Andrew John Truccone

AndrewTrucconeAndrew John Truccone, 81, of Santa Fe passed from this life on January 15, 2015 at his home.  He was born on September 16, 1933 in League City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bartolomeo and Domenica (Daro) Truccone and sister Mary (Truccone) Bartels.  He is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (Teichman) Truccone: daughters Sophia Splawn and husband Chuck, Toni Rose and husband Robert both of Santa Fe: grandchildren Chevis Splawn and Joseph Rose: great granddaughter Chloe Splawn and nephew Raymond Bartels of League City.

Andrew was the son of Italian immigrant parents and grew up vegetable farming with them on Hwy. 3 in League City.  After that he managed a dairy farm in Arcadia for several years which was the last operating dairy on the mainland in Galveston County at that time.  He worked for Steelco / Sportsman Trailers for 35 years where most people knew him as “Easy”.  Andrew had served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo and in recent years had served on a few committees.  He enjoyed gardening/farming all his life.  The thing that mattered most to him was his family and his faith.  He was a wonderful husband and an amazing father. He was loved by all that met him.

There will be a rosary at 9:30am at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson with a memorial mass to be held at 10:30am Saturday, January 24, 2015.


  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. prayers are sent your way.

    Janet Hart
    • Thank you Janet.

      Sophia Splawn
  2. Andrew Truccone, my Godfather and closest Uncle, was a big part of my life especially in my pre-teen, formative years in the mid-1950s. He was always fun to be around—be it riding with him on the tractor as he plowed the fields, helping him wash vegetables or packing tomatoes, or even shedding tears with him as we peeled onions. Although all of this may have been work for him, it was fun for me. It taught me good work habits and family values, because my grandparents (his parents) were always at his side. As a special treat sometimes “Uncle” would take me on a ride into town with his parent’s Bel Air and later in his Impala for an ice cream or a shake. Growing up at that time was so different from what it is today for a pre-teen, but I would never trade my experiences with the typical experiences I might have if I were a pre-teen today. Although I have visited with my Uncle regularly over the years, including most holidays and special occasions, it is those early years that I still remember and treasure the most. I will certainly miss Uncle, but I am so blessed that he was a part of my life and my very foundation.

    Raymond Bartels
    • Raymond he loved you very much. We are blessed that you are a part of this family. We appreciate you always visiting and helping with dad through his illness and especially here at the last. We love you too.

      Sophia Splawn
  3. Toni & Robert sorry for your loss will keep you and your family in our prayers, your Dad was a good man. May the peace of the LORD be with you. Louis & Beth Schwertner

    Schwertner Family
    • I will make sure my sister and brother-in-law know that you sent this message. Thank you for thinking of us.

      Sophia Splawn
  4. I am so very sad to hear of Andrew’s passing. He was the most amazing man! Always a big smile on his face and a lot of love in his heart. A beautiful light has gone out in the world. Praying for the family at this time of loss. Sending you love.

    Madeline Cassina Kotila
    • Madeline you are so right about my dad. Thank you for the kind words.

      Sophia Splawn
  5. Ken and I met Mr. And Mrs. Truccone through our neighbors, Dee and Nelson. There was instant attraction to this family. What a joy to be in their presence. Mr. Truccone had a great sense of humor and could easily put a smile on our face. Life won’t be the same without his physical presence, but he will always be with his loving family spiritually.

    May the Lord be with you all at your time of sorrow. You will miss him, but know that heaven has welcomed him and and is celebrating his homecoming! Keeping you in prayer.

    Love always,
    Betty & Ken Magee

    Betty Magee
    • Betty thank you for the sweet thoughts. We appreciated you and Ken being there yesterday.

      Sophia Splawn
  6. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Andrew. He was a customer of ours. Always smiling and a very sweet man. God Bless your family and may Andrew Rest in Heaven.

    Lisa & Jack Mitchell
    • Thank you for for the condolences.

      Sophia Splawn

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