SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 20, 2013

Richard N. Amnott, 76


Katy, Texas — Richard N. Amnott, 76, devoted husband of Lee (Taylor) Amnott, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013, from complications following surgery.

Son of the late Clarence and Lydia (Chapdelaine) Amnott, Dick was born, raised, and spent most of his life in Danvers prior to moving to Katy, Texas, in 2004. He attended Danvers Public Schools and Lynn Trade, and then spent many years as a machinist and shop foreman at small machine shops throughout the North Shore area.

Dick was a lifelong avid proponent of second amendment rights. He was a long-time member of the Danvers Fish and Game Club and the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club, and was a lifetime member of the NRA. He spent many years teaching firearm safety courses in Hamilton and in Danvers to assist individuals in qualifying for a license to carry a firearm in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As owner of Northeast Armory, Dick provided routine and custom gunsmith work for PRG Firearms and individual firearm owners throughout the area for many years prior to his move.

Dick’s greatest pleasure was spending time with his grandchildren, Will and Korynn. Known as “Papa,” he spent many hours with them playing at the park, going to the movies, eating ice cream, and just spending time together. He enjoyed watching Korynn compete in gymnastics and play volleyball, and cheering Will on during his basketball and football games. A special treat for the three of them was when Papa would make “sprinkle” and chocolate chip pancakes and bacon for weekend breakfast.

In addition to his wife, Dick leaves behind his siblings, Carol Skinner and her husband Bruce of Shapleigh, Maine, James Amnott and his wife Anne of Medfield, Lynn Mercier and her husband William of Danvers, and Dennis Amnott and his wife Helen of Londonderry, N.H. He also leaves three children from a previous marriage, Lea Dill of New Hampshire, Richard, Jr. of Florida and Carol Marlet Gauthier of Florida and their children and grandchildren; two loving step-daughters, Angela Swift and her partner, Karen McGrath of Beverly, and Tracy Stroud, her husband, Kelly, and their children of Katy, Texas; his mother-in-law, Frances Taylor of Florida, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends, both old and new. He will be missed by all.

ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial services will be private. Donations in Dick’s memory may be made to The Second Amendment Foundation, James Madison Building, 12500 N.E. 10th Place, Bellevue, WA 78005-9819 or St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450, where he was a member.