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807 West Chestnut Street
Rome, NY 13440
Phone: 315-337-0055
Fax: 315-337-0160
Andrew Spellicy

Andrew T. "Andy" Spellicy

Sunday, March 6th, 1927 - Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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Andrew T. Spellicy Stittville, NY Andrew passed away on the evening of June 30th at home with his wife and family at side.

He was born in Rome, NY on March 6, 1927 a son of Theodore & Mary Ann Smith Spellicy. Andy grew up in West Rome and graduated from St. Aloysius Academy. He enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served aboard the USS Diamond Head. He later attended Utica College and John Carroll University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1950. He began his career at Rome State School (Rome Developmental Center) as a social worker where he improved the lives of many and met great friends. Andy retired in 1985 after 35 years and went on to work at Trinkaus Manor and Fisher auto parts. In 1951 Andy married RoseMary O’Mahaney and they had 6 children together: Patricia O’Hara (Clark Mills), Michael (Mary Rose) of Rome, Sean (Iris) and Timothy ( Paz) of Hawaii ,Brian ,and Kathleen (James) French of Florida. In 1978 Andy married Maryellen Burkle increasing his family with her children: Gary Burkle, J.Douglas Burkle and Kristin Burkle. His family now includes 10 grandchildren: Deborah (Tim), Tina (Luis), Timothy, Megan, Matthew (Christine), MacKenzie, James, Amber , Ashley and Marcus Andrew; five great grandchildren Robert, Liam, Nicholas, Caitlin and Lucille.

Andrew was a gentleman of “the old school”, always keeping manners and respect alive. He exemplified the “good Samaritan”, never refusing to help anyone. He was a charter member of the Rome State School Federal Credit Union, served on the Stokes School Board, chaired the Zoning Board of Appeals for the town of Lee and was an active participant in getting municipal water in the town of Floyd. Andy was a lifetime member of the Upton Post VFW in Stittville, he was a constant site at Rome Catholic sporting events as he quietly supported his grandchildren in every game at every sport they played. He frequently made his way to Clinton school to watch his grandson play sports there as well. Andy very much enjoyed being a member of “The ROMEO” club with John, Bob, Deny and Lloyd.

Andrew was predeceased by: His son T.Brian Spellicy (1978), brother and sister in law James and Dorothy Spellicy (2007), Son in law Doug O’Hara (2007), step son Douglas Burkle (2010), his only sister: Sister Mary Spellicy,AHN (2016), sister-in law Betty Spellicy (2016), brother Ted Spellicy (2018); and too many others to mention including some of his dearest friends. Left to celebrate his life is his wife, Maryellen, their 7 children. The extended family of in laws: the Juckett families (Utica and England), the Schuderer family (Marcy), the Blades family (Florida), and the Bentley’s (Indiana).

Relatives and friends may call at Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street on Friday from 4 to 7 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. Vincent Long, will be held Saturday at St. Leo’s Church in Holland Patent, at 10:30 AM. The family will receive guests at the home Andy loved on Thomas Circle in Stittville, following the funeral service.

Gifts in Andrew’s memory can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care or St. Leo’s Church in Holland Patent.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 |
    Friday, July 5th, 2019
    Barry Funeral Home
    807 W. Chestnut Street
    Rome, New York
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  • Service

    St. Leo's Church
    Elm Street
    Holland Patent, NY 13354
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    Father Vincent P. Long


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Posted at 05:23pm
M ary Rose and Family
So sorry for your loss
Gloria Nellenbach

Susan Stys

Posted at 05:22pm
Maryellen we have so many memories we can share. Our ice scream runs, our dates for “linner”, our coffee chats etc. I could go on and on. Andy will be missed for certain but all the joy, humor and love he had will live in our hearts forever. He was one amazing man who truly adored one amazing woman. Love like that doesn’t come around too often. Stay strong my love and remember you are never alone 💔

Paul, Mags, Robert and Lisa Juckett

Posted at 03:53am
Rest Well Uncle Andy.

We love you.
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Paul Juckett

Posted at 03:50am
Dear Uncle Andy, I only had the pleasure of your company a handful of times, but will always remember your kindness and your great sense of humour. I never saw you have an angry word with anyone and you gave your time freely and without prejudice.

You will always remain with us in our hearts and souls.
Rest easy,

Paul, Mags, Robert and Lisa..


Posted at 10:42am
My dear sweet Andy you are and will always be so very special to me, will love you forever and ever💕.
Living next to Andy and Maryellen for four years was joy and a blessing. We shared laughter, tears, sadness and joy, and through it all you were always there for me. We became family!
I remember a stormy evening with the rain pelting down, Norm was away, and Andy and I were outside battling the rain in the window well, not sure who won, lol, however; I remember we were both drenched and Andy still had a smile and we still shared a laugh, this was Andy, positive and calm even in the middle of a storm.
Andy was a man of such character and patience, kindness and caring, he is irreplaceable!
So long my friend , love ya much
My heart is breaking for Maryellen, Kristen, Marcus and the rest of the family sending lots and lots of love xoxo
Elizabeth Macoomb
New Maryland, NB

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