OBITUARY, Andy DiMaggio

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LaGrangeville – Andy DiMaggio of LaGrangeville, NY passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 after a hard fought battle with the Covid19 Virus.

Born in New Rochelle, NY on January 17, 1963 to Bob DiMaggio and the late Ann Marie DiMaggio. Andy graduated from New Rochelle High School.

Andy leaves behind his loving wife, Eileen, of 35 years. He was a devoted father to Jimmy (Madison), Christopher (Adriana), Michael and joins his son Andrew who predeceased him in 2017, who he missed greatly. He also leaves behind his Father, Bob DiMaggio, sister Barbara Loftus, Mother-in-law Joan Connell, Father-in-law, Jim Connell, Brothers-in-law, Tommy Connell, Kevin Connell and Joe Narciso. Sisters-in-law Kathleen Connell, Sheila Narciso, Joyce Connell and Martine Connell. Nephews, T.J., Robert, Kevin, Ryan and Kyle. Nieces, Kaitlyn, Megan, Jessie, Alyssa, Cassie, great-niece Olivia and his grand-pup Mack.

He Joined the New Rochelle Fire Department in April of 1989 and spent 31 years of mastering his skills as a fire fighter. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2005 and rose to the rank of Captain in 2012. Captain DiMaggio’s first assignment was to the Training Division as the Training Officer for the Department. As a Training Officer, he was invaluable with his knowledge and found his calling. Andy was a natural teacher. He was well known and admired throughout the county and state for his knowledge, skills, and teaching ability. He was certified as both a County and State Fire Instructor and held numerous Instructor Authorizations for a wide array of topics. He trained hundreds of new recruits from all over the county at the Westchester County Career Chief’s Fire Academy. His most recent assignment was the Captain of Fire Station #1 in New Rochelle. Andy was a man who you could depend on to figure out a solution to any situation. He was what every firefighter aspired to be.

Andy loved the New York Yankees, Nascar, playing golf, and spending time with his family and friends.

We would like to thank all of the Doctors and Nurses at Vassar Brother’s Hospital who worked tirelessly with Andy.

Funeral arrangements will be private due to the Covid19 Virus. A Memorial will be planned at a future date.

Author: Harlem Valley News