November 11, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – January 21, 1969 (Danbury, CT); 50 years old
Married Marion Collins Andronaco (1920-1996) on August 23, 1941, in Norwalk
Children are Michael, Ellen Andronaco Ford, Wendy Andronaco Cruikshank, and Nancy Andronaco Johnson.
Local address: 374 Highland Avenue
Enlisted on January 19, 1942
Service number 31040749
Unit: 5th Armored Division, 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron – Mechanized,
Born to Joseph (1880-1967) and Maria Rose Cassieri Andronaco (1881-1959), both born in Italy. Four brothers, are James (1906-1987), Anthony (1908-1954), Joseph (1916-2003), and Louis (1919-1992). Three sisters are Katherine Andronaco Appleby (1911-1992), Nancy Andronaco Bilardi (1911-1989), and Rose Mary Andronaco Festo (1914-1999).
Awarded the Good Conduct Medal (left), and the Purple Heart Medal (right).
From The Norwalk Hour April 14, 1942
PRIVATE ANDRONACO IN “BLITZ” SCHOOL
Private Dominick Andronaco, husband of Mrs. Marion Andronaco of 374 Highland Avenue, reported today for a special course in the Communications Department of the Armored Force School, “blitz” college of the hard-hitting mechanized branch of the Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The Communications Department trains the officers and men necessary to operate and repair the 700 radio sets used by a 12,000-man division. The operator’s course runs 14 weeks and includes actual field experience operating radios in scout cars, trucks, and tanks. Private Andronaco has been in the Army since February.
Buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Plot number is unknown. Photo provided by daughter Nancy Johnson via e-mail in 2020.