Joseph A. Andreano

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 May 2020 at 5:07 pm

Joseph AndreanoAmerican flagJoseph A. “Hobo” Andreano, 101, of Clarendon, died May 18, 2020 at his residence in the company of his beloved wife and loving caregivers. He was born May 16, 1919 in Rochester to Cosmo and Michelina (Stupiello) Andreano and had lived in this area since 1969.

Mr. Andreano was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II who fought in the Battle of the Bulge in the 289th Infantry, 75th Division, 2nd Battalion, and he was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Medal. He also received the Croix de Guerre Medal from the French Legion of Honor at a ceremony at the United Nations in 2009. Joe loved to paint pictures and was an exceptional writer. He started a social club in Rochester called the “11th Warders,” which became the Sons of St. Lucy’s and is still meeting to this day. He truly enjoyed meeting old friends at Giuseppe’s every week for lunch, something he did for over 20 years. At age 55, Joe got his GED. Then, at age 83, he received his associate degree in liberal arts at Genesee Community College; and then finally, at age 85, Joe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice at Brockport State College.

Mr. Andreano was predeceased by his brothers, Phil, Harry, Bindo, Alphonse, Alexander and Alfred.

He is survived by his loving wife of more than 76 years, Grace; his daughters, Liz (Eugene) Morrell of Oregon and Vinessa Andreano of Washington; grandchildren, Jed and Lizabeth; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Emmett.

There will be no calling hours. Joe’s memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion NY 14411.

Joe’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Albion. To share a special memory of Joe, please visit