Amedeo Joseph Mega

Date of Passing:

October 19, 2017

Mega, Amedeo Joseph, 91, formerly of Riverside, died peacefully on October 19, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris M. (O’Gara) Mega.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Antonio and Vincenza (Consola) Mega, he lived in Riverside for 30 years and wintered in Jupiter, Florida.

Mr. Mega spent his career in the transportation industry . He was the Chairman of the Mega Transportation Group from 1980 until present. He was the Vice President of Traffic for the former Hemingway Trucking Company, one of the largest Motor Carriers on the eastern seaboard. He also was the former owner of Danis Transportation Company.

Mr. Mega was the Chairman of the New England Motor Carrier Conference and the National Classification Committee. He was a past President of Delta Nu Alpha.
Mr. Mega received a Bachelor’s Degree and his MBA from Bryant College. He was a professor of Transportation Management Studies at Bryant College where he also was the Chairman of the Transportation Department. He enjoyed playing tennis and golfing and was a member of the Crestwood Country Club for 30 years.

Mr. Mega was a United States Navy Veteran serving during World War II as a radio man on a PT tender.

He is survived by two sons, William A. Mega of Exeter and Robert A. Mega of Rehoboth, MA; his cherished partner, Judy Lavine and her loving family, a sister, Anna Costabile of Cranston; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Concetta Del Vecchio and Joseph Mega.

His funeral will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017 from the W.RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling Hours are Monday morning 7:30 am to 9:30 a.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Mr. Mega’s memory to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, 593 Eddy Street Providence, RI, 02903 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Bob and Bill, so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  2. Bill, sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. My sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

  3. Bob and Bill
    Just learned of your Dad’s passing. So sorry.
    Through working with him at Hemingway and then Danis influenced my lifelong career path and I thanked him whenever I could.
    I’m sure he and my father are already talking “trucking”.

  4. We join a long line of friends in expressing our deep condolences on Joe’s passing. The Sunday tennis group at Indoor Tennis Court had the privilege of playing with Joe for many years. He was a gentleman, kind-hearted, and a terrific tennis player. We all learned from this wonderful man and it goes without saying that he will be missed by many. Bethany Gold-Croll, Don Nokes, Ken Kazarian, Mike Lyons, Dr. Ken Korr, Dan Wortman, and friends. . . . . May he rest in peace.

  5. My deepest sympathies to the Mega family, so sad to learn of his passing. For years I have looked up to Joe as a friend, mentor, and one of the greatest gentlemen I have ever known, a truly great loss. He touched many lives.

  6. My deepest condolences to the Mega family my prayers are with all of you

  7. My condolences to the Mega family, I’m so sorry to hear the passing of Mr Megan. Working for him was truly a pleasure. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all.

  8. Bill, Bob and your entire family: I am so saddened to know your wonderful Dad is no longer with you. I was so positively influenced personally and professionally by Joe Mega. I am honored to have known him. I will miss our conversations when I visit. My heart goes out to you all.

  9. Dear Bill and Bob, My sincerest condolences to you and the entire family. I have very fond memories of your Mom and Dad, every Wednesday evening at Crestwood, having dinner at their special table. A wonderful man with a big heart, generous, and so giving of himself. He’s back with the love of his life, and there are many Crestwood friends waiting to tee it up again. Cherish the memories, but remember he’ll always be in your hearts. I will keep you all in my prayers. Barbara

  10. Mr. Mega was a true gentleman in every way. Over the last years, as we all know, his health was failing, but he always asked about my dad. The two spent many many years working along side each other and at kent regency together. When my dad passed away he was one of the first people to call me and tell me how he was sad to hear of his passing and what a great guy he thought he was…..well Mr Mega tell dad we said hi and to the Mega family so sorry about his passing

  11. My condolences to the entire Mega Family, I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing and he will be deeply missed. Working at Mega was a huge part of my life, I feel like I grew up there and all of you, especially Joe, were always so good to me. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  12. Our condolences to the Mega family. Our prayers and thoughts are with the whole family.

  13. My deepest condolences to the entire Mega family.

  14. While having known Amedeo for only a few years, I do know he was ,always a very kind and generous man. Loving prayers to Bob, Bill, Marie, Mary and all the grandchildren, great grandchildren and all that knew and loved him. He is at peace.

  15. Bill and family, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Having known him for many years at crestwood he was quite a character. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  16. Dear Bill and family,
    Arlene and I want to know how sorry we are to hear of Dad’s passing. Having met this fine man many times, you understand the personality of the family. As I know you are, you can be proud of the legacy he has established. Although he lived to a ripe age, it is never easy to lose a loved one. However, you will never lose the memories and wisdom he gave you. Again, our condolences.

  17. Having only known Amedeo for the past eight years in no way diminishes the impact he had on me. If you were fortunate enough to be in a room he walked into, you would be forever changed by the Brightness of his Gentlemanly Light, his Worldly Knowledge, his Savvy Perception and his Kind Heart. When I was fortunate enough to be in the same room with Amedeo, we talked about the things we held in common- dogs, cars, politics and being Italian-Americans! He loved listening to me talk about my Italian father and in many ways Amedeo reminded me of my Dad. “Amedeo, May your Light Shine Always.”

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