Amleto (Army) S. DeChellis

Amleto (Army) S. DeChellis

Amleto (Army) S. DeChellis died December 2, 2020, as a result of Covid-19.
He died peacefully in his sleep with his loving wife, Nora, by his side. Army was born February 16, 1927, in Boston, Ma, the youngest of five siblings to John and Margherita (Fiore) DeChellis. His brothers and sister formed a close family unit, mostly living within walking distance of one another as each raised their growing families in Dorchester. Dad was a navy veteran of WWII. Upon returning from service to his country, he married Mary Kozowyk on Aug 25, 1947. Most of his adult life was spent working as a shop foreman for Masoneilan Corp. in Norwood, Ma. Family was always most important in Dad’s life. We would all gather together on a regular basis for great Italian food, cookouts and lots of laughter, usually ending with the adults enjoying sometimes weekly poker games - always in good fun. Mary passed away March, 12, 2009. In 2012, a new life began for him when he married Norita Cuervo on November 3rd. He welcomed into his life a new family, new traditions and new celebrations. They were able to enjoy 8 years together. Army is survived by his wife, Nora, and 4 children: sons Joseph of San Francisco, Ca; Robert and Barbara of Milford, Ma; Michael and Jane of North Grafton, Ma and daughter, Marianne Bouchard of Auburn, Me. Six grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great grandchild. He was predeceased by his mother and father; brothers Tony, Primo, Mario, sister, Gilda McCann, and first wife, Mary. He was loved and will be deeply missed by numerous nieces, nephews, step grands and step great grands too numerous to mention. The family would like to thank the staff at Faulkner Hospital and Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center for the loving care they extended to our father.
Because of Covid restrictions, a celebration of Dad’s life and burial will be held at a later date in 2021. To leave a condolence message for the family visit
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