Tom D'Amato
December 23, 1938 - February 20, 2017
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952

On Monday, February 20th, 2017 the world lost an incredible, funny, passionate, loving man. Tom was born 12/23/38 in Cambridge, MA to Alyce Murphy, and was adopted by Paul D'Amato soon after Alyce and Paul married in '44. Tom grew up in Waukesha and attended Waukesha South High School where he lettered in three sports.…

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Keith Berry left a message on February 28, 2017:
Alyce, Beth, Lou and Connie I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in the Berry family's thoughts and prayers. If we had any snow I'd paint him a card - I think he would have appreciated it. A special man and a special family.
Gigi left a message on February 26, 2017:
Tom I want to thank you so much for letting me into your life and being family friends I love you so much forever I'm always going to miss you and I was going to think about you but you're OK and you're blessed and you up there with everybody else and looking over us and make sure that we're ok love you forever
Gigi left a message on February 26, 2017:
Tom I want to thank you so much for letting me into your life and being family friends I love you so much forever I'm always going to miss you and I was going to think about you but you're OK and you're blessed and you up there with everybody else and looking over us and make sure that we're ok love you forever
Michelle Ellis left a message on February 25, 2017:
My heartfelt condolences to your family. May God, "'comfort your hearts and make you strong" to cope with your family's great loss. - 2 Thessalonians 2:17 May all of your good memories and support from others, sustain you, until the day God fulfills his loving promise to reunite us with our loved ones through a resurrection.- John 5:28,29, Psalm 37:11,29
Tom Pipines left a message on February 25, 2017:
One of God's great gifts to mankind. He's with Margie Mike Neufeldt and Andy Potos. All the angels. Waiting for his loved ones God Bless You during this difficult time and always as you remember sweet times together
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Lisa Smith left a message on February 24, 2017:
In 1982 on Green Tree Rd, is when my life changed. Meeting the D'Amato's. A game show on TV, pasta on the dinner plate, and a ton of love, not only for each other but to anyone who entered their home. Though the heartbreak is difficult this week, and many tears have fallen, It is the memories, spirit and pure love of Tom ( to whom I respectfully referred to as Mr. D'Amato for the majority of our relationship ) that will dry my tears. I will fondly remember my experiences with him and also who he was as a man and father. His laugh, his leadership advice when I would stop by Kmart, his laugh, how he reminded me on a regular basis that I could accomplish anything, his laugh, the way he loved me like his own, his laugh, our common love for hot sauce, his laugh, his loving voice when he called me "kid", his laugh, our political banter, his laugh, seeing first hand his special relationship with Doc Watson and learning what the true meaning of friendship is by his example, his laugh and our common love for both of his daughters... As I reflect on many years of knowing the D'Amato foursome, I am without a doubt a better person for knowing them all. Mr. Damato, Thank you! For everything you brought to my life. Though my heart is heavy, what I know for sure is this...I am comforted, now that Tom & Margie have reunited, and their love lives on in all of us who have had the pleasure of knowing them. To Lou & Connie, My trust is in you to help ease the pain, during this difficult time for our girls. They are in good hands. I know how difficult it will be for you as you both grieve this loss too. I am here for all of you.
Walt Asbury left a message on February 24, 2017:
Alyce and Beth, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. Your Dad was one of a kind. He was a special person and a good friend. He had a heart of gold and always looked for the good in any situation. From May of 1985 until August of 1988 I was his right hand man at the Cudahy Kmart, and he taught me a lot. He was so proud of the two of you and what you became. Beth, do you remember our April fool's joke? Your Dad was loved by many and is now in the arms of Jesus with his beloved Margie at his side.
Linda and John Hecher left a message on February 23, 2017:
Red Sauce a la D\'Amato is a treasure I will carry on....he taught me to cook genuine Italian red sauce....it\'s gone many places and been shared and enjoyed. Our sympathy and comfort to you. Tom and Marge are together again!
Carol Stein left a message on February 23, 2017:
I'm so glad I got to know your dad a little better in the last couple of years and you're right, he did love you both and was very proud of you and happy that you both have special partners in your life.
Brenda Krentz (Alexian Village) left a message on February 23, 2017:
It was an honor to have known your father thru your mother Margie. The admiration and love they had for each other shined, and it is a lasting memory for me and many at Alexian Village. My deepest sympathy and treasure those good memories and keep them close to your hearts.....
Joe and Jeanine Licari left a message on February 23, 2017:
Alyce, Beth, Lou and Connie – We are thinking about you and are so saddened about the loss of your father. He clearly lived a very full life and touched countless others along his journey. May all your memories and the special moments of his lifetime help comfort you during this difficult time. All our love and prayers.
Christina Schove left a message on February 23, 2017:
My family and I had a few opportunities to share the warmth and kindness of Tom and his lovely wife, Margie. Tom's gregarious nature and fun-loving, positive attitude drew us in easily. I can't speak his name without thinking about the joy he brought my daughter on their first meeting. Of course, he showed up for dinner with the biggest, most beautiful rag doll her two year old eyes had ever seen. (Molly dolly - later named) When one thinks of Tom, happy memories flood in. Everyone who met him felt accepted, worthy, and loved - he had a talent for that. I feel blessed to have my family be a very tiny part of his world - just a few of the many people touched by his kindness.
Jen left a message on February 23, 2017:
Aunt Alyce - I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know much about your Dad but this was such a beautiful tribute and so wonderfully written. I know he will be reunited with your mom and will be watching and protecting you from above
Penny Miller Gierach left a message on February 23, 2017:
I can't begin to express how much Tom will be miss and he was certainly loved by all his family. His jokes - laughter and long family talks always inspired everyone. He was the best and there will be a for ever hole in my heart with out him. Gods blessing to you all. I am sorry I am unable to see you at his service. I am sill in AZ. love to you.
Judy Rose left a message on February 23, 2017:
Tom was part of my family for as long as I can remember from the days of the Parkway and Oasis theaters through the K-Mart days. My grandmother Millie, my Uncle’s Russ and Red (Erv) Larson along with my mother Lois loved him dearly. Thirty years ago he helped my teenage son land his first job at K-Mart which opened the door to his future. Tom was one of the first people I called when I lost my mom 11 years ago; he and Margie were a tremendous help to me at that time. He will never be forgotten and grateful to have had him in our lives. Please accept my deepest and sincere condolences. Judy Rose
Patrick J. Hall left a message on February 23, 2017:
I met Tom back in the early 60's. We were working at Sentry foods. One night after work we went to a place he knew on Viliet St. we had the best pizza and a couple oh beers ( I was under age ) I lost track of him but occasionally I heard his name pop up. Fast forward to 2006 I was retired and working for Sears in Meno. Falls and I heard he was driving the bus to the casinos.. I wish I would have tried to make contact then. Rest in peace Tom
Anita Moyer left a message on February 22, 2017:
Sounds like a wonderful man. Wish I had known him better. My thoughts and prayers are with Alyce, Beth and Lou.
Jean Logue left a message on February 22, 2017:
To Alyce & Beth, My thoughts and prayers are with you. And my sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your Father. He was a good man.
Jennie Cullen left a message on February 22, 2017:
I can't think of cousin Tom without smiling, I know he will be very much missed. His light was bright!
Steve Richards left a message on February 22, 2017:
My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family stay strong
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Joe Connelly left a message on February 22, 2017:
Laughed with Tom since Union School days. Will miss his sense of humor and timing. Condolences to all. Gee I will miss him !
Robert Groetsema left a message on February 22, 2017:
My deepest sympathy to Tom's family for their loss of this wonderful man. He will always be remembered as a great friend.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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