September 28, 1928 - February 4, 2020
Albany-Angelo Joe Amore, 91, entered Eternal Life, Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center. Born in Siderno, Reggio Calabria, Italy, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Giuseppina Giovinazzo Amore. He was the dear husband of 62 years to Liliana Calderazzo Amore, beloved father to Josephine Amore (late Nino Sapienza) and Robert Amore (Rosella). Cherished grandfather to Salvatore and Serena Sapienza and Angelo, Roberto and Alessandro Amore. Also survived by his sisters in Italy, Anna Ricupero and Maria Giovinazzo as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Primo Antonio (Mary) Amore. Mr Amore settled in Albany in 1960 working as a Master Tailor at Steffel Brothers, State Street alongside many talented tailors also from Siderno. In 1967, Mr Amore founded Amore Custom Tailors at 95 State Street, later becoming Amore Clothing at 123 State Street. Joe’s work ethic, talent and charisma gained the respect and admiration of many of the area’s wonderful gentlemen as he enjoyed creating bespoke suits for his loyal clientele. He shared a special relationship with Albany’s legendary Mayor, the Honorary Erastus Corning as well as sharing early morning singing sessions with the late Govenor Mario Cuomo. Joe was a proud supporter of the Italian/American community, belonging to the Roma Intangible Lodge as well as being an original donor in the building of the Italian-American Community Center. Known as an “Albany institution “ for his 52 years on State Street, the tailor shop was known for expert tailoring as well as an ever present quick wit and jovial atmosphere. Joe had a compassionate and generous spirit and was a loyal friend to many. The best of times were summers in his hometown of Siderno with his grandchildren, friends and relatives. His grandchildren brought him endless joy in life and they were blessed to have him for so long. Joe’s unique charm and wisdom will be fondly remembered by all he touched. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with Angelo’s family on Friday, February 7 2020 from 4-7 pm at the McVeigh Funeral Home , 208 North Allen Street Albany. Funeral services on Saturday February 8, 2020 at 9:15 am at McVeigh, thence to The Parish of Mater Christi, Albany at 10 am where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated. The rite of Committal will follow at St Agnes Cemetery Menands immediately following the Funeral Mass. Those wishing to remember Mr Amore may send donations to either The Parish of Mater Christi, 40 Hopewell Street, Albany, 12208, or the Community Hospice c/o St Peter’s Hospital Foundation 310 S Manning Blvd, Albany 12208. The Amore family would like to recognize the wonderful compassion and care Mr Amore received from the dedicated staff at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center in Guilderland.
Albany-Angelo Joe Amore, 91, entered Eternal Life, Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center. Born in Siderno, Reggio Calabria, Italy, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Giuseppina Giovinazzo Amore. He was the dear husband... View Obituary & Service Information
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