We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Damiano Funeral Home
Andrew Garofalo was born on March 3, 1931 in Long Branch where he grew up as one of seven siblings. He passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022 peacefully at home in Neptune with his family beside him.
Andy was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Patsy Bush. He was a veteran of the Korean War and while waiting to be discharged and stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, he met and fell in love with Patsy. After only three months of dating and six months of military distance, he returned to Colorado Springs to marry his bride. Andy and Patsy had three children- Cheryl, Andy and Bill.
He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1959, where he worked in freight and passenger service until 1990, when he retired. Throughout his life Andy was kind, generous, and loving. He enjoyed the beach, was a consummate swimmer, diver and dancer. In his later years he loved to take walks on the boardwalk with his brother Mike, spend time with his grandchildren, tell many “war stories”, work on crossword puzzles, and watch the Yankees and old Western movies.
He is survived by his daughter Cheryl Martin, his son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Tina Garofalo (Oregon) and his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Karen Garofalo (Neptune) with whom he lived. He is also survived by eight grandchildren - Rachel Garofalo, Heather Tower (Chris), Aaron Garofalo, Shawn Garofalo, Bryan Garofalo (Rany), Kyle Garofalo (Julie Clappsy), Chelsea Garofalo (Tyler Hetzel) and Tyler Garofalo, four great grandchildren and his siblings, Claire Romano and Michael Garofalo as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 26 from 10 am until the time of the service at 12 noon at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in West Long Branch. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.