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Andrew A. Amatrudo

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Andrew A. Amatrudo Obituary
AMATRUDO, ANDREW A. Andrew A. Amatrudo, 83, of Nokomis, FL and North Branford devoted husband of 60 years to Barbara Pepe Amatrudo passed away on January 9, 2013 in Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by his devoted family. Andy was born in New Haven on November 18, 1929 to Michael and Angelina Lanzo Amatrudo. Father of Gary (Kim), Mark (Gloria), Jeff (Kathleen) Amatrudo and Susan (Michael) Castaldi. He was papa to his grandchildren Anthony J. (Jessica), Christine, Meghan, Joseph, Thomas, Catherine (Matt Stenglein) Amatrudo and Gabriella Castaldi. Step Grandchildren include Jason, Michael, and Janene Castaldi. He had looked forward to spending time with his great grandchildren Anthony and Vincent Amatrudo and Aubrey Stenglein. Brother of Edward Amatrudo of Noank, CT, Bernard Amatrudo of Sarasota, FL, and Linda Cantore of Guilford. Andy owned Amatrudo's Service Station on Rte. 80 and served as the Chief of the North Branford Volunteer Fire Department for several years. Andy was a long time business leader in North Branford, having served on the Republican town committee, as a constable, the town's first ambulance driver, and, of course, "Chief" to all three North Branford Fire Companies. He joined the Fire Department at the age of 16 and rose through ranks to the position of Chief. He served as Chief until his retirement in 1984, after which he remained an active member of the Fire Department. From the early 1940's until recently, Andy was a snare drummer for the World Champion North Branford Fife and Drum Corps. As part of the corps, he marched in numerous parades and competed throughout the northeast. His expertise in fire pump repair led to his formation of Amatrudo's Fire Apparatus Repair in 1977. He served as the pump mechanic for the Guilford Fire Department as well as several other departments throughout Connecticut. Following his retirement, he toured the country in his RV, and fell in love with Nokomis, FL, where he settled down with his wife to enjoy "paradise". Relatives and friends are asked to go DIRECTLY to Our Lady of Pompeii Church SATURDAY morning at 11:00 A.M. to celebrate A Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Friends may call at the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 234 Foxon Rd., (Rte. 80), East Haven on FRIDAY from 5pm to 8pm. In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to the North Branford Fire Department Memorial Wall Fund, P.O. Box 537, North Branford,CT 06471. Sign Andrew's guest book online at www.portofuneralhomes.net.

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Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 10, 2013
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