Visitation for Aldo Andretti will be held at Stevens Mortuary, 5520 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis, on Tuesday, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon Wednesday at St. Malachy Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the CheckIt4Andretti Charitable Foundation, Inc., 107 Keats Road, Mooresville, NC 28117. Condolences may be offered online at stevensmortuary.net.
December 31, 2020
Aldo Andretti, the twin brother of auto racing legend Mario Andretti and father of the late John Andretti, died Wednesday night at 80, according to a release from Andretti Autosport.
The Andretti family emigrated to the United States in 1955 and started one of the most famous racing families in history.
The IndyCar team said Aldo Andretti “passed peacefully with a heart full of love and spirit.”
In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Mario Andretti wrote that “Aldo Andretti, my loving twin brother, my partner in crime and my faithful best friend every day of my life was called to heaven last night. Half of me went with him. There is no eloquence. I’m shaken to my core.”
Aldo Andretti, my loving twin brother, my partner in crime and my faithful best friend every day of my life was called to heaven last night. Half of me went with him. There is no eloquence. I’m shaken to my core. pic.twitter.com/NJ3fZxklNo
— Mario Andretti (@MarioAndretti) December 31, 2020
RIP uncle Aldo. One of the toughest guys I have ever met. I have never heard him complain, a trait that he passed down to John. Always so positive and upbeat and raised an amazing side of our Andretti family. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/D6p3RyTdkG
— Marco Andretti (@MarcoAndretti) December 31, 2020
Read the full statement on Aldo’s passing released by Andretti Autosport on Thursday:
It is with the deepest condolences we share that Aldo Andretti departed this life Wednesday evening in Indianapolis, Indiana. Aldo was born February 28, 1940 and passed peacefully with a heart full of love and spirit.
Born in Montona, Italy, Aldo and his family emigrated to the United States in 1955 and he and twin brother Mario went on to become the start of the greatest racing dynasty in history.
Though Aldo’s life took a different direction than brother Mario’s, Aldo forever shared a passion for racing and was a true motor enthusiast and entrepreneur. He could often still be found on the racing circuit supporting and following the careers of the family.
Nothing mattered more to Aldo than family, and it brought him great pride to share his life with wife and high-school sweetheart Corky and their five children Carolyn, Mark, John, Mary Jo and Adam.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 5, at noon, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Brownsburg, Indiana. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 4, at Stevens Mortuary in Indianapolis, Indiana.