Angelo Thomas “Andy” Traina

February 8th, 2012

Angelo Thomas “Andy” Traina, age 90, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 8th at the Winchester Hospital following a brief illness. Andy, as he was known to his family and friends was born on May 3, 1921 in Boston, MA, he was the dear son of the late Leo and Anne (Abramo) Traina. Andy was raised and educated in East Boston and was a graduate of East Boston High School.
Andy was inducted into the United States Army on February 3, 1943, and his military career began that lasted throughout World War II as well as Korea. Andy received many commendations during his military service and was honorably discharged as a 1St Sergeant from the Army in February of 1946. Andy returned home, he then re-enlisted in the U. S. Air Force on April 5, 1949, Andy continued to proudly serve the country during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Master Sergeant on November 4th, 1952.
Following his return from his Military Service, Andy enrolled at Bentley College in Waltham where he earned his degree in Accounting. Andy took the CPA Exam right away and was the youngest person to earn his CPA License. Andy worked for several accounting firms at the beginning of his career and successfully built his own Accounting Business, retiring after many years of dedicated service to his clients. Andy was also the Past President of the Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants.
Andy was a resident of Winchester for many years where he raised his family and moved to Wilmington over 30 years ago. Andy was also a member of the Winchester Sons of Italy Lodge 1580 for many years.
Andy was well known for his beautiful gardens and for his knowledge of the stock market. Andy will be remembered for his love of his family and for his country, he will be greatly missed.
Andy was the beloved partner of Ann Kazarosian of Wilmington, father of Tom Traina and his wife Janice of Harwich, Robert Traina and his wife Eike of Winchester, and Mark Traina and his wife Gail of Stoneham, grandfather of several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brother of Rita Wing of California, Diane Masiello of Winchester, the late Dr. Sal Traina, Joe Traina, and Josie Fogg. Andy is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, February 14th at 11:30 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Monday, February 13th from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Andy’s name may be made to the East Boston High School Scholarship Fund, 86 White St., East Boston, MA 02128-1341.

10 Entries in Guest Book for “Angelo Thomas “Andy” Traina”

  1. Michael Rubin, Headmaster, East Boston High School says:

    We will so miss our dear friend and incredible supporter of East Boston High School. Many college-bound students have benefited from his generosity. May he rest in peace.

  2. Bob Costa says:

    To the Traina family may your Dad now rest in peace. We hope you find solitude that Dad is now at peace and left the world with his dignity intact.
    All of us here at BC Tent pray for you during this time of sorrow.

  3. Wanda LeBlanc says:

    Rest in peace Andy, I will miss you more than you know..
    My condolences to Annie and all of the family. He loved you all dearly and shared many endearing stories of you all. It was a pleasure to know him and call him my friend.

  4. Wanda LeBlanc says:

    Rest in peace Andy, I will miss you more than you know..
    My condolences to Annie and all of the family. He loved you all dearly and shared many endearing stories of you. It was a pleasure to know him and call him my friend.

  5. Michael & Bette Aia says:

    Andy was passionatee in all his endeavors and especially devoted to family, friends and gardening. But he never forgot where he came from and he and Ann were for many years the organizers and developers of the annual joint reunion of alumni of East Boston High School, a unique and gala affair that now attracts hundreds of seniors every year and contributes generously to the school’s scholarship fund. We remember him best for those efforts and the legacy of service that he left behind.
    Michael & Bette Aia

  6. Linda and Andy Forester says:

    Mark and the Traina family so sorry for your loss

  7. Michael Gagnon says:

    To Mark and his family, sorry for the loss of your father. He will always be in your hearts and memories.

  8. Jeanne Brunetto says:

    He was a good boss and a dear friend to me and my parents. He was a friendly, outgoing person who brought out the best in everyone. It was a privilege to know him.

  9. joe1985 says:

    From Stuart Wing:
    My condolences to my cousins Tommy, Robert, Mark, their families and to Annie.
    Uncle Andy was a truly good person and I hope he is reunited with the Trainas
    who have preceded him in passing. I apologize for being unable to attend his
    services, but my thoughts are with his immediate family and the rest of the
    Traina family, as well. God Bless us all.

  10. Sheila Wing says:

    My heart is sad with the loss of my Uncle. He was always kind to me, and I knew he cared. I wish I had been able to spend some time with him in the last 20 years but I got to California and got sick, and I was stuck. I do know that every time he spoke to my Mom, he asked about me.
    I offer my heartfelt condolences to his sons and their families, and to Annie, and all the other people who cared for him. The world was a better place for his having lived in it. What better obituary can you have?

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