August 25, 1928 – January 3, 2016
Swan Lake, NY
Andrew Christopher DiMarco was born August 25th, 1928 in the Bronx, New York. He dedicated his life to his wife, Aurora of 56 years and to his sons, Jeff, 55 years of New Paltz, NY and Brian, 54 years of Goshen, NY, their wives, Carmen and Jennifer and grandchildren, Nicholas, 19 years, Aurora, 17 years, Joseph, 16 years, and Anthony, 13 years.
He was the oldest son of six children. His father, Arturo DiMarco, came to the United States from Palermo, Sicily in 1922, married Jessica Torre; had four brothers and one sister. Andrew is also survived by his two brothers, Salvatore DiMarco of Massapequa, NY and Delray Beach FL and James DiMarco of Fort Meyers, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He equally dedicated himself to his business, Four Seasons Custom Homes, of Rock Hill, NY and the countless customers, workers, and the numerous people he touched for over four decades. He was responsible for the building of hundreds of quality custom homes in and out of the area, but best known for the Emerald Green development and Lake Louise Marie.
He was an avid hunter which took him all over North America in search of trophy animals. It was his passion which he shared proudly with close friends and family. He enjoyed many hunting trips with both of his sons, Jeff and Brian.
He was a Navy veteran and joined at 17 years old in 1945. After World War II he worked on Strategic Air Command SAC headquarters in Thule, Greenland and Thule Air Base. He was a life member of the N.R.A and North American Wildlife Foundation, and numerous outdoor and business organizations.
He had a magnetic personality and old school charm and approach to life. He was a simple man who loved his family and friends unconditionally. He will be greatly missed and there will never be another to fill his shoes. He employed hundreds of men and subcontractors over the years. He was very tough but extremely fair. He was always there to help if someone needed it. He truly cared about his customers and men.
He passed on January 3rd, 2016 at Orange Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family and close friends.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, January 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Broadway & Liberty Street in Monticello.
Arrangements under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.kennyfuneralhome.com