John ‘Andy’ Casagranda, 65

2013-12-03T00:00:00Z John ‘Andy’ Casagranda, 65 Montana Standard
December 03, 2013 12:00 am

John Andrew “Andy” Casagranda, 65, our beloved father, son, and brother died of natural causes Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Butte.

Andy was the first born to Clyde and Rita (McLaughlin) Casagranda on Oct. 17, 1948, in Butte. Andy attended Immaculate Conception and Butte High School.

In 1968, at age 18 Andy was drafted into the Army and served our county in the Vietnam War until 1970. He returned home a changed man.

Andy lived and worked much of his life in Alaska. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, and spending time at Georgetown Lake.

Andy married Laurie Hawe, and was blessed with two beautiful children, Gina and Sean, and four wonderful grandsons, JW, Jovan, DJ, and Zaak, all of whom he cherished.

Andy was preceded in death by younger brother, Glen Casagranda; grandparents, Guido and Gladys Casagranda and Michael and Katherine McLaughlin; uncles, Bill, Mick, and Jack McLaughlin; and aunts, Sara Godbout, Mary Murphy, and Louise Casagranda.

He is survived by his loving parents, Rita Casagranda of Butte and Clyde and Anna Casagranda of Townsend; children, Gina (Mario) Vargas, and Sean (Corry) Casagranda; grandchildren, JW Casagranda and Jovan Vargas, and DJ and Zaak Casagranda, and mother, Tanya Latham; brothers, Norman (Tammy) Casagranda and Bob (Kathy) Casagranda; sisters, Judy (Bill) Lobb and Rita (Kerry) Weightman; sister-in-law, Paula Casagranda; uncle, Earl Casagranda; aunts, Judy and Betty McLaughlin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Andy was a rare gem in a world that was difficult for him to navigate. Andy was a man of few words, but an incredible spirit with kind and beautiful eyes. He was a compassionate loving father, grandfather and beautiful person with no expectations of others. With his quiet personality, he was able to show his love and how much he cared for his family. Our lives are all so much better for knowing him. He will be missed dearly. Andy, we know you are not lost, but alive forever more!

Services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, with a visitation at 11 a.m. and service at noon at Duggan Dolan Mortuary Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Butte Rescue Mission.

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  1. Tom McCartan
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    Tom McCartan - December 05, 2013 9:39 am
    Sorry to hear of Andy's passing. I remember him to a kind and wonderful person just like his family. Condolences to all his loved ones. Tom McCartan
  2. Audie Hall
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    Audie Hall - December 04, 2013 11:35 am
    Our deepest sympathy to all the family & friends of Andy. I only knew him when he was a young man, but he was a man of few words. He was quiet & kind! May his loving ways & memories always be close to your hearts. Sincerely, Audie (James) & Kinny Hall
  3. G Cass
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    G Cass - December 03, 2013 10:49 pm
    Your quiet nature was always your greatest asset. Unlike some of us saying nothing meant everything. Your eyes did all of your communication. You leave us with very special and dear memories and you will always be my oldest brother.
    Gary Casagranda
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    heysa153 - December 03, 2013 10:34 pm
    Our condolences to the Casagranda family, we knew Andy and Laurie from back in the day,we had some good times and good memories. He was good people,rare to find these days. May Great Spirit guide him to the next world with new life and blessings. Aho!
    Steve & Patti J. Azure, Fort Belknap, Rez
  5. rottdevil
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    rottdevil - December 03, 2013 10:58 am
    I wish to express my deepest condolenceses to the Casagranda Family. Andy was a great person with a heart of gold. I will always cherish my friendship with him and his whole extended family. In my younger life I was made to feel like family with you all. I will always remember the kindness and generosity. Rest in Peace my Brother and may peace be with you all in this time of grief.
    Jeff Harney
  6. maxsmom
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    maxsmom - December 03, 2013 1:49 am
    Our thoughts and prayers to all of Andy's family & friends,
    May his memories hold dear in your hearts.
    Rest in Peace Andy
    Karl ( Curly) & Janice Muniz

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