Obituary of Gaetano N. Andriano
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Rotterdam Tom Andriano of Rotterdam passed away peacefully at Baptist Health and Rehabilitation Center on Friday March 5, 2021 following a long illness. He was 78. A life long resident of Schenectady he graduated from Mont Pleasant High School and served in the US Army where he received a Good Conduct Medal and a Expert (Carbine); sharp shooter (Rifle); Basic Mslmn badge. He retired from The Golub Corp. as a Meat Cutter. An avid Yankee fan, he was proud to coach for the Northside Little league as his Kids played and later on for The Lady Patriots at Schenectady High School. Tom enjoyed the simple life spending time with his family, especially their Friday night coffee time at Mike and Bernices or sitting and chatting with his pal Howie under the gazebo on the warm days of summer, and hanging out on the porch with the Taylor Street crew drinking coffee on the best summer evenings, camping seasons at Arrowhead and fishing, (even if he hardly ever caught a fish). When he could, he truly enjoyed visiting Casino to play the penny slots and was often seen sitting in his car in front of Stewart's doing his scratch offs, one of his most favorite pass time's. He has been and will be truly missed by his family and so many long time good friends. Tom was predeceased by his parents Gaetano and Carmella (Giaquinto) Andriano, his brothers Pasquale and Michael Andriano and his sisters Frances (Fritzi) and Concetta ( Connie). He is survived by his wife Denise Olsen. His daughters Toni Andriano (Robert DiNardo), Nicole Mastropietro (Matt) and a son Christopher Andriano (Jacquelyn). Grandchildren Jessica DiLorenzo (Jacob Gocheski), Nicola DiLorenzo (Rozena). Grandchildren Gianni, Luca and Andriana Mastropietro, Gemma Andriano. Great grandchildren Xavier DiLorenzo, Henry and Lily DiLorenzo Gocheski. His stepchildren Paula Bennice, Rachelle Saglimbeni (Alex Park) Armani and Roman Park. The family would like to express a special thanks for the very compassionate and professional staff at both Cooperstown Center and Baptist Health. A service will be held at 12:30pm Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Town of Saratoga. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The American Cancer Society or Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.