Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT


David Charles D'Amato

April 26, 1957July 10, 2019

David “Charlie” Charles D’Amato, 62, of East Hartford passed away July 10, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer surrounded by his family, friends and faith during his final days. Born April 26, 1957, in Hartford CT, to the late Richard J. and Gladys E. D’Amato. Ever a kid- at- heart, Charlie was fortunate to pursue numerous lifelong hobbies and passions with zest and flair. Countless days spent deep sea fishing in the Atlantic, where his love for the water lead to a proud volunteer stint as an Assistant Harbormaster for Newburyport, MA. An avid motorcyclist and ATV racer, beginning in his youth, he pursued numerous other outdoor activities: horseback riding, scuba diving (he loved the Caribbean), kayaking, and mountain biking. Many an afternoon also spent hiking; especially with his beloved dog Zoe. Charlie could get lost for days on landscaping projects, or tinkering with any and every electronic gadget he could get his hands on. Most recently, he looked towards the skies, piloting RC airplanes, while telling anyone who would listen, the technical details of his aircraft. As much as a thrill-seeker Charlie could be, he always valued his family, peace and tranquility. Those who knew and loved Charlie will miss his humor, compassion, storytelling and his adventurous spirit. Besides his parents, Charlie is predeceased by his brother Richard D’Amato Jr. Charlie will be missed by his son Christopher May and his wife Karri, his son Cody D’Amato. His granddaughter Clara May. He also leaves behind his siblings: Patty D’Amato, Michael D’Amato and his wife Carmen, Peter D’Amato, Donna Cacio and her husband Thomas, and Bebe D’Amato. He also leaves behind His lifelong friend Karen May, and many nieces and nephews. Per his wishes, a ceremony will be held as the summer, his favorite season, draws to a close. Please visit www.Newkirk&Whitney.Com mid-September to check service information.


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Bebe D’Amato

July 17, 2019

Charlie, growing up with you was a lot of fun. Having the same friends and hanging out all together is a memory that I will forever hold in my heart ❤️. Charlie, I will miss you everyday, and it’s the great memories we created is what I will think about, that will make me smile , make me cry, but knowing your with Mom, Dad, and Richie, is the greatest comfort I have. I love ❤️Charlie, always. Love Bebe.

Nicholas D'Angelo

July 16, 2019

Charlie always pursued Any of his passions with full steam.
Always had great stories, and always a good listener.
Be at Peace, now, my Friend.
May God Bless.
My sincere condolences to Karen , and Family, and to all of the D'Amato Family.

paulette dumais

July 15, 2019

My deepest sympathy, Bebe to you and Justin on your recent loss of your brother!!!!! And to Justin my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your "Uncle Charlie"!!!!! May he rest in peace!!!!!! He certainly lived life to the fullest as short as it was!!!!!