John A. Mastronardi of Conklin, 103, entered into heaven on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Marion of 65 years, his parents Giuseppe and Domenica Mastronardi, numerous brothers, sisters, in-laws along with nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his devoted daughter and son-in-law Maryanna and Joseph Stenta, his grandchildren Teresa and Dana Stockton, Alicia Mastronardi and Kevin Moriarty, his great- grandchildren Tashianna, Alexandra and Katarina Stockton, Dante and Anthony Mastronardi, his sister Anna Monticello, numerous nieces, nephews, and God-Children.
He served in the US Army and fought proudly for his country in World War II. He worked for the US Government in the Special Police Division where he retired after 30 years of service. He then began a new career as a welder at Raymond Corporation. He was a member of the American Legion Post 80 and a former Conklin Volunteer fireman. John was all about family, his Italian heritage, his strong Catholic faith and was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church. You could always hear him proclaiming, " Family is Everything". He was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather who leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion to his family where there will be many cherished memories of him. He was affectionately known as "Farmer John" by all of his family and friends. You could always see him riding his tractors and tending to his bountiful garden. He was also an accomplished boxer known as "Mousy" and would tell many stories of how he would box to get money to go to the dances and passed his love of boxing along to his grandchildren. John resided with his daughter Maryanna and son-in-law Joseph who showed him unconditional love and support for the last years of his life. A special thank you to Debbie Bieber for all of her compassionate care of John during his last days. Funeral Services will be held privately, and a memorial celebration of his incredible life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to The Mercy House at 212 North McKinley Ave. Endicott NY 13760 or the Conklin Volunteer Fire Department at 1034 Conklin Rd Conklin, NY 13748. Arrangements are with Albert J. DeMarco at the Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home Inc.