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.