Andrea M. Graziano, age 82, of North Versailles, died May 15, 2022, at Kane Community Living Center McKeesport. Born October 27, 1939, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Hrubovcak) Matty and wife of the late Joseph Graziano, Sr.
Andrea was small in stature but mighty in presence. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, and a lifelong member of St. Patrick Church. At the church, she was a CCD teacher, member of the choir, and chairman of the festivals. Andrea was a member of the East Allegheny Business Association as Treasurer and the Government Body Rep/Liasion for the township for 24 years. She was also installed in 1986 as the First Woman Commissioner to serve in North Versailles and held the position for two terms. She was the Mistress of Ceremonies for the US Naval Reserve Center, now the US Marine Corps Reserve Center in North Versailles. For 40 years, Andrea held the Manager and Sale Rep positions for Avon. She also served on the board for Parkview Community Federal Credit Union for many years. Andrea will be remembered as a mentor and second mother to many.
Andrea is survived by her children, Beth Ann (Jeffrey) Johnston, Angela (Doug) Graziano-Ireland, and Joseph "Joe" Graziano; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Graziano. She is also survived by step-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Lawrence (Larry) Graziano, and brother, Raymond Matty.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, at 10 a.m., at St. Patrick Church. Burial will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Undying love and gratitude to our sister Angie for giving the gift of herself to us. The family would like to thank the staff of Kane McKeesport and Bridges Hospice for their wonderful care. Memorial contributions are suggested to East Allegheny Meals on Wheels, 600 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles, PA 15137.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor
Originally published May 16, 2022.