Toni Lynn D’Andrea, age 67, passed away peacefully August 4, 2020 surrounded by her loving family in Nashville, TN.
She was born December 4,1952 in Logansport, Indiana to Peter and Patty D’Andrea.
She graduated as a Logansport Berry in 1972, earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana State, and her master's degree from Indiana University. Toni worked many years as a special education teacher.
Toni loved people and touched so many lives during her lifetime. She was intelligent, funny, loving, fiercely loyal, selfless, humble, kind, and never liked to be the center of attention. Simply, Toni had a beautiful soul. She was a dedicated mother, who treasured and embraced every moment with her two children. She especially loved her role as a “Noni.”
As a recovering burn victim at the age of 5, she offered support and healing to countless burned victims throughout her journey.
She was extremely proud of her Italian heritage and we know she is with her father (Pete D’Andrea) and family eating meatballs….a lot of them.
She is survived by her mother, Patty D’ Andrea-Monson in Monticello, Indiana; brother, Gary D’ Andrea in Monticello, Indiana; son, Brooks Ingle and his wife Casey in Nashville, Tennessee; and her daughter, Katie Hendon and her husband John, also residing in Nashville. Her grandchildren: Ben, Judson, Kolten, and Krew also survive.
She was preceded in death by her father, Peter J. D’Andrea.
The family is planning to have a Celebration of Life for Toni at a later date which will be posted on our website.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Burn Association, 311 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 4150, Chicago, IL 60606, or online at www.ameriburn.org.
Also, every time you see a big, beautiful, red tomato, think of Toni and the joy she brought to so many of us.
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