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Obituary for Andrew Andy Speno

December 12, 1943 - November 18, 2017
Manlius, New York | Age 73


Andy Speno, 73, of Manlius, went home to the Lord Saturday evening after a brief illness. Andrew Hughes Speno was born December 21, 1943 to Martin and Clarine (Hughes) Speno in Ithaca, NY. When Andy was an infant the family moved to the Berkeley Park area of Syracuse. Andy was a graduate of Nottingham High School (1962). He attended Broome Tech and held a degree in Accounting from S.U. Andy was a CPA for Hurdman, Cranston & Penny. He then went into the public accounting at Niagara Mohawk. Motivated by the events of September 11, Andy joined the US Dept. of Homeland Security where he worked in financial administration for TSA. He retired in 2014.

Andy's life centered on family and was supported by his faith. He loved golf and bowling in various leagues in the community. He enjoyed 'the breakfast club' with his Nottingham alums and poker games with buddies from NiMo. Andy delighted in the company of his best friend and grandson, Damien; their mutual dedication and pride was witnessed by all who cheered, coached or participated in Damien's youth and student athletics.

Andy is survived by his high school sweetheart, best girl and bride of 50 years, Vicky (Panarites) Speno; his loving daughter, Kathleen; his sidekick, #1 teammate and grandson Damien; his brother, Martin "Jeff" Speno of CA; his sister Hope (Rick) McLaughlin of CA and VT; sister Helen (Michael) Bridgewater of VT; devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues and friends. Andy is pre deceased by his parents and his sister Virginia (Speno) Moses.

Calling hours are Monday, November 27, 10-12 noon at St. Ann's Parish 104 Academy St. Manlius 13104 with a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at at noon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Manlius Volunteer Fire Dept. PO Box 236 Manlius, NY 13104. The family extends their gratitude to the staff and care team at UPSTATE hospital.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Manlius Volunteer Fire Dept
    PO Box 236
    Manlius, NY 13104

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Burns Garfield Funeral Home, Inc.

3175 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13224
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