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Andrew Darato

Andrew Cosimo “Andy” Darato

August 25th, 1954 - January 11th, 2024

Andy's Obituary

Andrew Cosimo Darato, 69, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2024, at A Day To Remember in Benton Harbor. Andy was born Aug. 25, 1954, to Andrew and Lucille Darato in Coloma, Michigan.

He lived most of his life in St. Joseph where he attended special needs schools.

Andy enjoyed walking to downtown St Joseph and visiting with some of the shop owners. He especially liked going to the Dime Store. He really enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs baseball games and watching wrestling on TV. He had a collection of Beatles albums and enjoyed their music. His niece liked the way he always greeted her with a “Howdy” and a smile.

He is survived by three siblings: Beverly Darato, Laura Darato, and Sharon (Brian) Case of Kent, WA. He has two nieces: Belinda (Jimmy) Green and Cassandra (Jim) Sprinkle. Preceding him in death are his parents: Andrew and Lucille Darato; and his sisters, Linda Shoemaker and Katherine Darato.

Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Benton Harbor at a later date. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.heritage-chapel.com.

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