Obituaries

James Stefanis
B: 1951-10-25
D: 2019-05-20
View Details
Stefanis, James
Joseph L. Chiasson
B: 1935-02-17
D: 2019-05-19
View Details
Chiasson, Joseph L.
Gladys T. (Heron) Gallagher
B: 1933-08-18
D: 2019-05-19
View Details
Gallagher, Gladys T. (Heron)
Charles E. Santos
B: 1940-07-26
D: 2019-05-16
View Details
Santos, Charles E.
Victor W. Lalli Sr.
B: 1917-08-24
D: 2019-05-11
View Details
Lalli Sr., Victor W.
Ronald B. Boudreau
B: 1945-11-14
D: 2019-05-11
View Details
Boudreau, Ronald B.
Patricia F. (Mullen) Beaudoin
B: 1929-05-15
D: 2019-05-07
View Details
Beaudoin, Patricia F. (Mullen)
Joan Mary (Maloney) Albertelli
B: 1938-04-06
D: 2019-05-06
View Details
Albertelli, Joan Mary (Maloney)
Rev. Louis S. Bilicky
B: 1922-12-31
D: 2019-05-02
View Details
Bilicky, Rev. Louis S.
John Alvin Estabrook
B: 1945-01-01
D: 2019-05-01
View Details
Estabrook, John Alvin
Doris Hillebrand Anderson
B: 1928-03-21
D: 2019-04-30
View Details
Anderson, Doris Hillebrand
John William Lowe
B: 1937-09-22
D: 2019-04-29
View Details
Lowe, John William
Dominica "Mimi" (Rizzo) Luca
B: 1922-05-18
D: 2019-04-28
View Details
Luca, Dominica "Mimi" (Rizzo)
Daniel "Danny" McA'Nulty
D: 2019-04-27
View Details
McA'Nulty, Daniel "Danny"
Beverly Ann McGrory
B: 1965-08-22
D: 2019-04-25
View Details
McGrory, Beverly Ann
Melanie A. Pennington
B: 1959-03-11
D: 2019-04-15
View Details
Pennington, Melanie A.
Dolores (Martin) Arruda
B: 1931-09-29
D: 2019-04-15
View Details
Arruda, Dolores (Martin)
Vincent J. Stigliani
B: 1924-01-18
D: 2019-04-09
View Details
Stigliani, Vincent J.
Michelle A. Pierce
B: 1946-09-26
D: 2019-04-06
View Details
Pierce, Michelle A.
John J. Kulik
B: 1925-11-05
D: 2019-04-06
View Details
Kulik, John J.
Theresa (Cirino) Mertz
D: 2019-04-05
View Details
Mertz, Theresa (Cirino)

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193
Joseph Kelly  D'Amore

Joseph Kelly D'Amore

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To make your contribution to Joseph Kelly D'Amore's online memorial, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Joseph Kelly D'Amore with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Obituary

Joseph Kelly D’Amore, 59, of Acton, MA, son of M. Sarah (McFadden) and Robert E. D’Amore succumbed Thursday afternoon, February 21, 2019 at the LifeCare of Acton facility following a ten-year battle with cancer and collateral complications.

Joe is survived by his parents, his step mother Christine, his daughter Renee D'Amore of Wellesley and granddaughter Genevieve D'Amore, sisters Catherine D'Amore and Donna D'Amore of Allentown, PA., along with many cousins.

Joe spent his early years in Bad Kreuznach, Germany as an “Army Brat” before settling in the Acton area.
Joe graduated from Acton/Boxborough high school, was class salutatorian at Proctor Academy, Andover, NH where he starred in three sports, matriculated and played football at UNH, and earned Math and Computer Science degrees from Salem State University. As a college student he also worked for Don Law Entertainment as a security specialist.

Joe worked as a software engineer for several companies before founding his own consulting firm which specialized in machine shop computer coding and CAD-CAM programming. He was the primary software engineer in the development of a revolutionary automatic CAD-CAM design/engineering program for Sonoco Products Co. and was a preferred consultant to Digital Equipment Corp. Joe enjoyed dirt bike racing and hi-speed motor boating. He was a Little League and Pop Warner standout and excelled at football, lacrosse, hockey, boxing and wrestling. He also was crew chief for his dad’s race cars until his illness.

In 1985 Joe was featured in a two page spread by the Lowell Sun for his Golden Gloves upset knockout of the tournament’s super-heavy weight favorite. His opponent was so devastating that tourney officials would not tell Joe whom he was fighting until minutes before the bout, fearing that Joe would forfeit. Upon learning his opponent’s identity Joe smiled, climbed up into the ring and knocked “Goliath” out early in the second round.

Joe suffered from stage four oral cancer and was given less than a month to live in 2009. Ever the fighter he held off the inevitable for nearly a decade taking on each new setback with incredible courage and determination. His spirit and positive approach have been an inspiration to his family, friends and caregivers.

Visiting hours are Saturday, March 2nd from 1:00-4:00 P.M. at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. A service will follow at 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Flowers are greatly appreciated, or those who wish may make memorial donations in Joe's name to a favorite charity or organization. Memorial page actonfuneralhome.com
Read Less

No funeral details available.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Joseph Kelly here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
B

Bob & MaryAnn McFadden & Family

Posted at 04:45pm
In memory of Joseph D' Amore
Tree Image
2 memorial trees were planted in the memory of Joseph Kelly D'Amore
GT

George, Mandy, Lillian & Benjamin Twohig

Posted at 07:47pm
Our hearts and prayers are with you
Tree Image
2 memorial trees were planted in the memory of Joseph Kelly D'Amore
RG

Ray Gallant

Posted at 03:19pm
My deepest sympathy to the D'Amore family. Once a teammate always a teammate. Coach Ray Gallant, AB Football.
KL

Kelly lewis

Posted at 05:36pm
Joe was always a joy to visit and always made sure I had the most recent information on free movies and internet access. Joe cared for the staff at lifecare as though we were family, always leaving us personalized thank you notes. We will miss his presence and positive thinking
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album