a sister-in-law, Gloria (late George) Devea; and a brother-in-law (age 99), Paul (late Rose) D'Amico. Numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends also survive. Entombment Woodlawn Mausoleum.

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