Frederick Francis Amico
June 10, 1931 – May 14, 2018
Fred Amico died Monday after a fall in his room in Winchester. Fred was born to Sicilian immigrants in Connecticut in 1931. Fred was the youngest of nine children. He lost his own parents while in high school and lived with his older sister and her husband. Fred earned a football scholarship to Georgetown University, which was his entrée to the D.C. area. He graduated in 1954, enlisted in the army in 1955, serving in Germany and other areas of Europe, and was honorably discharged in 1957. He returned to Connecticut and taught high school social studies. More importantly, he met his future wife, Dolores, marrying in 1961 and moving to Fairlington Village with all the other young couples. At that time he also began a 30 year career as a civil servant, working for the Navy, Department of Interior, and the GSA.
Fred and Dolores moved to Springfield in 1963 where they raised their three kids, Freddy, Tom and Marie, and became active members of the community. Fred loved sports and coached little league baseball and youth football for years. When his children entered high school, he attended all the football games, baseball games, basketball games, field hockey matches and swim meets he could. To contribute further to his kids’ school, Fred became an active member of the Lee High School Boosters Club and served as its president for several years.
He and Dolores lived in Springfield until diminishing health necessitated a move to Winchester where he passed away last Monday.
He was a gentleman, kind, and thoughtful. He thought of others before himself and never really did anything for his own gain. Everything he did was for his family, his sisters, his nieces and nephews, his children, and especially his grandchildren, Alex, Nikki and Zackery. He never missed an event or a moment in his children and grandchildren’s’ lives, enjoying their achievements and accomplishments more than they did themselves. His smile, laugh, sense of humor and love for everyone will be missed by all.
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Drive
- Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2018