Louis J. Amigo, Jr

May 18, 1934 - October 31, 2023
Louis J. Amigo, Jr

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Louis “Lou” Joseph Amigo was born May 18, 1934 and passed peacefully October 31, 2023 with his family at his side. For 65 years he was married to the love of his life, Helen, building a wonderful life on Long Island, NY. Lou and Helen had 3 beautiful daughters Theresa (Scott), Donna, and Jennifer (Scott), a son Louis (Suzanne) and 7 grandchildren Rebecca, Jack, Danielle, Carson, Gabby, Alex and Stephen who were his heart and soul. Lou had one sibling, Vera, with whom he had a special relationship and they loved each other dearly.

He was a man who could fix and do anything, including working on all of his cars and re-modeling the house multiple times, with a drive that was admirable. His career started as a counterman for an HVAC company, and then he rose to become vice president.

He was known for telling stories about his relatives. In Costa Rica, he once won the lottery and used the winnings to take his grandmother to the Opera where they sat in the State Box. With his cousin in Panama, he was allowed to open and close the locks of the Panama Canal.

He loved adventure. He went skydiving for his 70th birthday and hot air ballooning when he was 75. He dreamed of hang gliding off the Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro. It’s likely it’s on his to-do list in heaven.

In retirement, Lou and Helen moved to North Carolina where he spent many days at the beach. To say he loved the beach is an understatement. He would show up with his towel and blue rolling chair in tow, and every couple hours after baking in the sun he would do the papa flop, diving into the water and then swim and float and relax.

Truly a great man, Lou will be missed, but never forgotten. Go Blue!

A Memorial Mass will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 3, 2023, at the Basilica of St. Mary, 412 Ann St., Wilmington, 28401.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the FRAXA Research Foundation at www.Fraxa.org/donate , or FRAXA Research Foundation
10 Prince Place, Suite 203, Newburyport, MA 01950-2657

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Leland Chapel. Please leave online condolences for Lou’s family on his Tribute Wall at www.wilmingtoncares.com

Memorial Mass

Friday, November 3, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Basilica Shrine of St. Mary - Directions
412 Ann St
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-5491

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  • November 03, 2023
    Jen Koch says:
    He was a legend! I loved getting to know him over the years at the beach and becoming part of the family. Mr. Amigo will always hold a special place in my heart. Sending hugs to his beautiful family.

  • November 03, 2023
    Karin & Daryl Johnston says:
    Our deepest condolences to each and everyone of you. My memories of Mr. Amigo and growing up across the street from each of you all are such a blessing and treasured memories. Praying for peace and comfort for your hearts. Love to you all❤️ Karin and Daryl

  • November 03, 2023
    Penny DelCampo says:
    Our Deepest Condolences! Love and Prayers for all of you! Penny and Michael DelCampo

  • November 03, 2023
    Frances E Occhicone says:
    I had the breif pleasure of meeting this man during his trip to FL. To see his Granddaughter Danielle Graduate from High school. He was someone who you could feel the goodness in him just by the way he carried himself. Rest in peace beautiful soul.

  • November 03, 2023
    Terry Collins says:
    Only a great man could have a daughter like Terri who gives so much to the lives of others and cherished her dad.