Armando Conti, 59 of Hollis, NH died Saturday October 8, 2016 in Hollis, NH.
Born July 24, 1957 in Winchester, MA, he was the son of the late Armando and Susan (Hoban) Conti. He was also predeceased by one brother, Joseph Conti.
Armando was the owner and founder of both Basis Audio, Inc. and Espresso Armando. He had an appreciation for fine coffee, becoming a noted authority and working with Starbucks, George Howell and other industry leaders. He had a passion for riding vintage and high performance motorcycles. Armando loved classical music from an early age. He enjoyed jazz most of all and played the saxophone and drums. He made it his life’s work designing and manufacturing precision Hi-Fi products in pursuit of “The Truth”, as he called it, for playing back the most accurate music recordings. He also enjoyed Italian foods, made on his industrial pasta machine, and truly loved all things mechanical. He enjoyed photography, bicycle riding, playing baseball, skateboarding, ice skating, skiing, and mastering any challenging physical skill such as juggling, yo-yo tricks, making himself ambidextrous, and so much more.
Survivors include his loving wife, Jolanta (Olszewska) Conti, of Hollis; two daughters, Christina Conti, of Nashua and Mia Conti, of Hollis; one son, Armando Conti, of Hollis; three siblings and their spouses, Anthony Conti and his wife Debbie, of North Andover, MA, Mary Wardley and her husband John, of Bedford, MA and Anne Marie Clausen and her husband Aaron, of Newburyport, MA; three aunts, Olga Hannon, Thalia Hoban and Marti Holmes as well as nieces and nephews, Michael and Lauren Conti, Sydney Clausen, and Zack and Luke Wardley. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Boston Children’s Hospital. Contributions can be made at www.bostonchildrens.org/givenow . Or mail checks, payable to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215. Please include “Armando Conti” in the memo line.
SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held Friday October 14, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. A service will be held at 7:00 PM (immediately following visiting hours). Relatives, friends, and neighbors are respectfully invited to attend A Celebration of Life which will be held on Saturday October 15, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at the Alpine Grove, 19 South Depot Rd., Hollis, NH 03049.