OBITUARY

Denis J. Amisano Sr.

May 21, 1953September 1, 2015
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Denis J. Amisano Sr., age 62 of Watkins Glen, NY passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on September 1st, 2015.

Denis was born in Flushing, New York on May 21st, 1953, the son of Guido and Margaret (Pellecchia) Amisano. Prior to his retirement in 2001, Denis was the Vice President of Elmira Pepsi Bottling Co., President and founder of Full Service Vending, and President of Quarter Mile Creek LLC, with which he scripted a film, entitled “The Appeal”. Denis had also consulted and mentored many from his home. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Watkins Glen, where he started the Divine Mercy Novena with Father Austin, served on the church board and was a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the Watkins Glen Fire Dept. for over 30 years, where he had been an EMT and served on their Fire Dept. Board. Denis was also a member of the BPOE, Watkins Glen Elk’s Lodge #1546. Denis was Godfather to many, and a father figure to many friends, who referred to him lovingly as “Papa” or “Mr. A.”. He loved watching the NY Giants with his son and friends. Denis was a pillar in the community and for his family. A true friend to all, having many loyal friends, he was caring and noted as the epitome of generosity, always offering words of wisdom and advice.

Denis is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Christina (Kelley) Amisano; his children, Denis J. ‘DJ’ Amisano Jr and his wife, Emily, Michelle Fuksman and her husband, Paul and Margaret Mary Amisano, and Teresa Yandow and her husband, Justin; grandchildren, Christianna Elizabeth and Isaac Denis Fuksman and Jameson and Zyler Yandow; his mother, Margaret Amisano; siblings, Mary Anne Poland and her husband Walter, Guy Amisano and his wife, Mary, Elizabeth Welch and her husband, George, and Adele Lanahan; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Denis was predeceased by his daughter, Elizabeth M. Amisano, father, Guido; sister, Agnes Donovan; and brother in law, Bryan Lanahan.

Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Friday, September 4th at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th St., Watkins Glen. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, September 5th at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made in Denis’ memory to The Elizabeth Amisano Ovarian Cancer Education Fund, Live Like Liz Inc., PO Box 434, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 4, 2015
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 5, 2015
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Denis J. Amisano Sr.

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Casey Lees

September 18, 2015

My thoughts are with you all! May the special, funny and loving memories you have ease your pain.

Mary

September 18, 2015

Denis was a beautiful soul. My condolences to his beloved family.

Jim Burke

September 12, 2015

So sorry to hear of Denis's passing, have great memories of him from the old Lourdes days. thoughts and prayers with you and yours.
Jim Burke,OLL '68

Kathy Weber

September 10, 2015

Chris I just heard about Denis and I wanted to tell you how sorry I was to hear about his death. I will be thinking of you.

Jim Chely

September 9, 2015

I was out of town and just heard of Denis's passing. My sympathies to his family. He will be together again with his daughter. Denis and my sister were very good friends from Lourdes through ND.

September 9, 2015

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Husband and Father. The Dwyre Family, Tom,Carol,Tara Eric and Megan.

September 9, 2015

I'M SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DENIS.THE AMISANO FAMILY WERE THE GREATEST.I KNEW THEM ALL FROM THE TIME THEY MOVED TO ELMIRA.GOD BLESS THE REST OF YOU AND DENIS FAMILY.GLEN MALLETTE SR LAS VEGAS NV.

Paul Fuksman

September 8, 2015

Best father in law ever

Mary Ann McMillan

September 8, 2015

So sorry to hear about Denis's passing. He will leave behind lots of cherished memories with his family and friends.

My sincerest sympathy for your loss.

Bob Hotaling

September 8, 2015

Very sad to hear the about the loss of Denis. I remember a very nice young fellow growing up.