Loren J. "Andy" Andreo
FUNERAL HOME
John F. Tierney Funeral Home
219 West Center Street
Manchester, CT
Loren J. "Andy" Andreo, 93, of Manchester, beloved husband of 62 years to his devoted wife Margaret M. "Peggy" Andreo, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Manchester, he was the son of the late Domenick and Mary (Fracchia) Andreo and was a lifelong resident. Andy was a graduate of Manchester High School, had served in the U.S. Navy. and following his service graduated from Bryant College. A lifelong love of football, he played with the Manchester Merchants for 3 years. Shortly after graduating from Bryant, he opened his first entrepreneurial endeavor Maple Market in 1951, which later evolved into Andy's Market setting him on the path of owning and operating several independent grocery stores over the span of more than five decades. This provided the foundation for his entrepreneurial spirit, having invested in many other entities, including bowling lanes, liquor stores, professional sports teams and was one of the original investors in the "Superman" movie franchise.

He also built a real estate portfolio, including residential and commercial, starting in the mid-sixties through recent years, that has grown into a thriving family business, Andreo Family Enterprises.

A founding member and communicant of the Church of the Assumption, he was a great supporter and benefactor of both Assumption School and East Catholic High School, having received the St. Joseph Medal of Appreciation from Archbishop Henry Mansell. Andy has also held various positions as a member of the Connecticut Vocational Board of Education; director of Glastonbury Bank and Trust Company; treasurer for the Dewey Investment Company; director East Hartford Chamber of Commerce; member East Hartford Rotary; director Connecticut Food Stores Association, and Man of the Year 1984; and board member of the Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell. He was the recipient of the Bryant University Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2020. He was also a member of UNICO, and director Hartford County Sheriff's Office Foundation. He truly enjoyed spending his summers in Westerly, Rhode Island.

Andy is survived by his children and their spouses, Loren Andreo Jr. and his wife, Janet of West Simsbury, Michael Andreo and his wife, Victoria of Tolland, Mary Randazzo and her husband, Paul of Glastonbury, Karen Marandino and her husband, Dominic Jr. of South Windsor, John Andreo and his wife, Karen of South Windsor, Ann Brazel and her husband, David of Glastonbury; his 22 grandchildren, Loren III and wife, Katja, Melissa and husband, Joseph, Meghan and husband, Chris, Michelle and husband, Bill, Dana and fiancé Michael O'Sullivan,Paul and wife, Rebecca, Matthew and wife, Katlyn, Michael and wife, Tori, Margaret, Christina and husband, Brendan, Andrea and husband, AJ, Dominic III and wife, Alyssa, Lauren, John Jr., Jennifer, Nicholas, Christie and husband, Steve, Jacalyn, Katherine and husband, Dominic, Peter, Patrick and Kara and her fiancé Kyle Almeida; and 19 great-grandchildren; special friends Thomas Moriarty and his family, Norman Yester, Kenny Rider and Thomas Brazel; and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his loving wife, he was predeceased by his sister Gentila "Sandy" Pawloski.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption, 27 Adams St., South, Manchester, followed by burial in St. James Cemetery. Please meet directly at the church.

Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester, on Sunday, Nov. 28, from 2 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to East Catholic High School, 115 New State Road, Manchester, CT 06042 or the St. Francis Foundation, 95 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105 or Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917.

For online condolences, please visit

www.tierneyfuneralhome.com



Published by Journal Inquirer from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2021.
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So sorry for your loss to the entire Andreo Family. What a privilege I had to be a part of each of your lives in some small way as an employee of Andreo Family Enterprises for over 30 years before retirement and moving back to Maine, Thinking of each one and praying for comfort to you at this time.
Virginia E Pyle - Ginny
December 1, 2021
My sympathies to the extended Andreo family. Mr Andreo was one of the last of our great generation and always cared about his fellow veterans like a second family. The story of his life is the story of our nation. Our community will forever be indebted to his dedication as a businessman and exemplar for us all.
Bill Doak, editor, EH Gazette
November 28, 2021
My condolences to the Andreo family. Such a great loss.
Lisa Edelson
Friend
November 28, 2021
To Mike And Family, I´m sorry to hear of your Dads passing my deepest sympathy´s .
Mark Capodicasa
Family
November 28, 2021
Dear friends ~ It was our honor and privilege to have met Loren Andreo, Sr. He epitomized the greatness of his generation and left a legacy which will endure for generations to follow. Be comforted and encouraged by his long life filled with accomplishments the most significant of which is his wonderful family. With love and condolences, Bob, Lynette, Bobby and Beth Grande
Robert and Lynette Grande Family
November 28, 2021
To the family of Loren Andreo: My deepest symphonies to the entire family. Over the years, when he would call Brazel & Snyder, the accountants that I worked for, he would often chat with me, and I got to know him personally in that capacity. He always liked it when I instantly recognized his voice, which was unique. It demanded one's attention. Everybody called him 'Mr. A", a nickname that he enjoyed. We have lost a great man. God gave him many talents, and blessed his business endeavors.
Robert Norton Warner
November 27, 2021
Dear Karen, Dom, and Family, Expressing our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Always remembering you fondly. Elena and Franco and Family.
The Balassone Family
Friend
November 27, 2021
Our condolences to the Andreo family. What great neighbors we had in Manchester for 37 years, living in the original Andreo homestead. Thinking of you all.
Joe and Didi Prignano
Friend
November 27, 2021
My father-in-law - Tom Desrosiers [passed 1999] - was a long time employee, and respected him greatly. "Mr Andy" had great trust in Tom's handling of the loading dock deliveries and product setups in the aisles. Mr Andreo always said that Tom saved him many times his salary, and was grateful to Tom. Much respect.
Ray E Burrington
November 27, 2021
Very sad to read of Andy´s passing this morning! I remember Andy, his parents when I was very young at the Maple Market when I was 4 years old. Through the years I have grown to have deep respect for Andy. You might say he was a important aspect of my youth and beyond. Always a smile, a hug, kiss on the cheek. When first married he gave me a job without question when opening the Andy´s at the present SR location! He was a fine example of Italian American heritage , starting with little and becoming a pillar in our community! I will always remember him as the years will pass! My deepest condolences to his family. I was proud to have been his friend. Love you Andy you made our community a better place. PS, Andy´s parents were salt of the earth! Iam saddened today!
Paul pellegatto
November 27, 2021
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