Louis Michael Amoia
Louis Michael Amoia, 83, longtime resident of Clinton and later Old Saybrook, died peacefully on June 6 from complications of Covid-19. He was born on Dec. 13, 1937, to Ralph and Philomena Amoia on Staten Island, New York, the youngest of three children. His brother Vincent and his sister Virginia Sterlacci predeceased him. He is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Karen and Michael Milano of Killingworth, and Susan and Ken Corbin of Pomfret. He leaves three grandchildren, Kristen and Michael James Milano and Shelby Corbin, along with several nieces and nephews.
After graduating from McKee High School on Staten Island in 1951, Louis joined the Air Force and was stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina. As a leading draftsman there, he helped design the expansion of the base, which at the time served as one of the nation's Strategic Air Command locations. Returning to Staten Island he attended what was then Richmond College, married, and began a long career at Proctor and Gamble at Port Ivory. When Louis moved to Clinton, he continued in the same field of work at the Chesebrough-Pond's manufacturing site in Clinton.
Lou was a founding member of the Staten Island Modeleers, and had a lifelong love for boating. He actually built a snipe from a kit on his property on Staten Island. Neighborhood boys were happy to lend a hand in the project. After owning two sailboats, Lou bought a cabin cruiser which he enjoyed living on for years in Clinton Harbor. Friends remember many good times aboard Louie the 14th. He circumnavigated both Manhattan and Staten Island numerous times, entertaining and sometimes scaring both family and friends.
Lou will be missed by family and friends. A memorial gathering will be planned for a safer time in the future. The Family would like to extend a Thank you to the staff at Apple Rehab Old Saybrook for their care and commaradarie during his last years. Memorial contributions in his name can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.