Denis J. Amyot, 66, of Mill Street, died Friday, August 31, 2018 at Crouse Hosptial, Syracuse, NY.
Born on August 29, 1952 in Alexandria Bay, NY, he was a son of Louie and Claudia LeBrun Amyot and he was a 1972 graduate of Hammond Central School.
Denis married Marie LaFazia on July 11, 1984 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Hammond, NY, with Rev. Lawrence Cotter, Rev. Robert Decker and Rev. Douglas Decker, officiating.
He was a custodian at Hammond Central School for 25 years. Denis also worked for Miller Environmental Group, during the "Slick of '76", after the NEPCO 140 spilled 300,000 gallons of crude oil into the St. Lawrence River. Clean-up of the oil was primarily accomplished by intensive hand labor, through power-washing shorelines and hand cutting and hauling contamined underwater and marsh vegetation.
Denis was a member of the Hammond Fire Department and the Chippewa Bay Fish & Game Club.
He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and he enjoyed golfing, bowling, shooting hoops, watching ESPN, fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Marie; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rita Ford, Plano, TX, Claudette and Peter Leonard, Annapolis, MD; numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His parents, a sister, Louise Smallwood and a brother-in-law, Robert Ford died previously.
A Memorial Service will be 11 am Saturday, September 22, 2018 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 47 South Main Street, Hammond, NY 13646, with Rev. Christopher Carrera, officiating. Family and friends will gather at the church immediately following services.
Burial of the cremains will be in Fineview Cemetery, Hammond, NY at a later date.
Donations may be made to the American Red Cross North Country Chapter, 203 North Hamilton Street, Watertown, NY 13601.
Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.
Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.
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