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“Alyce, Beth, Lou and Connie I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in the Berry family's thoughts and prayers. If we had any snow I'd paint him a...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Keith Berry

“Tom I want to thank you so much for letting me into your life and being family friends I love you so much forever I'm always going to miss you and I...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Gigi

“One of God's great gifts to mankind. He's with Margie Mike Neufeldt and Andy Potos. All the angels. Waiting for his loved ones God Bless You...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Tom Pipines

“Alyce and Beth, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief. Your Dad was one of a kind. He was a special person and a good friend....Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Walt Asbury

“In 1982 on Green Tree Rd, is when my life changed. Meeting the D'Amato's. A game show on TV, pasta on the dinner plate, and a ton of love, not only...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa Smith

“It was an honor to have known your father thru your mother Margie. The admiration and love they had for each other shined, and it is a lasting...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Brenda Krentz (Alexian Village)

“I'm so glad I got to know your dad a little better in the last couple of years and you're right, he did love you both and was very proud of you and...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Carol Stein

“Red Sauce a la D\'Amato is a treasure I will carry on....he taught me to cook genuine Italian red sauce....it\'s gone many places and been shared and...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Linda and John Hecher

“My family and I had a few opportunities to share the warmth and kindness of Tom and his lovely wife, Margie. Tom's gregarious nature and fun-loving,...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Christina Schove

“Alyce, Beth, Lou and Connie ~ please know we're holding you in our thoughts and prayers. Many a time Alyce would share her father's stories, and the...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Cheryl & Bruce Church - Erin, WI

“A man with a large heart and harmonious nature is very much missed. May the sadness you now feel soon dissipate and may cherished memories become the...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Tom was part of my family for as long as I can remember from the days of the Parkway and Oasis theaters through the K-Mart days. My grandmother...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Judy Rose

“Aunt Alyce - I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know much about your Dad but this was such a beautiful tribute and so wonderfully written. I know...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Jen

“My condolences for your loss, may the peace of God that supases all the understanding, comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. John 6...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences for your los. May the words at Isaiah 35:5,6 give you comfort and hope. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Alyce, Beth, Lou and Connie – We are thinking about you and are so saddened about the loss of your father. He clearly lived a very full life...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Joe and Jeanine Licari

“I can't begin to express how much Tom will be miss and he was certainly loved by all his family. His jokes - laughter and long family talks always...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Penny Miller Gierach

“To Alyce & Beth, My thoughts and prayers are with you. And my sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your Father. He was a good man. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Jean Logue

“Sounds like a wonderful man. Wish I had known him better. My thoughts and prayers are with Alyce, Beth and Lou. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Anita Moyer

“My deepest sympathy to Tom's family for their loss of this wonderful man. He will always be remembered as a great friend. ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Robert Groetsema

“My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family stay strong ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Steve Richards

“I can't think of cousin Tom without smiling, I know he will be very much missed. His light was bright! ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Jennie Cullen

“Laughed with Tom since Union School days. Will miss his sense of humor and timing. Condolences to all. Gee I will miss him ! ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Joe Connelly


On Monday, February 20th, 2017 the world lost an incredible, funny, passionate, loving man. Tom was born 12/23/38 in Cambridge, MA to Alyce Murphy, and was adopted by Paul D'Amato soon after Alyce and Paul married in '44. Tom grew up in Waukesha and attended Waukesha South High School where he lettered in three sports. Tom joined the Marines in '57 and received a badge for marksmanship. He lived his adult life in Milwaukee and was a general manager for the Kmart Corporation for 36 years. Tom was proud of his involvement in the TV 6 Labor Day Telethon where he volunteered for many years to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Tom married Margie Klotz in 1966 and their daughters, Alyce and Beth, were born in '67 and '70. In the 90's Alyce met Louis Licari and Beth met Connie Phelps and the family of 6 was complete. Although Tom didn't have any siblings he had friends who were like brothers; Russ Larsen, Earl Peterman, Gary Yahr, cousin Bob Vrakas, Bill Guyette and Dave Watson. And of course his honorary sister, Pat Watson and fellow Trekkie, Keith Schultz. In retirement Tom enjoyed working for High Rollers, hosting bus trips to casinos, and managing Thunder and Lightning, a couple who performed Neil Diamond and Patsy Cline concerts. Tom lost Margie in Oct of 2010 and missed her every day since. He struggled with his own health problems over the last 10 years but fought every battle with strength and humor. His love for his family and the support of his friends kept him going. Tom lit up this world with his sense of humor, his great stories and his skillful joke-telling. He loved making people laugh and did so at every opportunity. On Monday, Tom passed away surrounded by his family and listening to Neil Diamond. Even in his last days he commented on how lucky he was to be supported and loved by so many wonderful friends and family. Tom leaves a legacy of integrity, humor, passion, laughter and unconditional love. This legacy lives on in his beloved daughters. Not a day went by that Tom didn't tell his girls how much he and their Mother loved them and were proud of them. They say good-bye to their Dad knowing that they were the luckiest kids on the planet – "no brag – just fact". Please join the family to honor Tom: A Celebration of Tom's Life Saturday, February 25th 2:00pm-7:00pm Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery 901 W. Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53223 Appetizers & Cocktails In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Tom's memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association at www.mda.org