Andrea Tronca, 85, Italy native remembered as a gentle soul with a beautiful heart

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Andrea Tronca, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at home. He was 85.

Andrea was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Raiano, Italy, son of the late Giuseppe Tronca and Antonina Fonte Tronca. Two sisters, Maria Tronca and Attilio Tronca, preceded him in death.

Andrea was a very gentle soul with a beautiful heart. He loved his family and especially loved watching his grandsons play. He was an avid Italian soccer fan and loved gardening, being outside and taking long walks. In Westchester County, New York, he enjoyed having coffee with his friends in the center of town.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Giuseppina Tronca; son, Ralph Tronca (Elisa); grandchildren, Andrew, Nicholas and Joseph Tronca, all of Wilmington; sister, Giuseppina Troiani, of Italy; and brother, Attilio Tronca of Venezuela.

A funeral Mass will be held at noon Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at St. Therese Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joe Vetter officiating. Entombment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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