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Pontarelli-Marino Funeral Home

971 Branch Ave, Providence, RI

OBITUARY

Gerald A. Andoscia

January 31, 1947February 10, 2020

Gerald (Jerry) A. Andoscia, 73, passed away February 10, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Fay (Laks) Andoscia. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Felix and Margaret (DiTommasso) Andoscia.

He was the loving father of Rachel B. Andoscia and her husband Joseph Rotondo, Michael D. Andoscia and his wife Sophia, and Deborah Andoscia-Mamula and her husband Nicholas Mamula; grandfather of four; brother of Terry Andoscia Sr.; and cousin of Anthony DeSimone.

Mr. Andoscia served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and often reaffirmed his dedication to a country he loved. He was the co-owner of Antone Auto Body for over 45 years. Mr. Andoscia was extremely proud of the business he built with his cousin, best friend and business partner, Anthony (Tony) DeSimone. Together, Jerry and Tony founded and grew a respectable business well-known to the Providence community for its fine reputation, customer satisfaction and the many charitable contributions to underserved organizations. Jerry’s generosity, loyalty, humor and humble nature will be greatly missed by all of his customers and friends.

In addition to Mr. Andoscia’s passion for his business, he also enjoyed working outdoors, playing cards with his buddies on the weekends at the local social club and spending time with his family.

At his request, funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Lifespan Cancer Institute, Development Office, PO Box H, Providence, RI 02903.

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Julie PULEO

February 17, 2020

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.
Jerry was a customer of mine for years @ Amanda's kitchen...
What a kind soul....
Julie

Karen Santilli

February 13, 2020

Dear Fay and family. Anthony and I are so sorry for your loss. Jerry was such a nice man, and such a hot sketch. We had a couple of cars repaired by him and from the first moment we met him we knew that he was so kind and such a happy man. Fay always remember the best times with him as your husband and as a terrific father and grandfather. He really seemed like such a family man. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. Our deepest sympathy to you all. 💞🙏
Karen & Anthony Santilli

Tricia Zitano Attruia

February 13, 2020

Jerry,
I have known you, and your family my entire life. My childhood was basically spent on Rosewood Dr. You were a friend to my dad when he was alive. You and Fay were always there for me and my mom after his passing. I have tremendous respect for you , as a man , business owner and father. I was so happy for my best friend, who I consider my sister , Rachel- to have such a wonderful father such as you to be in her life , as she grew into adulthood and , had children and enjoyed the best of you. I never had that ; but it brought joy to me that she did with you. Debbie and Michael- ive known since they were babies!! I had that same joy for them as they grew into adults and had children. When I learned that you were sick- it broke my heart. I knew what it did to a hard working man to not be able to do what you once were able to do. But you took it with dignity, and you cherished the time you had with you wife, children , grandchildren and family. I love you Jerry, I will never forget the smile on your face, the hug you gave me , the “ hi honey , how’s the kids ? “ There May have been too much time in between those greetings- but they were no less special .. I remember you when I was 5, I remember You now at 47. I was there after sooo many hard days of work , you came up from the basement and greeted whoever was in your home with warmth. Then you sat down to a home cooked meal made by your wife, Fay .. who I considered a second mother to me.
My heart is with Fay, Rachel, Debbie, and Michael. Please know I love all of you so very much and you are never far from my heart or mind . Jerry , Rest now, you are with “ grandma and poppy “- your loving parents. I love you, I will always remember you, and will always have tremendous respect for you. Once again-Fay, Rachel, Debbie and Michael. I love all of you and I can’t express how I feel . You have a tremendous loss to get over. My heart is never not with either of you. Goodbye Jerry-Rest in eternal peace .

Majo Jacinto

February 12, 2020

Dad Jerry,

I knew from the 1st time we met that you are one of a kind! I enjoyed seeing in you how much you loved mom and your family through the lens of my dear friend Rachel.

While challenging and difficult, I admire your resolve to hang in there for your love of the family! While not enough, I truly am grateful for the opportunity for us to spend time together with your loved ones.

I know that my dad saved a spot for you in the casino in the sky where all tables and slots are always hot and good Italian and Filipino food are bountiful. Enjoy.

Looking forward to our paths crossing again. In the meantime, I vow to forever love your daughter and my dearest friend, Rachel.

Love,
Majo

Andrew Feldmam

February 12, 2020

Jerry,

‘My good good friend’

I am so thankful our families came together. Every time I saw you there was always genuine affection warmth, interest and love coming my way.

It must be in the genes because Rachel, Debbie and Michael always make me
feel the same way.

Memories of our ‘good good friend’ greetings will stay with me for the rest of my life.

I love you. We all love you very much.

Andrew










Terry Andoscia

February 12, 2020

Uncle you will be missed greatly. I am destroyed over your passing . You were always there for me and always had my back. Sometimes I think you and grandma understood me the most. I will miss our talks and my favorite line to you was “ Uncle let me ask you a question.” We were all very fortunate to be around you. You made life fun . You worked hard and was so proud of how good all your kids turned out. I will always love you and think of you . At least now your with your wonderful mother Margaret.

Jason Andoscia

February 12, 2020

You will be missed Big Boy! I love you very Uncle, may you be resting peacefully with Gramma. I am beyond sorry and my condolences to my cousins and Aunt Fay. Love you all very much.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY