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Andrea Ceriello 1953 - 2022

Andrea Ceriello 1953 - 2022

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our founder and leader, Andrea (Andy) Ceriello. He will be missed by many people and in many ways, but particularly as a family man, a businessman, and a friend. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

2pm - 4pm

7pm - 9pm

Weigand Bros. Funeral Home
49 Hillside Ave.
Williston Park, NY 11596

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
11:15 am
Saint Aidan's R.C. Church
505 Willis Ave., Williston Park, New York

Mass Will Also Be Available by Livestream

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Andrea (Andy) Ceriello, 69, passed away in his home on Thursday, April 14, 2022, after a brief battle with lymphoma. He had his wife and daughters by his side. 

Andrea was born in Sant’Anastasia, Italy on February 25, 1953 to Pasquale and Concetta (nee DeFalco) Ceriello. In 1970, Andrea and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York. Upon his arrival in New York, he started working in a "pork store", a job that would shape the rest of his career and life. Less than 10 years later, he had his own business, Ceriello Fine Foods, which he grew to 9 stores at its most expansive. 

Andy met his first wife Anna, in NY. They were married in 1977 and had two children, Concetta (Tina) and Raffaella. In 2003, he married his second wife Nancy, with whom he shared a beautiful family home in Dix Hills, and their loveable dog, Louie. He loved hosting meals at his home for family and friends and sharing wines from his abundant cellar. But his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his grandchildren, Fiona and Rory. He enjoyed fly fishing with his grandson, Rory, golfing with his granddaughter, Fiona, and especially liked to take them shopping for something special. 

Andy is survived by his wife, Nancy, his daughters Tina and Raffaella, his grandchildren, Fiona and Rory, and his brothers Antonio and Michael. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society



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Ann and Artie Kalwiss - May 17, 2022

Andy was one of the best people we’ve ever known. Always loved seeing and talking with him. I’ll never forget how happy he was when i came to the shop with my 18 month old baby daughter, 30 years ago, and Andy was so happy for us. He knew how long we were tryng to have a family, and always asked about her.
My husband and I will miss him very much! He was truly a wonderful warm-hearted person. Rest in peace always, Andy.
Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy to his wonderful family, friends and coworkers. 💔🙏❤
Sincerely, Ann & Artie

Carmela Perrone E Antonio Pentella - May 17, 2022

ci stringiamo alla famiglia Ceriello parenti tutti per la perdita del caro Andrea persona mite e dal cuore buono.Un abbraccio forte.

Tony Lombardo - April 21, 2022

Andy was a gentleman…a man of his word and he was a pleasure to speak to.
He could also be really FUNNNYYYY.

Linda (Gallo) Maurer - April 21, 2022

I remember my excitement, when walking in Williston Park with my infant son is his stroller and my three-year-old daughter, spotting a “coming soon” sign in the store window. Men were working on the store and I stopped and introduced myself to Andy and told him how happy I was that he was opening a “real” pork store in my neighborhood. No more hunting for Locatelli, fresh mozzarella and fresh sausage close to home. My kids are in their forties now. It doesn’t seem that long ago.
I also remember Andy handing a red rose to moms he knew who came into the store after Mass on Mother’s Day! I was one of them.
Andy’s generosity when St. Aidan’s Mothers’ Club (now PACE) and Catholic Daughters came to him with fund-raising requests assured many happy members winning beautiful gift baskets from Ceriello’s.
Andy will be missed by so many for his smile and his kindness, He made us feel like we still lived in a small town where the shopkeepers knew all their customers.
Prayers to his family and friends.

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