OBITUARY

Paul S. Amenta Sr.

September 30, 1922December 8, 2014

Former CT State Senator Paul S. Amenta Paul S. Amenta, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 8, 2014 with his loving family by his side. Paul led an inspiring life in which he served as a WWII pilot, dedicated over 30 years of his time on the CT Board of Education, served six terms as a CT State Senator, and spent his last years until the age of 79 at AFSCME’s Political and Legislative Director. He was an extremely generous man who gave endlessly of his time and of his love. Paul was born on September 30, 1922 to Salvatore and Vita (Crisafulli) Amenta. He is survived by his 5 children, daughter Joyce and Dave McKnight of Bristol, a daughter Sharron Amenta Blancato of New Britain; one son Paul and Jean Amenta of New Britain; daughter Pamela Gervais and her fiancé Gordon Page of Westbrook; daughter Cynthia Amenta Panella and Joe Simlick of Westbrook, CT. He also leaves his brother Sebastian Amenta of Ft. Lauderdale, FL., 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends that all lovingly called him “Pop!” Paul will rest in loving peace with his wife of 55 years, Marion (Whitney) Amenta, his daughter Patricia (Amenta) Nigro,his brother Carmen Amenta and his sister Mary (Amenta) DeLorenze. At this time we would also like to acknowledge Theresa Gavin and Tom and Angie Dolan who took care of him on his last journey. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 9:00 AM from the New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave. New Britain, followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Maurice Church, 100 Whitman Rd. New Britain. Burial with military honors will be at St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. Friends and family may call on Friday, December 12th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Britain High School, 110 Mill Street New Britain CT c/o The Paul Amenta, Sr. Scholarship Fund.To share a memory with the family please go to www.newbritainsagarino.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 12, 2014
  • Paul's Funeral Liturgy Saturday, December 13, 2014
REMEMBERING

Paul S. Amenta Sr.

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Sunday Brown

December 16, 2014

Joy, such a sad brthday present! You and your family have our Deepest Sympathy
Love,
Sunny & Ken Brown

The Blancato Family

December 16, 2014

We're missing you terribly Pop! You will forever be in our hearts. All Our Love, Lisa, Mark, Soleil, Bella, Farrah, and Hudson

Len Prygoda

December 15, 2014

Dear Paul, Jean and family,
Just found out last night , on Facebook, of your dad passing away. What a wonderful difference he made in this world. As a Goodwin Tech graduate, I always recall his very strong support for the vocational high school system in the state. His many unselfish years on the Board of Education paved the way for educational success for thousands of students. We are all indebted to Paul Sr. for his service to his city and state. He will not be forgotten. My prayers are with you. Len Prygoda, AFT

Francesca Tulski

December 14, 2014

What a wonderful man. Think we may be related if he was related to Ciancis from Siracusa area of Sicily.

Frank Manafort jr.

December 14, 2014

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Richard A. Rutkowski

December 14, 2014

I would like to offer my deepest condolence to the entire family of Paul S. Amenta. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Amenta family at this time of great loss. Paul was instrumental in helping intercede on my half via a request from my father Peter P. Rutkowski, president of the Pulaski Democratic Club in NewBritain, Conn.to get me into the Hartford State Technical Institute (HSTI) in Hartford Connecticut in 1956. Upon graduation from HSTI, I transfeered all my credits to Tri-State College (now Triane University) in Angola, Indiana and received a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in Aug. 1959. I always will feel endeaded to Paul for giving me a big break via entry at HSTI and the start of my 33 year rewarding professional industrial engineering career in he State of Connecticut. I also was a associate of his son-in-law David McKnight at the New Britain Sail & Power Squadron for many years, as we served in the education dept. of the squadron. Once again my sincere sympathy to the entire Amenta family. May our loving GOD take care of Paul in heaven. I will not say good-bye, I will say, till we meet again some day in the near future in heaven. GOD bless you all.

Edwina Zawacki

December 13, 2014

So sorry for the loss of your father. My prayers and sympathy to all of the Amenta family.
Chip Zawacki

December 13, 2014

to the entire amenta family, may your memories and support of your family find you comfort in your time of grief.i think of you and still cherish clinton beach.i know its been years Patty,but i havent forgotten.living in ormond beach,florida,but still visit Ct.with heartfelt sympathy,francine sperre

December 12, 2014

Love to all

December 12, 2014

My sincerest condolences to the Amenta family. As young men, my Dad and Paul met and became political allies through the Democratic Party in New Britain, and later friends. I remember my Dad always speaking very highly of Senator Amenta throughout the time I was a little girl to an adult.
I am deeply sorry for your loss and extend my sincerest sympathy to you.
Donna Paladino Lash