March 8, 1924 ~ July 11, 2018

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Thornton, CO

Andrew was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. After finishing the eleventh grade, he joined the Navy, serving for seven years during World War II in the South Pacific.  He later received his GED following his military service.  Andrew’s military service gave way to his career at RCA Factory Service in appliance repair until he retired in 1986.

Andrew met Lurline DeNuzzi and they were married on October 13, 1951.  Together they shared 53 years of marriage until Lurline’s passing in 2004.

In retirement and spare time, Andy enjoyed playing golf, traveling and reading.  He also loved going to Black Hawk once a month on the bus with other members of the church.

Andy is preceded in death by his wife, Lurline, (passed at age 81); daughter, Linda McMullin (passed at age 58); and son, Glenn DeNuzzi (passed at age 54).  He is survived by son, Mike (Lauri) DeNuzzi; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and more than ten great great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 12PM-7PM at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 9998 Grant Street in Thornton. A Funeral Mass will be held on the following day, Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:30AM at St. Mark Catholic Church, 3141 W. 96th Avenue in Westminster. Please leave memories of Andrew and condolences for his family by signing the guestbook below.


Visitation: July 18, 2018 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - Metro North/Thornton
9998 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229

Room: Stateroom

Funeral Mass: July 19, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am

St. Mark Catholic Church
3141 West 96th Avenue
Westminster , CO 80031

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  1. We send our sincere condolences to the family. We were not close friends with Andy but knew his brother Flip quite well.
    Robert (Bob) and Betty Gonzales

  2. Oh my! So many memories. Andy & Lur were married just a few months before Louie & I. I always considered Lurline as a dearly loved sister and Andy as a brother. Both were always “there” during any of our biggest family events, helping in so many ways, thru weddings, funerals, laughter, tears, and everything in between. I even learned to play cards at the kitchen table (cause I got bored watching them laughing and having such a good time.) When we got our kids raised, we started Wednesday restaurant get-togethers at PaPa J’s, or Mickey’s. Then, Louie passed on – they were with us that night also. The three of us kept meeting for dinner. Lur called me almost daily. Then her health began to fail. Andy was right there for the “love of his life”. He accepted the challenge of taking full care of her completely. When she passed on, Andy kept up the weekly get-togethers. He told so many stories of his days in the Navy, of his buddies at RCA, of his “finds” on his weekly rounds, of his ‘wins and losses’ up “at the hills”, of all the people he’d talk to or meet along the way. Andy never knew a stranger, always ready to share a story (even if you blushed). He never wanted to take credit for his achievements. His Navy life was a fascinating story from the inception of Pearl Harbor to the many happenings when they’d have shore leave. Family was the most important to him. He loved his three children, his brother and sisters and all the relatives, and was the one who kept close all the antics of a very large Italian family. He and Lur were great travel buddies and at one time was the ‘hit’ of the show on one of the cruises. He never had to search far for a story given the gift of a great memory and quick wit. To know Andy was to know one of God’s loyal, lovable, unique individuals. I’m sure Lurline was standing there to meet him as he ascended from this life. Her arms were opened as she said…..(as she did so often in her life)…”And he’s all mine!”. God bless you both as you share your eternity happily and smiling together.

  3. Andy was a special guy. He used to tease me all of the time as I was growing up. He always made me laugh and just doing that always made my day. I haven’t seen him in a while, but he will always be remembered with fondness and a smile.
    I would sometimes run into him when he brought Lurline in to see my son at Chiropractic Plus. They were a great couple and now are together with Jesus. Forever!!!

  4. Dear Sweet Andy was my favorite “Uncle” (Cousin). His smile and sense of humor is what I will remember the most. He always made me laugh. Andy always remembered my Birthday and Christmas with a card… And in that card was a hand written note always saying hello and wanting to know how I was. A small gesture that meant more to me than he will ever know. I will miss that card this year… I will miss you Sweet Andy.

    May you forever be happy and laughing with your beautiful wife, Lurline.
    Say Hi to my Dad 🙂

    With all my love,

  5. Andy & Lur were special cousins to all of our family. Andy could always fix the old washing machine, he always had a smile and a joke. Used to fix Lur’s hair once a week when she came to beauty shop with Antoinette and Andy always would tease me that he could do a better job.
    Miss our sunday talks at church. Rest in peace Andy you are truly home now.

  6. Being the oops (“Rusty”) child of Louis & Wilma Zellitit, I got to experience alot of weekly dinners, card games at the kitchen table, picking peppers and dandelions, smelling cigar and pipe smoke (which Andy’s pipe always did smell better) and even making (stirring) drinks for Andy and my dad. (I liked stirring because then I got to take tastes of the whisky on the spoon!) I even got to go to Washington / Vancouver on a trip with them. Andy and Lurline were my cousins by blood, but Uncle and Aunt in my heart. Andy’s laugh is something I will always remember. Just the sound of it could make anyone in the room smile. I was honored to be able to take him to lunch for his 94th birthday to Mickey’s with other members of my family. I was the lucky one tho as I got to go pick him up and take him back home. He was standing by the fireplace “warming his backside” (said with his giggle) and was grinning ear to ear. When I took him home, he seemed to be enjoying some of the old sights as he was pointing out his favorite places to me as we drove. That day will always be a special one to me…. Andy, I know you are up there joking around with my dad, and Lurline is having to deal with the both of you. Thank you for being a very important person in my life as I grew up. I will miss you dearly.

  7. I am forever grateful to Andy DeNuzzi for taking all of us kids in and adopting us. He worked everyday to provide us with a loving home. He also loved us as his own and always was there no matter what struggle you might be having. I was proud of him when my mother died; how he learned to cook and clean, because he had never had to do any of those thing. It was hard to see him go down hill and loose some of his independence. One thing I always loved about him was his smile and great attitude for each day God gave him….I will never forget Andy and my mother Lurline and all they meant to me….May God bless you and keep you.

  8. Sadly his brother Ralph and sister Elizabeth will also greatly miss Andy. The family has many fond memories of time together.

    RIP Uncle Andy you will be loved and missed .

  9. In reading the Obituary… I missed seeing his Amazing Brother Ralph “Flip DeNuzzi, his wonderful Loving Sister Elizabeth, and the lady who has given him the Best Care… Mrs. Wilma Z ! I have been blessed to know this loving family for 30+ years….his Neice Denise, Nephew Michael and the entire Zellitti Family… May you dance the night away with Lur and your Sister-in-law Chris…. Thank you for your service… Rest In Peace Sunshine …God Speed <

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