Andrew “Mooney” Molinari, 92, of Fulton, passed away Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
He was born May 14, 1918 in Oswego to the late Dominick and Rocca Romano Molinari.
At a young age, Andrew joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. He served in the US Army during World War II and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. Andrew was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Upon returning, he began his own business, A. Molinari Painting Contractors and retired in 1986.
Andrew was a faithful communicant of Holy Family Church. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He loved the game of golf and was a founding member of Beaver Meadows Country Club.
Predeceasing him, was his eldest son, Richard Molinari in 2006; brothers, Patrick and Frank Molinari and sisters, Bertha Polega, Rose DeSantis, Catherine Stanley and Mary Sagneri.
Andrew was a loyal and hardworking individual whose family was truly his pride and joy. A devoted husband, loving father and proud grandfather, he is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Jane Simon Molinari; son, Ronald (Lorrie) Molinari; daughter-in-law, Sheridan Molinari; his grandchildren, Jason Molinari of Cleveland, Drew Molinari of Cleveland, Joshua Molinari of Oswego, Nathaniel Molinari of Syracuse and CPT. Ryan Molinari of Savannah, GA; siblings, Joseph Molinari and Sue Lupine, both of Oswego and Corinne Kelly of Baltimore and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am Thursday at Holy Trinity Church, corner of So. Third and Rochester Sts., Fulton. Burial with Military Honors by V.F.W. Post 569 and Active Military will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.