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John J Amanti

January 19, 1925 - May 01, 2023


Obituary For John J Amanti

John Joseph Amanti, 98 years young, was born on January 19, 1925 at his family’s home in Lynn’s Brickyard neighborhood. He was the third child of Emanuel and Margaret (Nicoletti) Amanti. He passed away on May 1 at Brooksby Village in Peabody after a life well-lived.

John graduated from Lynn Classical High in 1942. He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran who proudly served his country in the Pacific Theater of Operations, stationed in the Philippines, Guadalcanal, and Japan. He was a member of Company A of the 1393rd Engineer’s Construction Battalion tasked with road construction in the region.

Upon his return from the service, John met Mary Johnstone in a jewelry store. They were married four years later and would have celebrated 73 years of marriage later this spring. They lived in Swampscott and Salem initially before settling in Lynnfield where they raised their family and lived for 37 years. True life partners, John and Mary enjoyed traveling, square and round dancing, golfing at Tedesco Country Club, card games, and spending time with family and friends. They were blessed with over 40 years of wonderful memories in Sarasota, FL where they played golf at Palm Aire Country Club, made lifelong friends, and spent time with family who also wintered there.

John was a hard working, licensed Master Plumber/Gas Fitter, Master Pipefitter and Refrigeration Technician. He earned a degree from Franklin Technical Institute in Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning, attending night school after long workdays. He was the former President of E. Amanti & Sons, Inc., the thriving business his father Emanuel founded and his son Tom now runs with two of his children, currently a fourth generation enterprise. He was admired and respected for his kind demeanor, politeness, sweet smile, and the way he treated Amanti employees and business associates. He was a role model for his family and others.

Besides the love of his life, Mary, John leaves his beloved children Tom Amanti (Dottie) and Nancy Williams (Mike), all of Lynnfield. He adored his five grandchildren: Steve Amanti (Stephanie) of Prides Crossing, Debbi Amanti Belanger (David) of Cambridge, Diane Amanti (Tom Hopkins) of Lynnfield, Carolyn Williams (Asher Lack) of New York, NY and Jeffrey Williams of Lynnfield. He was the eternally proud Great-Grandfather of Sophia, Leo, Max, Freddie, Mia, and Sebastian. John was predeceased by his parents, sister Natalie Geleski and her husband Charles, brothers Anthony, Gerry, Vin and dear brother-in-law Louis Pietrogallo. He is survived by his cherished sister Grace Pietrogallo of Holyoke and sisters-in-law Norma Amanti of Westfield and MaryAnn Amanti of St. Petersburg, FL, along with many loving nieces and nephews who meant the world to him.

John and Mary moved to Brooksby Village in 2018 and their devotion to one another was admired by all. They made special friends there who have enriched their lives. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to either:

Brooksby Catholic Fund c/o Pastoral Services 300 Brooksby Village Drive Peabody, MA 01960


Brooksby Village Resident Fund, Philanthropy Office 200 Brooksby Village Drive Peabody, MA 01960 Online elm.convio.net/BrooksbyBCF

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 from 4-7 PM at Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody and relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A funeral Mass in John’s honor will be held at St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield, on Wednesday, May 10th at 11:30 AM followed by burial at Forest Hill Cemetery.

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  • 05/08/2023

    When I went to work at E. Amanti & Sons Inc. in 1988, John and I were together in the basement of the home which has now blossomed into a one of the most successful Mechanical Contractors in New England. I loved John and the entire Amanti family to this day. He and I discussed everything and his dry sense of humor never ceased to amaze me. His trademark auto "The Hot Rod Lincoln" was as his great son , Tommy coined it, always brought a smile to our faces.


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    Mixed flowers in a handled basket was sent for John J Amanti - May 08, 2023

  • Soft Serenity Floor Basket

    Tricia Whitehead sent Soft Serenity Floor Basket for John J Amanti - May 06, 2023

    In loving memory of a life well-lived. Blessings, Harrison and Tricia (Brodbine) Whitehead

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