Andrew Joseph Cirincione, 85, of Middlebury, CT, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on April 23, 2022. Andrew was born in Queens, New York on June 1, 1936, son of the late Rosina and Joseph Andrew Cirincione. He grew up in the Bronx and attended Fordham Preparatory School graduating in 1954. Andrew went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Manhattan College as well as his Master’s in Business Administration from Iona College. He proudly served in the Air Force National Guard and was stationed in Manheim, Germany during the Berlin Crisis.
Andrew enjoyed his 30-year career at Reader’s Digest holding various executive positions and retired in 1991 as the Associate Director of Marketing Operations. Andrew met the love of his life, Nancy Cirincione, while working at Reader’s Digest and they were married on May 4, 1977. They were blessed to have 45 years together and Andrew considered her his angel on earth. Their happiest years were spent raising their children in Yorktown Heights, New York. He was an avid gardener and an amazing cook known for his Italian specialties and Chinese cuisine. He enjoyed fishing and playing tennis, basketball, and baseball - always rooting for the NY Yankees. Camping vacations and summers in St. Augustine, Florida were traditions where he made countless happy memories with his family that he treasured forever. In his retirement, he enjoyed adjunct teaching at various colleges and coaching youth basketball teams at St. Patrick’s School in Yorktown Heights, New York.
Later in life, Andrew & Nancy resided in Stormville, New York before settling in Middlebury, Connecticut. During his last few years, Andrew remained in his home with his wife’s loving care where he was happiest when surrounded by his loved ones. They will be forever grateful for his strength and perseverance. Andrew was the true definition of a loving, hard-working, loyal family man. He cherished his marriage and was a devoted and loving father and grandfather. Andrew would light up at the sight and sound of his grandchildren. He was humble and always looked at the bright side of life with a great sense of humor; he found joy in all the simple things. Andrew will be greatly missed: his smile, his jokes, his kind heart, his wise advice, his strength, and his unconditional love. He will always hold a special place in the hearts of his loved ones.
Andrew is survived by his wife, Nancy, and daughters, Christina Colarusso and her husband Anthony, Julia Columbus and her husband Ron, Laura Massey and her husband Alan, and sons Joseph Cirincione and his wife Laura, Robert Cirincione and his wife Yanire, and Andrew Cirincione. He leaves behind 10 grandchildren, who were his pride and joy: Kristen Cirincione, Andrew Joseph Cirincione, Michael Colarusso, Joseph Colarusso, Jake Colarusso, Dylan Columbus, Avery Columbus, Robbie Cirincione, Everleigh Massey, and Penelope Massey. He also leaves his sister, Kathryn Nordone, and many nieces and nephews whom he adored. Andrew was predeceased by his sister, Diana O’Connor, and daughter Maria Cirincione.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 31, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Munson Lovetere Funeral Home, 235 Main Street North, Southbury, CT. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 910 Main Street South, Southbury, CT. There will be full military honors immediately after the funeral mass. Memorial Contributions may be made in Andrew’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a charity close to his heart, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com.
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