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Ann Marie D’Andrea

August 13, 1944 - February 13, 2021

Ann Marie D’Andrea Ann Marie D’Andrea
  • Funeral
  • February 20, 2021 | 10:00 A.M.
  • St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
    845 W Main St.
    West Dundee, IL
  • Burial Location
    Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL

It is with profound sadness that the family of Ann Marie D’Andrea (nee DeSanto), 76, announces she passed away surrounded by her loving children on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Ann Marie was a wonderful mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, traveling and volunteering to help others.

The daughter of Loretta (nee Muscarello) and Jasper DeSanto, Ann Marie was born and raised in Chicago, IL. In 1963, she married Benny D’Andrea in Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church. Shortly thereafter, they moved to the suburbs where they raised their three children. Once their children were grown, Ann Marie pursued a successful career as a Medical Secretary.

Ann Marie was a dedicated and caring wife and mother. She treasured her family and embraced every moment with them while instilling the values of hard work and education. She especially loved being a Nonna to her 8 grandchildren…teaching them to cook and bake and playing board games with them. In her retirement, she enjoyed traveling with friends and family, as well as volunteering her time at the local food pantry. Ann Marie was a caring, generous, gracious, inspirational, sincere, strong woman who will be greatly missed.

Ann Marie is survived by her son Ben (Jennifer); daughters Nancy D’Andrea and Joann Popiela; 8 grandchildren – Samantha, Taylor, Benjamin, Dylan, Christian, Tristan, Jackson & Emily; brother Joe DeSanto; nieces Christina (Bruce) Mellen and Monica (Anthony) Markas; great-niece Olivia and great-nephews, Kevin and Nathanael.

She is preceded in death by her husband Benny; her parents Loretta & Jasper; and her younger sister, Nancy DeSanto.

Her funeral mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 20th at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church located at 845 W Main St, West Dundee, IL 60118 with Rev. Matthew DeBlock officiating. Interment will be private at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, IL at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann Marie’s name may be mailed to the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry, PO Box 102, Carpentersville, IL 60110 or made online at


Olivia Lonteen from DeKalb, IL

"What a wonderful woman. She always treated everyone like her own family. She is no longer in pain, but she will be dearly missed. My condolences to the family."

Teresa Dease from Coward, SC

"Joann, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You will be in my thoughts and prayers."

Irene Rosenberg from Dublin, OH

"Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mother. We will keep you all in our prayers ."

Nancy and Kevin Kemp from Scottsdale , AZ

"Dear Nancy, Joann, Ben, Joe and family. We are so sorry for the loss of my dear cousin. We kept in touch and thought she was improving. My prayers have been with her and your family daily. We always had great times together, especially growing up and through the years. She was a beautiful person and a strong women. Now Ann Marie is out of pain and with Benny, her parents, Nancy and my parents. I’m sure my dad is dancing with her. My dad Frank loved to danced. Love and blessings to you all."

Richard Popiela from Kildeer, IL

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I always remember her strength, positive outlook and kindness. Memories last forever. Love to you all."

Dashang Vaidya from Palatine, IL

"Dear Nancy, I am very sorry to hear about passing of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers."

Debbie Cantelon from Pingree Grove, IL

"Our prayers go out to Ann's family. She was a lovely neighbor and we will miss her."

Sarah Scardine from BARTLETT, IL

"My deepest condolences to your family during this time. I will pray for peace and comfort."

Adriane Nemeth from Geneva, IL

"I'm so sorry for your loss, Ben. My prayers to you and your family. I don't know if you know, but we lost Brooke back in December 2019."

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