Mother of ex-Sen. Alfonse D'Amato dies

The mother of former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato has died. Antoinette "Mama" D'Amato passed away last night at the age of 99.

Antoinette 'Mama' D'Amato passed away last night at

Antoinette 'Mama' D'Amato passed away last night at the age of 99.

ISLAND PARK - The mother of former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato has died.

Antoinette "Mama" D'Amato passed away last night at the age of 99.

A member of the Greatest Generation, Mama D'Amato was a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II, fabricating aircraft parts. She gained national notoriety during her campaign commercials and stops when her son first ran for the U.S. Senate.

The D'Amato family says she died peacefully at her home in Island Park.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Riverhead Police arrested 4 men for criminal trespassing 1 Police: 4 in Splish Splash BMX video arrested
The video was posted on YouTube by professional 2 Police: 4 men arrested in Splish Splash BMX video
News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen took a look at 3 Holiday Help: The Nutcracker
Stoker Olukotun Williams was sentenced to life in 4 Bay Shore man gets life in prison for murdering prostitute
According to the Chronicle, the photos were emailed 5 Hofstra University fraternity Sigma Pi accused of hazing ritual

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE