Obituary of Andrew V. Pace
Andrew V. Pace was born December 6,1944 in Waterbury Ct. to Vito Pace and Teresa Cretella Pace. Andrew was survived by his wife of 25 years Holly Reher Pace and his children MaryEllen, (Jimmy)Barnes of Essex,CT; Crissy Pace of Decatur, AL, Michael (Cristina) of Essex, CT; Lori,(Michael III) Lapia of Stratford,CT and Michael Pollock of Seymour). Andrew was known as Andy, Dad, Uncle Andy and his grandchildren Marissa and Connor Barnes. Christopher Michaella and Adrianna Pace and Micheal IV Brianna and Kaitlyn LaPia loving referred to him as “Poppy”. He is also survived by many nieces nephews other relatives and friends
Andy was one of the original “Beach Kids” raised on Walnut Beach where His Family owned the Beachhead Restaurant. He was a 1964 Jonathan Law High School graduate where he was an outstanding football player and was named 1963 All-America by High School Football Magazine which featured top high school football players throughout the country. Andy had sand in his shoes and saltwater in his veins raising his children on the same sandy shores he grew up on.
Andy was a meat cutter “by trade”and was the proprietor of Andy & Rae’s Market
Andy retired in 2002 to his beloved ranch in the Upstate NY along with his loving wife Holly. Where they raised horses and stayed active. He was a member of the Colonel Harper Grange, Leatherstocking Riding Club and the YMCA of Oneonta.
A service in memory of Andy will be held at 11AM on Friday, December 7th at St. Gabriel’s Church in Milford, CT
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the family.