Obituary - Madeline Fasano D’Andre
Madeline Fasano D’Andre (Mike to all) formerly of St. James, NY , and co-founder of Hither Brook Horticultural Center and Nursery, and former first lady for District No. 13 as the wife of the late Michael Martin D’Andre, County Legislator of Suffolk County for 19 years. Madeline passed away quietly at home in Florida March 19, 2015. For the last few years she had been living with family. January 12, 2015 her beloved husband Michael D’ Andre had passed. Madeline was survived by her children, Michele McMenamin, Carla D’Andre and Mark D’Andre, and her four grandchildren, Christine and Brianne McMenamin and Carl and Nicholas D’Andre.
She grew up and was educated in the Port Washington, NY. A student of classical music, she was a Violinist in the Pt. Washington High School Orchestra. After graduation, she studied business and was employed by the Arnold Ross Brilhart Corporation in Great Neck NY where she rose to the position of Executive Secretary to the Owner and Founder. (Now Selmer Corporation). A few years before her wedding, in November 1948, Madeline was employed by Hazeltine Electronics (now part of the BAE Systems, Inc.) in Little Neck, NY.
From 1952-1964 Madeline was fully engaged as a young mother with four children, Michele, Marc, Carla and David. David the youngest was challenged from birth. Madeline dedicated much of her time to her care for this child David, and she and her husband became involved in AHRC, now called ARC.
Following the sale of their Nursery in 1977 and a rest, Madeline worked for St. Johnland Nursing Home in Kings Park, NY before retiring to spend time with her family.
Friends may call St. James Funeral Home, Inc 829 Middle Country Road,Route 25, St. James on Friday March 27 from 9-11am. Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery.
Mrs. D’Andre’s funeral arrangements were professionally supervised while the D’Andre’s Families were lovingly cared for during their bereavement by Kenneth, Kerry and Ken Jr., the Maher Family of the St. James Funeral Home, in St. James.