Andrew Vill, 86, of Ridgefield, husband of the late Angela (Chetcuti) Vill, died on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Danbury Hospital.
Andy was born on August 24, 1935, in Dietenheim, Southwest Germany to the late Andreas and Maria Vill. In 1949, after WW II, and at the age of 14, on a chance meeting on the street in his hometown, he was offered an opportunity to immigrate to Esperance, NY to work as a farmhand.
He later relocated to Stamford, CT, and took a job at Pitney Bowes where he remained employed for over 40 years. In Stamford, he met and married Angela Chetcuti, also an immigrant, from Malta to whom he was married for 52 years until her passing. Together, they purchased a home in Ridgefield, CT in 1960 where they raised five children. He remained there until his passing
He was a founding member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church of Ridgefield.
He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, his garden, but most of all, spending time with his family and longtime friends, and a good martini. He was especially proud of his German heritage and sharing his family traditions and enjoyed many return trips to Germany as well as the Island of Malta.
He is survived by his children Andrew (Angela), Elizabeth (Robert) Cole, Anthony (Linda), Jeffrey (Joan), Melinda; 10 grandchildren Catherine, Joanna, Fr. Andrew, Joseph; Matthew (Kirsten), Alison (Ryan); Daniel, Derek (Lindsay); Zachary; Justin; great-granddaughter Matilda, many nieces, nephews, and his friend Sharon Daniels. In addition to his wife and parents,
Andy was predeceased by an older brother Anton of Germany, and a grandson Christopher.
A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 520 Ridgebury Rd., Ridgefield with Fr. Andrew Vill, grandson of the deceased, as the main celebrant.
The funeral mass will be available via livestream by using the link provided here: https://www.sesparish.org/ or by clicking the video button below the obituary. To view the funeral livestream, please scroll to the bottom of the main page of the St. Elizabeth Seton Church website and look for the small screen under "Live Streamed Mass".
Interment will be private.
Friends will be received in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 3 PM to 6 PM.
Donations in his memory can be made to Dream Come True of Western CT, 26 Kenosia Ave., Danbury, CT 06810, or Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306.
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Dream Come True of Western CT
26 Kenosia Avenue, Danbury CT 06810
Tunnel to Towers Foundation
2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island NY 10306