Andrew Charles DeRiso, 95, of Statesville, N.C., died Monday, January 25, 2021, at the Gordon Hospice House. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 9, 1925, to the late Joseph DeRiso and Josephine Miele DeRiso.

Mr. DeRiso retired from the N.Y. State Department of Transportation, where he was a supervisor. He was a 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus. He loved to laugh and loved to make people laugh. More than anything, he was a loving husband and father.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Anna Bollero DeRiso; a son, Andrew DeRiso (Christina); a daughter, Michele DeRiso; two grandchildren, Andrew John DeRiso (Sharisa) and Dillon Joseph DeRiso; and two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Adriana.

There will be a Funeral Mass on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church with Father Kessler officiating.

Memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Online condolences may be left at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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