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“Dear Carmen, Peter, and Maria, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember how fondly and how frequently Maria used to talk about Andrew when she was...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Fran Prescott - Westerly, RI

“Regional Multicultural Magnet School-Mrs. Lynn came down and told me Andrew had passed. I love Andrew and remembered how we read together. I am sorry...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Cinderella Mosley - Norwich, CT

“To the Grillo and DeJong family, I wish profound peace. We will keep Andrew in our prayers. On October 12,2010 he will be included in our mass...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Guido Machado - Miami, FL

“Carmen,Peter,John and family, On this sad occasion there are no "right" words to say. There just aren't. But to say nothing would leave...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Charlie and Sue Luxton and family - CT

“Carmen and family, We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Andrew. Words fail at times like these, so just know that we are thinking of you and...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Steve and Lili Sanderlin - Barto, PA

“Dear Carmen,Peter, Angela, Maria and Family, We are so sorry for the incredible loss of Andrew in your lives. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Christine & Ken Singer - MA

“Dear Carmen and Peter, I am so very sorry – my heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. May your memories of Andrew live on in your...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Stacy Luccioni-Munch - East Lyme, CT

“Dear Peter, Carmen, Angela, Maria, Julia, Matthew & Family, We are so sad to hear of the sudden loss of Andrew. I remember so clearly the day your...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Phyllis & Howard Dillow - RI

“To the Grillo and DeJong family, our deepest sympathies for the loss of Andrew. He will be greatly missed, and always remembered. You're in our...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Glenda Catalano - Seffner, FL

“Carmen, Peter, and Family, Our hearts go out to you at this very difficult time. We are so saddend by your loss. We will keep Andrew in our hearts...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara and Mike Thomas - FL

“I was deeply saddened to read about Andrew. You have my sympathy and prayers at this difficult time. Zoe Synodi ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Zoe Synodi - New London,, CT

“Dear Carmen and Peter and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences for Andrew. Even though we only saw him from afar from what we...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Juanita and Tony Toledo - CT

“I have such fond memories of Andrew during the time he attended Clark Lane Middle School. He would, without fail, stop by the office to greet me...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Leanne Tormey Masterjoseph - CT

“To John, Carmen, Jenna, and the DeJong and Grillo families, my heart goes out to you during this time of mourning and sadness for the loss of Andrew....Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Huntley - South Kingstown, RI

“We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Andrew sounds like, and was such a wonderful person, he will be sorely missed. We also have children Andrews...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Henry - Oakdale, CT

Andrew Grillo DeJong, age 20 of Waterford, CT passed away unexpectedly on August 25th 2010. Born January 4th, 1990 in New London, CT, he is the beloved son of John Andrew DeJong of Norwich, CT and Maria del Carmen Grillo of Waterford, CT. He will be missed by his step-father Peter Fuhrmeister, his siblings: Angela DeJong, Maria Grillo, Julia Roberts and Matthew Fuhrmeister, his grandparents: Pablo Grillo, Maria Jacome, Donald (Dutch) & Shirley DeJong and his wife Jenna Lynn Sasso of New Jersey. Andrew is also survived by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him dearly. Andrew loved his family and was a loyal friend. He could always be counted on to help anyone, but especially those who had no one else to stand up for them. He had an independent spirit, and his friends had a great deal of respect for him. He was in love with technology, liked computer games, needed to have the latest gadgets and was pursuing a degree in Computer Programming. But at the same time, he was eager to be outside, whether he was scuba diving, snowboarding, kayaking, or just having a bonfire with his friends. He had a way of making people feel good just to be around him. He was a caring loving son, brother, husband, and true friend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Huntington St., New London. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New London. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons, 12 Ocean Ave., New London. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either of the following: The "Andrew DeJong Memorial Nature's Classroom Scholarship Fund" managed by the Regional Multicultural Magnet School Foundation, 1 Bulkeley Place, New London, CT. This fund was established because of his love for Nature's Classroom. Also, donations in his name can be made to the Diveheart Foundation http://www.diveheart.org where Andrew volunteered to help disabled divers. For directions, obituary information or to sign the family's online register book please visit www.neilanfuneralhome.com

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