Andrew "Andy" Marcolini (1921 - 2017)

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Andrew "Andy" Marcolini, 95, of Vandalia, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro, with the Rev. Wes Bell officiating. Burial will be in McInturff Cemetery in Hagarstown at a later date. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Four Mile Christian Church. Online condolences can be expressed at www.houghfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Marcolini was born on Sept. 18, 1921, in Panama, Ill., the son of Frank and Mary (Zani) Marcolini. He married Katherine Oakley; they later divorced. He married Geraldine McKinnie in 1994; she preceded him in death in 2009. He married Mabel "Lucy" Black in 2010.
He was a coal miner for more than 32 years at No. 10 Mine in Pawnee. He was a World War II Marines veteran, and a member of Four Mile Christian Church in rural Brownstown; United Mine Workers Local 9819, VFW Post 4495, American Legion Post 905 of Taylorville and Hillsboro Moose Lodge. He loved to go to church and go dancing.
He is survived by his wife; son, Randall Marcolini and his wife Patty of Rochester; daughters, Karen and her husband Ron Brookfield of San Diego, Calif., and Beth Paris and her companion Jim Helton of Morrisonville; stepsons, John Jackson and his wife Lisa of Vandalia, and James Jackson of Ramsey; "adopted" daughter, Julie Heise of Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren; brother, Kelly Marcolini and his wife Julie of Hillsboro; and sister, Ginger Marcolini of Hillsboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Katherine, and wife, Geraldine; sisters, Theadora "Tee" Novotny and Lena Noel; and a special aunt, Elba Walden.
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Hough & Sons Funeral Home
1119 School Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049
(217) 532-6080
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 23 to Feb. 1, 2017
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