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Andrew T. Contratto

Andrew T. Contratto

Andrew “Andy” Thomas Contratto, 60, of New Athens, IL born March 26, 1962, in Rushville, IL, passed away on Friday August 19, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. He worked for many years as a laborer for the Village of New Athens’ Public Works Department.

Preceding him in death were his parents – Tazo and Dorothy (Hardy) Contratto, his beloved daughter – Brandy Nichole Contratto, who died on January 22, 2016, a half-brother- Griff Grisham and two brothers-in-law – Fred and Joe Nadler.

Andy is survived by his wife, the former Theresa Nadler, whom he married on April 12, 1986, at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, son – Brandon (Jocelyn Stark) Contratto, two sisters – Mary (Brett) Huiras and Patricia (Steve) Davis, brother – Lano “Lani” (Sandy) Nerini, Jr., sisters-in-law – Barb Nadler, Mary (Dan) Neff, Bev (Soup) Nadler, Cathy (Randy) Kunkelmann and Carol Nadler and two brothers-in-law – Mike and Greg Nadler.  He is also survived by his extended family including aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials in Andy’s honor may be made to the family.

Visitation: Friends and family will be gathering from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday August 23, 2022, and again from 9 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday August 24, 2022, at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL.  Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 5 p.m. at the church prior to the visitation.

Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday August 24, 2022, at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL with Fr. Clyde Grogan officiating. Cremation will take place after services.  Private interment will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Theresa and family. Sorry to hear about your loss. May God grant you peace and strength during this difficult time.

  2. Lisa Phelps says:

    Theresa and family. Randy and I send our deepest sympathy to you all at this time of sorrow.
    My parents, Jerry and JoAnn Ritter asked me to send their condolences as well. We all send many prayers your way.

  3. Keith and Diana Reuss says:

    Theresa and Brandon, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

  4. Mary Dudeck Haislip says:

    Theresa,
    Keeping you in my prayers for peace and comfort…my sincerest condolences!

  5. Tammy Pruett Walters says:

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  6. Lori Mavers Schneider says:

    My sympathy to the family on the loss of your loved one

    • Roni Frech says:

      So sorry for your loss, prayers to Teresa, Brandon and all of the family, may God hold you in his arms.

  7. Pam Hammel says:

    Teresa I am so sorry to hear about Andy. You have my sympathy and prayers. Rest In Peace Andy.

  8. Allen and Debbie Cahoon says:

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers

  9. John & Sheila Barrale says:

    Our condolences to the family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Theresa Antonellis says:

    Theresa I am so sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Tammy Weber says:

    Theresa and Brandon – I am so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Diane Boschert says:

    Sympathy to all. May good memories be in your hearts forever ♥️

  13. Tami Freudenberg Anstedt says:

    Theresa – so sorry to hear this. Will keep you in my prayers.

  14. Jon & Ruth Ann Hanft says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to everyone during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace and memories comfort you

  15. Valerie Mueller says:

    So sorry for the passing of Andy. My thoughts and prayers go out to Theresa and family

  16. Judy Krauss says:

    So very sorry for the family’s loss Sending prayers and our love to Teressa & Brandon. Thinking of you all. RIP Andy. 🙏❤️Love Greg Judy Krauss & Brandon Hoffman.

  17. Tracy Schott says:

    Thoughts and prayers 🙏 So sorry for your loss Theresa and Family

  18. Ron & Kim Hampton says:

    Our condolences to family and friends

    • Tiffany Hale says:

      I’m so sorry to your family , he was a great guy loved by many I will keep you guys in my thoughts always , he was a great friend ❤️

      • Roni Frech says:

        So sorry for your loss, prayers to Teresa, Brandon and all of the family, may God hold you in his arms.

      • Beth Voelkel says:

        Theresa and family, I am very saddened by the news of your loss. May God keep you in his tender arms.

  19. Sharon & Gary Hepp says:

    Dear Theresa, Brandon & Jocelyn-
    Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace your heartaches. And may the warmest memories remain.”

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  1. Dear Theresa, Brandon & Jocelyn-
    Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace your heartaches. And may the warmest memories remain.”

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  2. Our condolences to family and friends

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    • I’m so sorry to your family , he was a great guy loved by many I will keep you guys in my thoughts always , he was a great friend ❤️

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      • Theresa and family, I am very saddened by the news of your loss. May God keep you in his tender arms.

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      • So sorry for your loss, prayers to Teresa, Brandon and all of the family, may God hold you in his arms.

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  3. Thoughts and prayers 🙏 So sorry for your loss Theresa and Family

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  4. So very sorry for the family’s loss Sending prayers and our love to Teressa & Brandon. Thinking of you all. RIP Andy. 🙏❤️Love Greg Judy Krauss & Brandon Hoffman.

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  5. So sorry for the passing of Andy. My thoughts and prayers go out to Theresa and family

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  6. Our thoughts and prayers to everyone during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace and memories comfort you

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  7. Theresa – so sorry to hear this. Will keep you in my prayers.

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  8. Sympathy to all. May good memories be in your hearts forever ♥️

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  9. Theresa and Brandon – I am so sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  10. Theresa I am so sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  11. Our condolences to the family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  12. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers

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  13. Teresa I am so sorry to hear about Andy. You have my sympathy and prayers. Rest In Peace Andy.

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  14. My sympathy to the family on the loss of your loved one

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    • So sorry for your loss, prayers to Teresa, Brandon and all of the family, may God hold you in his arms.

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  15. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

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  16. Theresa,
    Keeping you in my prayers for peace and comfort…my sincerest condolences!

    Reply
  17. Theresa and Brandon, our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

    Reply
  18. Theresa and family. Randy and I send our deepest sympathy to you all at this time of sorrow.
    My parents, Jerry and JoAnn Ritter asked me to send their condolences as well. We all send many prayers your way.

    Reply
  19. Theresa and family. Sorry to hear about your loss. May God grant you peace and strength during this difficult time.

    Reply

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