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Andrew Virgilio

December 28, 1925 — July 7, 2016

Andrew Virgilio

Andrew D. Virgilio (Andy)

Punta Gorda, FL – Died on July 7, 2016 peacefully at home at age 90. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Sue (Pugliese), son David (Marianne), daughter Andrea Cotter (John Babich), son Paul (Leslie), and daughter Anita (William) Wemple. Grandfather of Brian (Monica) Virgilio, Christina Cotter (Andres Borromeo), Christopher, Carla, and Susanna Virgilio, and Drew Wemple. Great-grandfather of Luminara, Felicity, and Zoey Virgilio.

Andrew graduated from Aquinas High School in 1943, attended Villanova University for one year before serving in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Following military service, he studied at Brockport State Teachers College, graduating in 1949. He later completed graduate studies at Syracuse University in 1952, and doctoral studies at Penn State University in 1960.

Dr. Virgilio devoted many years to education and community service. His teaching career began at East Rochester as an elementary school teacher and principal. He taught at St. John's University in New York for one year, returning to The College at Brockport where he served from 1961 to 1986 as Campus School Principal, Dean of Education and Dean of Continuing Education. His community service career included Clarkson Town Justice (1972-1974), Assemblyman for the 133rd Assembly District of New York State (1974-1980), and Executive Director of the New York State Council on Developmental Disabilities (1981 – 1986). In his retirement he completed a paralegal degree and assisted the Tribunal of the Diocese of Rochester.

A longtime member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Brockport, Andy was active in Brockport Kiwanis. In Punta Gorda, he was an active Elk and a 4th degree Knight of Columbus.

Family and friends may call at the Fowler Funeral Home at 340 West Avenue, Brockport, NY, Thursday, July 21, from 4 to 7 P.M. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, July 22 at 10 A. M., at Nativity Church, 152 Main Street, Brockport, NY, followed by interment, with military honors, at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Andrew D. and Sue P.Virgilio Scholarship Fund at The College at Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420.

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Past Services

Visitation at Funeral Home

Thursday, July 21, 2016

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, July 22, 2016

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Church Of The Nativity BVM

152 Main Street, Brockport, NY 14420

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