On December 21, 2010, D’Amico died of cancer with her family by her side. She was not forgotten by the community, which honors her every year with the Gloria D’Amico Fun Run/Walk in Astoria Park to benefit the Variety Boys and Girls Club, an organization where she served as a board member.
Last week, Shore Boulevard and 21st Drive, where D'Amico called home, was renamed “The Honorable Gloria D’Amico Place.”
“I was lucky enough to have two mentors, my father who taught me public service and how to serve people with honesty and integrity, and Gloria who showed me how to get in a position to help people,” said Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr. “Nobody could get results the way Gloria did. She was a true trailblazer for women throughout Queens and I am honored to have been her friend.”
D’Amico also served on the board of directors of Sharing and Caring, an agency that provides multiple forms of support for women with breast cancer.
Her family released a statement that said, “This is a wonderful and special honor for a wonderful and special woman, who deserved not only this type of praise, but more,” D'Amico's family said in a statement.