Albert Peter D’Andrea, Jr., a resident of Amityville since 1923, was born on February 22, 1922, and died peacefully with his family by his side on May 27, 2021, at the age of 99. He was the beloved husband of Geraldine Jessie (Getter) D’Andrea, who died in 2012; father of two daughters, Cheryl and her husband Les Lottman of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and Deborah and her husband Bill Boatwright of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and a son, Albert III and his wife Angela of Austin, Texas; grandfather of Heather Costigan, Jennifer Wiggins, Peter Lottman (Amy), Michael Lottman, William Alexander Boatwright (Elisabeth), Alexandra D’Andrea (William Huye), Albert “Peter” D’Andrea IV, and Abielle D’Andrea; and great grandfather of John Theodore “JT”, Joey and Jake Costigan, Madeline and Daisy Wiggins, and Eleanor Boatwright. The oldest of seven children, Al will also be missed by his two surviving brothers and their wives, David A. D’Andrea and Lee Ann and Gilbert D’Andrea and Meredith, two sisters-in-law, Virginia D’Andrea and Lynn D’Andrea, as well as many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Albert and Donetta D’Andrea, his sister Gloria and her husband Bert Bush, brother Joseph and his wife Betty D’Andrea, brothers Richard and Robert D’Andrea, and his great grandson Kyle Wiggins.
Al retired in 1987 from Esselte Pendaflex as Vice President of Human Resources. He served in the US Navy in the South Pacific during WWII and was discharged in 1946 when he was an Air Traffic Controller.
Al graduated from Amityville High School, where he lettered in band, basketball, football, golf, and track. He graduated from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and earned an MBA from NYU. Al was formerly president of the Amityville Athletic Club and the Amityville Community Chest, was chairman of the Long Island Personnel Manager’s Council of the Long Island Association and was more recently an active member of the Amityville Historical Society and a volunteer at the William T. Lauder Museum. He was a member of the Amityville Planning Board for 15 years and served as its chairman from 1970 to 1981, when he resigned. Al was an avid golfer, tennis player, and boater, loved his weekly bridge and poker games, and was a longtime member of the Southward Ho Country Club and Unqua Corinthian Yacht Club.
Al was an excellent saxophone player and enjoyed playing for groups. In his later years, he was nicknamed the Sax Man and played for sing-a-longs at Snug Harbor in Amityville and the Atrium of Palm Beach Shores, Florida. During his retirement, Al was a volunteer counselor for the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church’s Comprehensive Program for the Unemployed and for many years he did volunteer tax preparation in Florida for the AARP Tax Preparation Program. He also did volunteer work for the VA Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Friends and relatives will gather on Friday, June 25th from 4-7 p.m. at Raynor & D’Andrea Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, West Sayville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 26th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours RC Church in Amityville and a private interment will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions made in Al’s memory to St. Martin of Tours Parish Outreach, 37 Union Ave., Amityville, New York 11701 or to the charity of your choice, are appreciated by the family.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Albert P. D'Andrea, Jr., please visit our floral store.