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“The Dagro Family, I was so sad to here of Mr. Dagro's death. I'm so very sorry I would surely have been by to pay my respects, but I didn't know...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Sue Crockett - Hammond, LA

“My thoughts & prayers for the Dagro children atthis very sad time. Mr. Dagro was a great man for so many people in his life. I have great...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Marie Mandella - Independence, LA

“So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed spending time with Mr. Andy ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa & JR Hardy-Brannon - CA

“Chris, please know that you remain in my prayers. I've been thinking about you a lot lately! I know you gave your dad such good TLC and lots more...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Angela Stinner-Trimble - Houston, TX

“We express our heartfelt sympathy to your family and may God help you deal with your pain and suffering. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Steve, sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Bob and I are unable to attend the service. You and your family are in our prayers. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy and Bob Habisreitinger - LA

“We're so very sad at the passing of Andy Dagro...lovingly known to us as "Papa Andy." We remember his humor, his distinctive walk, love of car rides...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Roy, Debbie, Kaytlin and Nicholas Haney - TX

“So very sorry for your loss. Hope your happy memories will help you through your grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Rhonds D'Eramo

“Dear Chris and family, I am saddened to learn of the death of your father. We will have Mass this afternoon, and I will remember him and all of...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Heloise Cruzat, OP

“Offering prayers for a fallen Soldier. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr. Andrew captured the emotions and memories of more than a few during his time. I remember him and will be thinking of his family. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Dean Caputa - Baton Rouge

“I'm sorry for your loss. May the true God of comfort, comfort those mourning and bind up the broken-hearted.Isaiah 61:1,2 ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Cj - TX

“I am sorry to hear of your loss. I have memories from many years ago visiting your house and seeing Mr. Andrew. God Bless all. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Randy Caputa - Germantown, TN

“So sorry for your loss. Please remember "For if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Steve and Joey, so sorry for your loss.prayers for comfort. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Tilly DiMaggioj - Tickfaw, LA

“Deepest sympathy to the Dagro family. I have found memories of your mom and dad.A ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Nick Bruno - Monroe, LA - Friend

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Steve and Becky Bredeweg - MI

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Andrew Joseph Dagro, of Independence, Louisiana, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 5, 2018. He was just eight days away from turning 91. Andrew was born on October 13, 1927, in the exact room that he passed away, one of three children of the late Noby Dagro and the late Ida LaMarca Dagro. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, and also a familiar face in the community as a photographer for over 35 years, capturing the memories of countless weddings and other special occasions.

Andrew is survived by his wife, Loretta Montalbano Hardy Dagro; four children, Joey Dagro (Robin), Christine Dagro Haney, Kathy Dagro Fluesmeier (Bruce), and Steve Dagro (Laurie); 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Marie Silvestri (Joseph) and Dolly Smith (Alfred); as well as, 5 nieces and 5 nephews.

In addition to his parents, Andrew was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Mary Lea Brown Dagro; and son-in-law, Allen Haney.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd - Hammond.

Visitation will continue at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 600 N. Oak St, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 9:00 am until the Funeral Mass begins at 11:00 am.

Entombment will follow at Colonial Cemetery Mausoleum in Independence, Louisiana.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Louisiana Hospice, 901 Hugh Wallis Rd South, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508.

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Colonial Cemetery Mausoleum

Highway 51 Independence, LA 70443