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Andrew Sinatra

Andy Sinatra

Born June 30th, 1925

Departed March 20, 2019


Dina DellaRuffa - Cameron Denton
May 18, 2019

Dina DellaRuffa - Cameron Denton

May 18, 2019

It is said that the only time you get to see family is at weddings at funerals. Well, it appears true enough for me.

In 2015, when my dad, Andy Sinatra Turned 90, it was time for him to come live with Steve and me. He was a proud man, a hard worker, a Marine. He served in the South Pacific during WWII and was wounded twice in combat. He and my mother, Wanda were married for 62 years when she passed on in 2007. He was a joy to care for as he started each day happy, singing and laughing.  Someone asked me not so long ago why people break into song. All I can say is because it’s in them and needs to be expressed, just like painting, drawing or running a race. My dad was one of those people...always a song which he belted out in operatic tenor and volume. I was fortunate to share this experience with the Makofske clan and Rob Massimiano this past winter. Maybe fortunate is the wrong word, but those who heard him stuck on repeat got their entertainment value’s worth! I’m glad a handful of our tattoo family got to meet him. 

On the other side of that coin, our daughter, Dina DellaRuffa married her fiancé, Cameron Denton on May 18, 2019.  It was bittersweet as Dina expected her grandpa would attend.

Tears of sadness; tears of joy..

— Pat Sinatra