Andrea “Andrew” V. Madonia, 80, of Maryville, IL, formerly of Springfield, IL, died at 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Eden Village Care Center in Glen Carbon, IL. He was born on June 16, 1932 to Vincenzo and Maria Giallombardo Madonia. He married Judith Hunsaker and she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mary Ellen (Brad) Maxwell of Edwardsville; one son, Michael (Patricia) Madonia of Corrales, NM; three grandchildren, Reagan Madonia, Zane Maxwell and Lillian “Lily” Maxwell; one sister, Rosalia Zito of Chesterfield, MO; three brothers, Philip (Kathleen) Madonia, Joseph (Sharon) Madonia and Sam (Mary Jane) Madonia all of Springfield; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Linda (Richard) Walters of Evansville, IN; Patricia Hunsaker of California; Joan (John) Stull of Carbondale, IL and Sally (Roger) Tedrick of Mt. Vernon, IL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law: Sam Zito.
Andrew was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was employed by the Illinois Department of Financial Institutions. He was a charter member of the Roman Cultural Society. He was very active in state and local politics. He received a bachelor’s degree at Illinois College and a master’s degree from Sangamon State University.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with prayers at 4 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2013 at Blessed Sacrament Church with Reverend Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph’s Home.