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Andrew Ditri

November 2, 2017

Andrew Ditri, 94 of Springfield passed away on November 2, 2017.

The funeral is from the Galante Funeral Home, 2800 Morris Ave., Union on Wednesday at 9 AM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James Church in  Springfield at 10:30 AM. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Visitation is on Tuesday from 3 - 8 PM at the funeral home.

Born in Newark, Andy lived in the Ironbound section before residing in Springfield for many years. He started out as a Longshoreman and progressed to the assistant position along side of the President of the Union Local 1235 in Newark. He was also a Union official with Local 1235 and the Union representative with International Longshoreman Association before retiring in 1990.

Andy is the beloved husband of Edith (nee Orlando); loving father of Maria Bellas, and the late Andrew Ditri (Andy Boy); dear grandfather of Ronnie, Andrea, Deanna, Jodi, and Andy; and great-grandfather of Drew, Landon, Andi, Jack, and Vincent.

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