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Amandio James "A.J." DeCoito
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Obituary for Amandio James "A.J." DeCoito

Amandio James "A.J." DeCoito, 82 of Groveland passed away unexpectedly July 5th at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

He was born in Peabody on July 29th, 1934, son of the late Amandio and Mary (Semis) DeCoito.

He was educated in Bradford, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 18. A.J. served on the Aircraft Carrier USS Oriskany in the Korean War.

A.J. was self employed in the construction industry for most of his career. He enjoyed reading and spending time passing a joke or two with family.

He was the former husband of Mildred Goutier and leaves his three children, James A. of Groveland, Diane M. of Groveland and Annette J. Putnam of Bristol N.H as well as Catherine Conway of Bethpage TN and Joanne Termini of Amesbury MA; siblings Frank and Joseph of MS, Daniel of Haverhill, Richard of Freemont N.H. and Eileen Angers of Atkinson; grandchildren Breyanne Yuszkus, Derek Forte, Elaina and Joseph Putnam: two great grandchildren Gavin and Grayson Forte; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Tom, Robert, William, Isabell Mills and Elaine Mortel; grandfather of the late Amandio J., James A. DeCoito and Jennifer Yuszkus.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the calling hours on Monday July 10th from 5-8 PM at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill. A graveside service with Naval honors will be held on Tuesday July 11th at 11:00 AM in the Riverview Cemetery, Groveland. Contributions in his memory may be made to your local veteran’s organization.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill

106 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830





11:00 AM
Riverview Cemetery

159 Main Street
Groveland, MA 01834

Memorial Contribution

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local veteran's organization.


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