Carmine Francis Ammirati, born on Sept 13, 1922, in Brooklyn NY died peacefully on August 6, 2013 in New London, Ct with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marion (Fazzese) Ammirati, and together made many personal sacrifices to raise five wonderful children, Greg, Elizabeth, Chris, Aileen, and Tom. He is also survived by his sister Marie (Dave) Trivelli, eleven grandchildren-who provided great joy, happiness, and laughter- many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Margaret Ammirati, and devoted brothers Carlo and Patrick Ammirati. Carmine committed his life to public service and to his country as a decorated WWII Veteran and Top Sergeant. He was a proud member of C Company’s 307th Infantry Regiment and 77th Infantry Division serving in the Pacific Theatre. He spent 35 years in the Health Care Industry as an Executive Vice President and Secretary at Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He was also a founding member and key contributor to National Health Care reform. An avid animal lover, and champion of the underprivileged, He was also a long-time volunteer and supporter of NY’s Covenant House, St Francis’s Bread Line, and St Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Educated at St. Francis College and Notre Dame Law School, his guidance, good humor and conversations will be greatly missed. Halleluiah Nathan…remember the Patch. His family will receive friends Friday, August 9th from 11:30 am – 12: 30 pm at the Mystic Funeral Home Route 1 Mystic (51 Williams Ave.) followed by a funeral mass at 1:00 pm at St. Mary Church 95 Main St. Stonington. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery Route 1 Stonington. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the charity of your choice or to Catholic Charities or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.