Andrew Barna

Andrew Anthony Barna

PITTSFIELD, MA - Andrew Anthony Barna passed peacefully on Tuesday April 23 at the age of 83.

Andrew was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 7,1929 to the proud parents of John and Rosella Barna and later raised by his foster parents, Tony and Emma Choquette. Andrew married the love of his life Hilda in 1962. He served 20 years in the U.S Army and fought in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a proud member of the VFW in Dover Plains and Dalton Massachusetts. He is survived by his brother Frederick Barna and family, his foster sister Doris Sabin, his foster brother Leo Choquette, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two lifelong friends, Renate Kucherov and Bob Teichert. Andrew is predeceased by his brothers Mike, Harold, and John Barna and his sister Anna Leighton. A family service will be held at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Pittsfield, Massachusetts at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Andy will be greatly missed.


Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Apr. 30, 2013