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“I'll never forget the man who taught me that we are mortal and perfect in our own flawed way ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Dylan Harper - family

“Phyilis I'm so sorry to hear this awful news. I remember when he and Chasley played together while you cut my hair so many years ago. the pain of...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: kim turner/ feltner

“Phyllis I just heard. If you need me I'm here to talk, I wish I could do more but nothing really helps, know you are in my thoughts and prayers just...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Shevawn macdonald

“Am so sorry for your lost...you and your whole family will be in my prayers. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sarah King

“Phyllis, Louis, and Damon: I'm so sorry that Anthony has gone so soon. He and all of you are such a big part of my life. I wish I could be there...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Hough

“Oh Phyllis we are so so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Call us if we can help in ANY way ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Yelle

“Mother to mother my heart bleeds for you. Your Son was always so pleasant to talk to and always spoke so highly about his Mom. I know he is in Gods...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Sherry Coulter - Gwinn, MI

“Phyllis, we are saddened to learn of Anthony's passing. Please accept our prayers and condolences. Don & Sue Bianchi ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Don & Sue Bianchi

“Phyllis I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these hard times. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Becky (Garrow) Roberts

“So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart aches for twizz's family and friends. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Michelle Peterson


Anthony J. Amato, 32, of Gwinn, died Saturday, December 31, 2016 at his home. He was born August 16, 1984 in Manchester, Connecticut. He was raised in Gwinn and attended the Gwinn Schools and NMU. Anthony had a passion for cooking and worked at Lattitudes and Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery. He was most recently employed at Adult Learning Systems. His interests included backpacking, camping, fishing, music and working with various local bands. Anthony is survived by his mother, Phyllis Amato of Gwinn; daughter, Alessa of Marquette; three uncles; an aunt; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. A Celebration of Anthony's Life will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Sands Township Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to Anthony's family, 140 Taylor Rd., Gwinn, MI 49841. The Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com