Michael J. Fandozzi
Published in Albany Times Union on February 4, 2012
Fandozzi, age 84 years, of N. Vernon St., Athens, died February 2, 2012
at Albany Medical Center. He was born in Athens on May 15, 1927 and was
the son of the late John J. and Mary (Hill) Fandozzi. Michael served in
the U.S. Navy during World War II.
During his lifetime, he was an insurance agent for the Prudential Life
Insurance Company. He loved to golf, and also to bowl. He was a professional
baseball player for 20 years and played for the Milwaukee Braves and the
Atlanta Braves. He is now mentioned in the Baseball Hall of Fame and received
the silver glove award.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, Athens, and also a member
of the Catskill Elks 1341.
Michael loved and cherished his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Susan) Ward and Mrs. Glen
(Carol) Thompson. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Tracy, Michael,
Melissa, Meghan, Jillian and Reif and his great-grandchildren, Jason,
Caitlyn, Ryan, Alexa, Jean-Paul and Tanner. Also surviving is his dear
companion Joan DiStefano.
A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February
7, 2012, at 10 a.m., at St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Athens. Interment in
the Old Athens Rural Cemetery will follow with full military honors next
to his late wife Sue (Marshall) Fandozzi who predeceased him on January
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours at Richards
Funeral Home, 28 North Vernon St., Athens, on Monday, February 6, 2012
from 4 to 8 p.m.