In Memory Of

Born on 30 October 1947 in Montesarchio, Benevento, Italy.
Entered eternal life on 25 April 2020, surrounded by his loving family.



Devoted and beloved husband of Elvira (née Russo).



Cherished father of Samantha and David, and loved father-in-law of
Matthew and Victoria.


Adored Nonno of Ellie, Amelia and Nicolas.


An admired man of faith, wisdom, integrity, humility and compassion.

Rest in the peace of The Good Shepherd.

We will love you, forever.



A Family Funeral will be held at 11am on Friday May 15, 2020.

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Message Board

Mary Lyster-Robinson -

Andy was part of my neighbourhood Shopping Centre at Prospect for as long as I have lived in Prospect - since the 70s.It is comforting seeing the same faces when you do something as regular as the weekly shopping. Andy was pretty much always there. I always wanted to support the local & smallish IGA supermarket. Andy's was so much easier to get around. But it could have done with a facelift over the years.I am shocked that Andy passed way so soon after handing over the business. He did not have much retirement time to spend with his family. I will really miss his presence at our supermarket. It is not the same without him. Sincere Sympathy to Andy's family. So sad.

Paul Prior -

In my early years as a rep in the Grocery Industry , i had the pleasure to have Foodland Prospect on my territory and therefor meet Andy and his family. I always found him to happy and cheerful, and her shop was a great place to share a coffee and chat and learn. I will always remember those times fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with his wonderful family in this time and only sad that I was unable to attend his service. A great man and mentor to many and a wonderful family man Rest in peace Andy

Vincent Fleming -

Dear Elvira, David, Victoria, Samantha and Matthew, we are saddened to hear of Andy’s passing. He was a strong, wise and gentle man and his loss leaves a huge hole in your lives. Sending our loving thoughts to you all, with love, Vincent and Cheryl Fleming

Sheelagh Margaret Steele -

It was my privilege to assist Andy at Calvary North Adelaide in my role as a volunteer in the Oncology Ward. During this time he never complained and remained ever hopeful of a speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers remain with Vera and family at this time.

Anna and Joe Cecere -

Dear Elvira and family, Sincere and heartfelt condolences to you all. You are all in our thoughts and in our prayers in these sad times. Love always Anna and Joe.

Robert Dragani -

I first met Andy when he had his first delicatessen at Henley Beach called "Burnley Hive Deli". My first thought was.... great an Italian.We are going to get on like a house on fire,and we did.Forty plus years later I was still calling on him , wherever he was with his business, I was there.During that time I had the pleasure of meeting the whole family,Vera ,David &Samantha & even Alex, Andy's accountant. When visiting him at Prospect Foodland we would look at each others photos of our grandchildren and have a laugh of what the kids were doing,It sadend me greatly when I heard the news of his passing.The last text I received from Andy read....and I quote " Hi Rob, Just wanted to thank you for your services and friendship over the last 40+ years. You will always be my longest friend.Thank you ...Andy.Andy was a true Businessman, Gentleman,Loving Husband,Father and Grandfather,and most of all...."a friend for life". Our deepest condolences to you Vera,David,Samantha,Victoria & Matthew. We will miss you Andy.All our love Robert & Marilyn Dragani

Con Sciacca -

Dear Vera and Family It was a privilege to have known Andy, he will be missed by all of us. Our prayers and love to you all Con & Lynne

Sister Teresa Cooper and Sister Elizabeth Morris -

Loving sympathy . With you in spirit today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sr Teresa Cooper and Sr Liz Morris

Rita Palumbo -

To Vera and family our deepest condolences on the loss of a great man, our prayers and thoughts are with you. May he R.I.P. We will miss him.

Lauren and Bruce Colmer -

Dear Vera Our sincere condolences on the passing of Andy. We were truly saddened by the news. He was such a lovely gentleman and we enjoyed the times that we spent with you at the Foodland conferences. Lauren & Bruce Broken Hill Foodland

Spero Tsapaliaris -

Dear Elvira and family, Andy will always be remembered as calm, gentle, considerate and wise man. Someone who you could instinctively trust even if you only met only on few occasions. He was a warm man who instantly connected because you knew he was genuine in his approach to others. He will be remembered and missed. With Love, Spero and Sophia Tsapaliaris

Frank basile -

Our deepest sympathy and prayers Frank sa glass prospect

Pauline Hines and Michael Cecere -

You are all in our thoughts and we send our love. Andy will always be in our memories as a caring, honest and loveable uncle with a cheeky sense of humour and a love of life and people. He has given so much support to the family and his special relationship with Clem will always be cherished.

Michael and Megan Smith -

Andy, a truly beautiful man who always put others first. Thank you for your friendship, the many lovely chats and great memories from all the Foodland events we spent together. RIP good and faithful servant. We will miss you dearly. Much love to Vera, David, Samantha and their families.

Wendy Talbot -

I pray that our Lords loving kindness and gentleness will hold you all very close at this so sad time May you all be surrounded with his peace and faithfulness With special love to you all Wendy xx?