Dennis Michael Amato

  • Born: April 2, 1941
  • Died: November 21, 2012
  • Location: Rochester, Michigan

Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons

54880 Vandyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Tel. (586) 677-4000

Tribute & Message From The Family

AMATO, Dennis M. age 71, Passed away Nov. 21, 2012Beloved husband of Carol for 48 years. Dearest father of Dennis (Vicki), Mark (Michelle) and Matt (Brenda). Proud grandfather of Joe, Nick, Julianne, Jake, Justin, Marcella, Matthew and Andrew. Dear brother of Sandy (Kathy), Robert (Sharon) and Mary (Donny) McBride. Dennis will always be remembered for his loving devotion to his faith, family & friends. He retired from GM as a Quality Manager and was a longtime member of the Rochester Lions. Visitation Sun. 1-9pm at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township) 54880 VanDyke @ 25 Mile Rd. Prayers 7:00pm. Instate Mon. 9:30am at St. Andrew Church 1400 Inglewood, Rochester until Mass, 10:00am. Inurnment Guardian Angel Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @

Condolence & Memory Journal

Carol and Family,

Therese and I are deeply saddened to hear the news about Dennis and sincerely apologize for not getting back to you this weekend. Sadly we missed paying our respects to Dennis and your family at the funeral home on Sunday. I a sure Dennis was comforted when he spent time at Mercy Bellbrook and Therese was able to keep an eye on him for a few days. We are thankful for the times we ran into Dennis at the Shebly baseball games with Mark and his sons over the past few years. By chance about a year or two ago I ran into Dennis at the McDonalds in Rochester one day on the way home from work and we had a nice "catch up" chat about the kids and the time we worked together at Chevrolet in the Product Assurance Department.

Dennis and your family will be in our prayers and thoughts.


Tom and Therese Wysocki

Posted by Tom And Therese Wysocki - Shelby Township, MI - Friends   November 26, 2012

Matt, We both are so sorry at the loss of your Dad. Wish we could have been there yesterday, but did not see the notice till later that night. You always talked foundly about your father, and I know he will be missed. You, Brenda, and the boys are in our prayers. Love, Jay and Sarina Kaner

Posted by Jay and Sarina Kaner - Huntington Woods,, MI - Friend   November 26, 2012

Dear Aunt Carol and family.
We were so saddened to hear of Denny's recent passing, and truly sorry for your loss. Denny's smile will always come to mind when we think of him, he had a way of making sure we all smiled in life, and will always be remembered.
Kimberly & Eric Kraan

Posted by Kimberly Simons Kraan - salt lake city, UT - neice   November 26, 2012

Dear Aunt Carol and family,

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Denny's passing. I have very fond memories of my family's visits with yours as a child.


Posted by Laura L. Simons - Waterford, MI - niece   November 26, 2012

Carol and Family,

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dennis' passing. We worked together on various assignments at GM for many years, and I always appreciated the effort and devotion he put into the tasks before him.

Dennis was a good guy. He will be remembered fondly by all of us who worked with him and enjoyed his friendship.

My deepest sympathy to all of you.

Posted by Jim Tavarozzi - Brighton, MI - Co-Worker   November 25, 2012

Carol, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dennis. He worked for me in the mid-80's at CPC, and was always one you could count on in getting things done. He was mild mannered, but very effective, a very strong attribute in executing his responsibilities as a manager in the Customer Satisfaction Department. Without question, he always had the GM customer as his #1 priority and was their internal advocate in our day-to-day department business dealings. Nothing got passed him. He made me look good on many occasions, and we had established a lasting friendly relationship. He was an excellent employee and a good friend.

My prayers are with you and your family.

Vince Bandurski
Former Director
Customer Satisfaction Department
Chevrolet-Pontiac-Cadillac Group

Posted by Vince Bandurski - Grand Blanc, MI - Former Supervisor and Friend   November 25, 2012


We are so sorry about your loss. You and your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by John and Angela Lutfy - Macomb, MI - Friend of Matt   November 25, 2012


So very sorry to here that Dennis passed away. He was truly one of the good guys at Chevrolet/GM. He will be missed. May God be with Carol and Family.

Ken and Jan Dennett

Posted by Ken Dennett - Canton, MI - co-worker   November 25, 2012

Dear Carol and Family,
We were so surprised and sorry to read about Denny's passing. I worked with Denny for many years at GM and we lost touch after my retirement. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Angelo & Vicky Lazzarini

Posted by Angelo & Vicky Lazzarini - Southfield, MI - Friend   November 25, 2012

Our good fortune to be friends with Denny and Carol is one of our blessing that we will always cherish. I found these words that were written by someone else but are the words about Denny that I think describes him.
A smile for all,
A heart of gold,
One of the best,
This world has known,
Ever gentle always kind,
These are memories.
You left behind.
Love always, Eileen and John "Denny"

Posted by eileen and denny sheehan - macomb township, MI - friend   November 25, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to the family..We share your sorrow at the loss of such a fine man. Dennis was always so kind, thoughtful and truly genuine.

Posted by Jerry & Mary Cairns - Melbourne Beach, FL - High School Friends   November 24, 2012


What a wonderful friend to have in High School..a very patient gentle soul..he will be missed....

Posted by Mary Salmon - Laguna Niguel, CA - Friend   November 24, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family.
Todd & Lori Peterson

Posted by Todd Peterson - Acworth, GA - Friend of Matt   November 24, 2012

My friendship with Denny goes back over fifty years. In all that time I have known him to be well loved by everyone who knew him. We will miss his smile and his kindness. Rest in peace, dear friend. Love, Mary Catherine

Posted by Mary Catherine Bader (Rolling) - Beverly Hills, MI - good friend   November 24, 2012

Our prays & thoughts are with you and your family this Holiday season. We will always remember Dennis friendly smile and spirit.

Tony & Lori Ritzenhein

Posted by Lori Ritzenhein - Grand Rapids - Friend   November 24, 2012

Dear Carol,

My Deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Denny. He fought a brave battle, and now he is at peace. I am sure Tish was there to welcome him Home.


Jim Molloy & Family

Posted by JIM MOLLOY - NOVI, MI - FRIEND   November 24, 2012