Retired Lt. Joseph Andruzzi Jr.’s Father

Joseph J. Andruzzi, 81, of Huntley, died April 21, 2022.
Joseph was born November 8, 1940, the son of Joseph and Bertha Andruzzi. He served in the United States Marine Corp. as a Staff Sgt. and was a Vietnam Vet. In the Marines is where he met the love of his life, Mary M. Carini. The couple married on June 30, 1961. Joseph Sr. went on to serve as a Chicago Police Officer until his retirement in 2002. He was a great storyteller and never knew a stranger. He was active in the Toys for Tots and enjoyed his breakfast club with other retired police officers. He loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
Joe is survived by his wife, Mary, his children, Mary (Jeff) Richman, Joseph Jr, (Dari) Andruzzi (CPD retired Lt. & former President of the Lt.’s Association) , Michelle (Mark) Riemer, and Michael (Mari) Andruzzi, by his nine grandchildren, Melissa, Jessica (Billy), Zachary, Michael, Rebecca, Claudia (Aly), Anthony, Charlie, and Victoria, by his sisters, Helen Socko, Diane Shutack and brother, Robert Andruzzi. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Joanne Kupchinski, and brother, Paul Andruzzi.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 4-7pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, Illinois a second visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9am until the time of the 10:00am Mass all at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Chicago Police Department Memorial Foundation.
For Further information contact the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com

Author: Terrance McMahon

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