Anthony V. D’Amico, Sr. “Pop”

April 27, 1934 - May 12, 2020 Toughkenamon, PA | Age 86

Anthony V. D’Amico, Sr. “Pop”, age 86 of Toughkenamon, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving wife and family. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Eugene M. D’Amico, Sr. and Mary F. (Testa) D’Amico.

He was a partner at D’Amico Brothers Mushrooms for over 45 years until retiring in 1997.

He was a hard worker who was full of life and energy. His infectious smile and golden soul had the profound ability to touch the hearts of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
He enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and especially spending time with his friends having lunch and outings at Delaware Park. Most of all, he cherished the time he spent with his family, whom he loved so dearly.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma D’Amico, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage, son Anthony V. D’Amico, Jr. (Kathleen), daughters Donna D’Amico-Lilley, (Harry), Mary Belfiore, (Henry) and his six grandchildren, Adrian, Alicia, Brianna, Nicolas, Jenna and Danny.

He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Gloria D’Amico of Bear, DE.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Eugene M. D’Amico, Jr. and Michael F. D’Amico.

With heavy hearts and in accordance with current health directives regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral services will be held privately for immediate family members. Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square; please visit Mr. D’Amico’s online memorial by going to


  1. To D’Amico family – so very sad to hear of this. We had such great times growing up in Toughkenamon. It is an era long gone, but still fresh in my memories. What a wonderful childhood – Mr. D’Amico will be greatly missed.

    Dawn Sexton | July 1, 2020 at 2:44 PM
  2. Thelma and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. His smile was always a pleasure to see when he would visit the store.
    A very good man.

    Eugene DiFilippo | May 17, 2020 at 9:10 AM
  3. Dearest D’Amico Family,
    There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Your Dad is legendary to so many of us. His beautiful smile is forever embedded in the hearts of everyone who knew him. No matter how many days, months, or even years passed between seeing him, he always had a way of making you feel like the most important person in the world! He was such a good friend to our Dad and we are so blessed that our families grew up together. We will always cherish those memories. It’s terrible that we are living in a time where we can’t be together to honor the life and legacy of such a kind soul. I think the whole world should stop for a minute and raise a glass of homemade wine to celebrate this man. His kindness and generosity is evident every time you see Anthony, Donna or Mary smile.
    So often in life
    Friends come and go
    Sometimes we know why
    Other times, we’ll never know
    Every now and then
    God sends us a special friend
    One we’ll never forget
    One we hold in our hearts
    Until the very end
    No matter the distance
    Or how much time has passed
    His smile brought everyone closer together
    And in Donna, Mary and Ant
    Always…always will last
    We love you guys.
    Evelyn, Theresa, Angela, John, Elaine, Deanna and Deb D’Amico

    Deb D'Amico | May 16, 2020 at 6:02 PM
  4. Thelma e famiglia,
    Noi dall’ Italia anche se siamo lontani, vi siamo vicini con il cuore in questo triste momento.
    Sentite condoglianze.
    Vi vogliamo bene,
    Elena,Luca,Erica e Michele

    Elena D'Amico | May 16, 2020 at 3:39 PM
  5. I will miss seeing Mr D’Amico working in his perfectly manicured yard.
    My sympathy and prayers to you all. 🙏❤️🙏

    Beverly LaFrance DiFilippo | May 15, 2020 at 7:21 PM
  6. Thelma & family, So sorry to hear about the loss of Anthony. He always had that beautiful smile & a humorous story to tell. Remembering our lives in Toughkenamon. We all just lived a few houses apart. A wonderful man is going to Heaven for sure. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Ruthie & Frankie

    Ruth DiBenedetto | May 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM
  7. Mary,

    I am so sorry for the passing of your dad. He is in a better place. My condolences go to you and your family. Stay strong.

    Rest in peace..

    Barbara, Rachael and Jake

    Barbara Battista | May 15, 2020 at 7:12 AM
  8. My Dear Thelma, Anthony, Donna, Mary and Families, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Anthony. He was everybody`s friend although when you were with him he made you feel like you were his only friend. God broke the mold when he made him. He always made me laugh!
    I pray God will give you the courage to bear this great burden. My love and sympathy to you, Patsy

    Patsy Vanderkraats | May 14, 2020 at 11:23 PM
  9. Dearest Thelma, my heart and love is with you and yours. God bless you all. Darleen Reece brown

    Darleen Brown | May 14, 2020 at 7:49 PM
  10. My heart goes out to you Donna, Mary and family, I know how much you loved your “POP”. Donna, I wish I could be with you. My prayers go with you. 🤟

    Julienne Melchior | May 14, 2020 at 1:31 PM
  11. Hi Mary and Donna
    I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May God Bless you all.
    Diane (Fieni) Kidd

    Diane Kidd | May 14, 2020 at 11:17 AM
  12. So sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a sweet, kind man. He will be missed very much. Thinking of you all.
    Clara Dunlap and Erica Dunlap Marianelli💝

    Erica Marianelli | May 14, 2020 at 9:31 AM
  13. Thelma and Family,
    I’m so very sorry to hear of the passing of Anthony. He was a sweet, kind and gentle soul and I’ll always remember his sweet smile. He and my dad were great buddies and always kept everyone laughing. I remember when I worked at Delaware Park as a teen and he always gave me such great tips! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Rose (Marro) Brainard (Helen and Dean’s daughter)

    Rosemarie Brainard | May 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM
  14. To the D’Amico family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Please know you are in my prayers.
    Diane (DiUbaldo) Szewczyk

    Diane (DiUbaldo)Szewczyk | May 14, 2020 at 6:09 AM
  15. Dear D’Amico Family,
    My heart breaks for your loss but rejoices in the knowledge of Heavens gain. He was a wonderful man and will be missed immensely.

    You all are in my heart God bless you…

    Love Always,
    Monique Brison

    Monique Brison | May 13, 2020 at 7:07 PM
  16. Dear Anthony, Kathleen, Jenna and all in the D’Amico family, Pat and I were so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We both remember him as kind and fun loving man, always great to chat with at your get togethers. He was a good man who had to leave a wonderful family behind, but our hope through faith, is that you will see him again one day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Nancy & Pat Hallinan

    Nancy Hallinan | May 13, 2020 at 6:14 PM
  17. Sincere condolences to the entire D’Amico Family.

    Christopher Carozzo

    Christopher Carozzo | May 13, 2020 at 5:25 PM
  18. Mrs. D’Amico and Family:
    While our hearts are heavy at this difficult time over the loss of a good man and neighbor, just know, we as a family feel your pain.
    They say .. Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning.
    Thank you for 50 plus years of jokes, wisdom and knowledge you have bestowed upon us during our many conversations.
    Rest easy my friend ❤️

    Madeline Brison and Family

    Joanne Brison | May 13, 2020 at 3:47 PM

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