Obituary of Lillian Jane "Susie" D’Andrea
Lillian Jane "Susie" D'Andrea, 84, of St. Petersburg, Florida passed Monday (May 12, 2008) under Hospice "Gold Team" care at Menorah Manor. Born in Kona, Hawaii, she came to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1963 from Spangler, Pennsylvania. She was Catholic, a homemaker and a wonderful cook.She was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii at a time when it was a tropical paradise. From her front porch was a vista of pineapple plantations running to the sea. She was a Hula Instructor for many years. During the time of the bombing of Pearl Harbor she worked for GTE as a telephone operator in Laupahoehoe. The company switchboard was located in her family home, her father being the director for the eastern division of GTE on the Big Island. Later she moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where she met her husband, Fred who was a fireman at Pearl Harbor Fire Station. She continued with the phone company until she married and moved to the mainland ten years later, in 1952. In the 1970's she worked for the City of St. Petersburg at Roberts Youth Center as an Arts and Crafts instructor. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Fred and two sisters, Dorothy and Genevieve, and three brothers, Harry, Richard and Bobby. And numerous in-laws. Survivors include a son, Michael; St. Petersburg, FL and three daughters, Suzanne Oliver, Toccoa, Georgia; Deborah Kelly, Toccoa, Georgia; and Pamela D'Andrea, Marin, California; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Menorah Manor Foundation or to the Hospice of Florida Suncoast.