Andrew B. Damiani

Andrew B. Damiani

Suffolk, VA
10.24.1921 - 08.05.2017
Birthplace
Richmond, VA
Served in the
Army

Andrew B. Damiani, 95, former Mayor of Suffolk, passed away on August 5, 2017 after a brief illness. He is predeceased by his parents Marie and Antoine Damiani, his wife of 49 years Mary Manos Damiani, and by three sisters and three brothers.

He is survived by one brother Anthony Daman, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Andy was born and raised in Richmond, VA. Andy has lived in Suffolk since the 1950’s where he became totally immersed in the life and politics of Suffolk and in 1970 he was elected to serve on City Council. He served in that capacity until 1982 when he was elected Mayor of Suffolk. Andy earned the nickname “Mr. Downtown” for his unceasing devotion to the promotion, development and revitalization of downtown Suffolk. Throughout his adult life Andy held leadership positions in numerous civic and community organizations.

A visitation will be held on Thursday August 10, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s of the Presentation Catholic Church 202 S. Broad St. Suffolk followed by a funeral Mass. A reception will follow the Mass at the Suffolk Cultural Arts Center 110 W. Finney Ave. Suffolk. Burial will be private. The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army at virginiasalvationarmy.org/suffolkva or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Condolences may be offered below.

 
Visitation
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St. Mary's of the Presentation Catholic Church
202 S. Broad St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

Service
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St. Mary's of the Presentation Catholic Church
202 S. Broad St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

Family Gathering

Suffolk Cultural Arts Center
110 W. Finney Ave.
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

Guestbook

On behalf of InDigiMar we are very sad to hear about Mr. Downtown. He was a wonderful and funny man. We'll miss him.

Kris Wayman

I am thankful I had the honor and privilege of knowing Mr.Damiani personally. He was a great honorable man and an asset to Suffolk. He will be deeply missed.

Gene Harrell, Realtor

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