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Charles R. Amerio, Sr

Charles “Chuck” Amerio Sr., 82, lifelong resident of Ipswich and husband of Margaret C. (Jackson) Amerio, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday morning, September 11, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. 

Chuck was born in Ipswich on December 1, 1939 one of the two children of the late Jean and Arlene (Holland) Amerio. He was raised in Ipswich and was a graduate of Ipswich Public Schools. Chuck grew up on the banks of the Ipswich River where he found his peace and tranquility. He was a lifelong avid boater and took great pride in being the last of the original "Wharf Rats". For many years he owned and operated Amerio Construction of Ipswich.  He also held a captain’s license and took great joy in taking ‘Make a Wish Foundation’ children out on area fishing trips.  Chuck also served as a US Army Reservist.

In addition to his loving wife “Margie,”  Chuck is survived by a son, Chuck R. Amerio, Jr. and his wife Laura of Maui Hawaii (formerly of Ipswich); a daughter, Cheryl L. Hardy and her husband, Peter of Rowley; two grandchildren, Peter L Hardy III and  Steven Hardy and his fiance’ Chelsey French all of Rowley; a niece, Tina Allen Eaton of Amesbury  and the love of his life, his K-9 companion ‘Katie.’ He was the brother of the late Jean ‘Gino’ Amerio formerly of Salisbury.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in his name to  Make a Wish Foundation, 133 Federal St 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02110. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Celebration of His Life to follow at a later date.


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