Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME


Stephen Winfield Amero

August 3, 1947April 19, 2020
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Stephen W. Amero, 72, of Windham passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2020, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving wife and sons after a long illness.

Steve was born in Portland, Maine, August 3, 1947 the son of William and Alice (Griffin) Amero, and grew up on Munjoy Hill. He proudly served in the U. S. Navy for four years including a tour of duty in the Vietnam War. After his time in the service, he became a proud member of United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 716, formerly known as Local 217. He was very involved in the Local as he was a former president, served on the Executive Board and was an instructor in the apprentice program. He was known by all as an excellent craftsman who took great pride in his work. Steve was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially with his best buddy Carl Reagan. Steve's greatest joy was spending time at his Log Cabin on Frye Island with his family and friends. Steve's infectious laugh and smile and uncanny ability to befriend everyone he came-in contact with, was truly a rare gift. Everyone that had the pleasure to cross his path would leave with a smile, a laugh and a desire to see him again. He was truly an ambassador for goodwill.

Steve was a longtime member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Italian Heritage Center.

Steve was predeceased by his parents and sisters Marion Dyer and Judith Rice. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Carol (Joyce) Amero, sons Stephen W Amero II and his wife Jessica, Jason M Amero and his wife Kristen; three beautiful grandchildren, Taliesin (Tali), Tessa and Malakai (Kai) and sisters, Eugenie Pettengill, Ceceila Huff and her husband Clinton and Carol Austin. He is also survived by many other family members and friends who will miss him dearly.

We wish to express our thanks and appreciation to Steve's wonderful Veterans Home Health Team, especially his RN Jody Proctor and NP Cindy Barlett and special thanks to Steve's Home Hospice care RN Jay Laplante.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family, Friday, August 14 from 4-8PM at the Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. A private funeral mass and burial with military honors will take place. Due to State CDC requirements, face masks will be required and funeral home occupancy will be limited to 50 persons at any given time. The family asks that guests pay their respects in a timely manner.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to the Frye Island Recreation Center C/O Frye Island Town Office 10 Fairway Lane Frye Island Maine, 04071


  • William Amero, Father (deceased)
  • Alice (Griffin) Amero, Mother (deceased)
  • Marion Dyer, Sister (deceased)
  • Judith Rice, Sister (deceased)
  • Carol (Joyce) Amero, Wife
  • Stephen W. Amero II (Jessica Amero), Son
  • Jason M. Amero (Kristen Amero), Son
  • Taliesin (Tali) Amero, Grandchild
  • Tessa Amero, Grandchild
  • Malakai (Kai) Amero, Grandchild
  • Eugenie Pettengill, Sister
  • Ceceila Huff (Clinton Huff), Sister
  • Carol Austin, Sister

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  • Frye Island Recreation Center


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Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street
Portland, Maine 04103


Stephen Winfield Amero

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Patricia Lindsey Cheshire

June 22, 2020

Dear Carol and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Your marriage was of those wonderful soulmate unions...perfect. I know Stevie loved you so much, you and his family. What a good man and of course, he always reminded me of my Dad with his wonderful good nature. I know there are some reunions going on in heaven...

Much love to you all.
Take care.

Dorothy Joyce

May 6, 2020

To the Amero’s,
The world has lost an amazing man. I am lucky to have head such an awe-inspiring uncle and he will be missed dearly. He was always so happy, fun loving and generous. The time we had was cut short, but I’m grateful for the wonderful memories that’ll bring a smile to my face for years to come.

Martin Joyce

May 3, 2020

Steve it was always a pleasure to see you. You were always in a good mood, a complete joy to be with, made my day more enjoyable and when our time together was over, I always looked forward to seeing you again.
In you, my sister found the perfect person to share her life and have a family with.
I will miss sharing time with you and look forward to seeing you when the big guy decides my time is up. In the meantime, I hope you and Michael have hooked-up.
Love Always,

Francine Bowden

May 2, 2020

I remember Stevie telling how he carried a Teddy Bear through Vietnam after his tour of duty ended and he was going home. It was for his niece. Wasn’t that just like Stevie? It was never about him...it was always about making someone else happy. Rest In Peace, Stevie
Our deepest sympathy to Carol and Family,
Frannie and Bill

Eugenie Pettengill

May 1, 2020

I have lost a great brother and a friend.he never gave my parents any grief .never got in trouble.he was the apple of 5 girlies who truly loved him.and every one that came in contach with him had a friend for life. And his family was first then friends .but if you needed him he always there for you .we had some good times visiting whit him and carol he will be in my heart and my mind always .he will always be in my heart and mind i will miss him very much love jean

Cheryl Lee

April 28, 2020

Carol and sons,
We send our sincere condolences.
Slim and Cheryl

Barbara Joyce

April 27, 2020

Carol, Stephen, Jessica, Jason, Kristin, Taliesin, Tessa, and Malakia,

My heart hurts to have lost Stevie.

So many words come to mind when I think of him: kindhearted, talented, admired, unforgettable, fun, wonderful, well-loved, generous, respected, caring, hardworking, energetic and happy.

My heart is happy to have so many fond memories of him.

I wish you peace and many blessings in the days to come.
Love to all, Barbie

Dianne&Dan Tardy

April 26, 2020

Carol and Family
Can not express how sorry and sad we are at the passing of Steve,he was the life of any party,get together or just a visit he was the man....He will be missed by many and never forgotten.Carol know the love you two shared will get you through until you meet him in Heaven and he will always be with you in spirit ,always.You know all of you was his life......Blessed are all of you....
Much Love Cousin Dianne&Dan Tardy🙏♥️

Debbie Webster

April 26, 2020

Carol, Steve, Jason and families,
I am so sad to hear this news. I have many wonderful memories of your family from my years being your neighbor. You were all blessed to have such a wonderful husband, dad, father in-law and grandfather❤️ Steve sure was a special person. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to those wonderful memories! Love to you all.

Nancy Anderson

April 26, 2020

Dear carol and family
There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. He was the kind of person we all wish we could be. I knew him for a long time and happy to call him my brother-in-law. You have such wonderful memories to think of and share forever. Carol , you are very dear to me and always in my heart.


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