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
Saint Aidan's R.C. Church
505 Willis Ave., Williston Park, New York
Mass Will Also Be Available by Livestream
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