first_imgA memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church at a time to be announced for Andrew Joseph Pinelli, 64. He passed away peacefully at his home on May 13. Andrew was born in Jersey City and was a lifelong resident. He was employed by Jersey City for over thirty years as a purchasing agent, a weapons instructor for the police department and most recently, for the Jersey City Health Department. Andrew was also a longtime communicant of St. Joseph’s Church. He loved Jersey City and children, giving of his time as a volunteer in many youth groups throughout the city, including his volunteer work with the National Crime Prevention Council Program as “McGruff the Crime Dog”. Andrew was predeceased by his parents, Maria and Joseph Pinelli. He is survived by his partner, Janine Nunez, cousins, Joseph and John Villanella, as well as many other cousins too numerous to mention.Services arranged by the McLaughlin Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Ave., Jersey City (201)798-8700.last_img read more