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“My best friend, Maria's older brother is Andrew, he was amazing, and I am so sorry to hear what has happened. Jessie Gentilella, Stonington ”
1 of 49 | Posted by: Jessie Gentilella - Stonington, CT

“I came upon this on a name search i am very sad and heartbroken for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with u all. ”
2 of 49 | Posted by: Andrew George DeJong - Chester, SD

“Carmen, Peter and family:We are profoundly saddened to hear of the loss of your son. Our sincerest and deepest sympathies to all of you.Don and Suzan...Read More »
3 of 49 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family and friends of Andrew DeJong, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Andrew was a wonderful person who was full of life. May you find peace...Read More »
4 of 49 | Posted by: Mary S. - Waterford, CT

“Carmen and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so very sorry for your loss.June Jansen ”
5 of 49 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear about Andrew's passing. My deepest condolences. Tracy Burrell, Groton ”
6 of 49 | Posted by: A friend

“We will never forget you, man. You stay in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. ”
7 of 49 | Posted by: Christopher - New London, CT

“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 »
8 of 49 | 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 »
9 of 49 | Posted by: Cinderella Mosley - Norwich, CT

“Dear Carmen and Family,Our hearts our heavy as we know it will be difficult for you to say goodbye to Andrew. God will be at your side. May he help...Read More »
10 of 49 | Posted by: Karen and Kevin Derose - MA

“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 »
11 of 49 | 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 »
12 of 49 | Posted by: Charlie and Sue Luxton and family - CT

“To the family of Andrew DeJong. I want to express my sad words to you;which are..I am very sorry for your loss son,cousin,brother,nice,step son....Read More »
13 of 49 | Posted by: Evelyn Iglesias - New London, CT

“Andrew spent time at my home back in the days that he dated Bethany, he was a very handsome, likable young man...words can not begin to tell you how...Read More »
14 of 49 | Posted by: Leslie Kernozek - Waterford, CT

“Carmen, Peter and Family:I am sending my thoughts and prayers your way. This is sad and shocking. Love. The Pratt Family. ”
15 of 49 | Posted by: A friend

“Andrew, we will miss your infectious smile and great spirit. The pain and loss is greater than any of us can verbalize. May God be with you and...Read More »
16 of 49 | Posted by: Sue and John Pullins - Mahwah, NJ

“To my niece Carmen, my brother Pablo and family, I have few words to say how sorry I am for your loss. I pray to the Lord that he give you all...Read More »
17 of 49 | Posted by: A friend

“peter, carmen and family, god bless your sons soul and may he rest in peace. please try to think of the good times and laughs you shared with your...Read More »
18 of 49 | Posted by: curt may - new london, CT

“Que Dios les de paz para poder llevar el dolor de la perdida de Andrew. ”
19 of 49 | Posted by: Patricia Reyes

“Mis condolencias para la familia..que tengan paz en sus corazones..un gran abrazo desde aca. ”
20 of 49 | Posted by: Reyes Ana - San Jose, CR

“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 »
21 of 49 | Posted by: Steve and Lili Sanderlin - Barto, PA

“dear carmen and family IAM SO SORRY TOHEAR THIS SAD NEWS.my prayres are with all of you also i am sorry that i canot be with all of you at this sad...Read More »
22 of 49 | Posted by: helena'dana boynton - jacksonvile, FL

“Carmen and family, So sorry to hear the sad news about Andrew. My heart breaks for you and I hope you are able to find some comfort in the memories...Read More »
23 of 49 | Posted by: barbara sanford - norwich, CT

“xoxo u will b missed ”
24 of 49 | Posted by: A friend

“Arlene and I are deeply saddened by your loss. I did not know Andrew as a young man but I will cherish the memories I have of him as a very bright,...Read More »
25 of 49 | Posted by: Seth Infantino - NY

“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 »
26 of 49 | Posted by: Christine & Ken Singer - MA

“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. ”
27 of 49 | Posted by: Paula Gosline - Baltic, CT

“Carmen, Peter and Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of immeasurable sorrow. ”
28 of 49 | Posted by: Dave Antoch - Ashaway, RI

“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 »
29 of 49 | 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 »
30 of 49 | 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 »
31 of 49 | Posted by: Glenda Catalano - Seffner, FL

“RIP Andrew....you are loved. ”
32 of 49 | Posted by: - New London, CT

“Carmen,Peter,John and family.Our hearts ache for your unimaginable loss. We'll pray for you all and hope you can be comforted in some way.Love,Mark...Read More »
33 of 49 | Posted by: Patty Familetto - Superior, CO

“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 »
34 of 49 | 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 ”
35 of 49 | Posted by: Zoe Synodi - New London,, CT

“Peter, Carmen, and family,I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.Love,Mikayla Shaw, New...Read More »
36 of 49 | Posted by: A friend

“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 »
37 of 49 | Posted by: Juanita and Tony Toledo - CT

“Andrew was the most fun-loving, care-free, kind person I knew. There is absolutely no one on earth like him, he was so unique and genuine. He was...Read More »
38 of 49 | Posted by: Maura Lasky - Salem, 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 »
39 of 49 | 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 »
40 of 49 | 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 »
41 of 49 | Posted by: Robert Henry - Oakdale, CT

“Peter, Carmen & Family,We send you our deepest condolences, may all your wonderful memories of Andrew give you comfort at this time. You are all in...Read More »
42 of 49 | Posted by: A friend

“Our hearts break for Andrew & his family.May they find some comfort from the many who loved & admired him. You are all continually in our prayers. ”
43 of 49 | Posted by: Kathy Mader - Waterford, CT

“We wish that we've had known Andrew. He seems like he was a family treasure. His picture looks like his grandfather, Pablo. Our condolances & prayers...Read More »
44 of 49 | Posted by: Charles Laplume - St. Marie, MT

“His light will always burn through all who loved him! ”
45 of 49 | Posted by: Rebecca Dahl (Lavin) - CT

“Andrew ment a great deal to me, he was an amazing friend and person. He touch every single person he ever met, and I know on the 25th my heart was...Read More »
46 of 49 | Posted by: Rebecca Dahl (Lavin) - CT

“My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. ”
47 of 49 | Posted by: John Cabral - Belgium

“Andrew spent many nights at our home over the years and the house was full of energy when he was around. We are sending our heartfelt condolences to...Read More »
48 of 49 | Posted by: Leslie and Tony Suarez - CT

“My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
49 of 49 | Posted by: leslie nichols - newport richey, FL

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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