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John D’Andrea, concrete contractor, served with Italian resistance in WWII

Nov. 26, 1927 – Dec. 19, 2014

LOCKPORT – John D’Andrea of Lockport, who was active in the Italian resistance during World War II and the owner of a concrete construction company, died Friday in Hospice Niagara. He was 87.

Born in San Pio, Italy, Mr. D’Andrea enjoyed telling family and friends about his role in the Italian resistance during the war, as well as his ocean voyage to the United States at the age of 19.

Though he earned a degree in drafting, Mr. D’Andrea preferred to work outdoors and worked in concrete construction, as his father did.

He later opened his own company, Danco Construction, which closed in the early 1990s. He then continued working for many years with his son, Jeffrey, who owns Profile Concrete.

Mr. D’Andrea enjoyed golf and poker.

His wife of 54 years, the former Rose Marie Aloisio, died in 2006.

Survivors include three daughters, Cynthia Herr, Diana Hoy and Sandra Leuer; two sons, Christopher and Jeffrey; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services are private.

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