Andrew Marc Rinaldi, 24

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Andrew Marc Rinaldi, of Greenwich died on June 12 in his sleep.

Andrew was born on January 28, 1992, in London, where he lived until the age of four when he moved with his family to Greenwich.

He attended Christ Church Nursery School, Parkway Elementary, Central Middle School and The Gunnery (Washington, CT). He graduated from Lehigh University in 2015, with a BA in Product Design. From there, he went to PKF O’Connor Davies where he became a Cyber Security Associate – one of the proudest moments of his life. He loved computers and, following in his paternal grandfather’s footsteps, built a “green” computer at the age of 17 and a “super-computer” at 24.

Andrew loved sports and played lacrosse, hockey, tennis and golf, as well as skiing (but NOT snowboarding, which he tried and disliked almost at once!). He and his brother loved to play laxball (a cross between baseball and lacrosse) together. He followed the NY Jets, NY Rangers and NY Yankees avidly, and had happy times sharing game moments with his dad.

He was very independent and knew his own mind – when he wanted something, nothing would ever stand in his way. At the tender age of 8, he convinced his family to send him away to camp and then wrote home asking to be allowed to stay an extra week (of course we let him!). He also loved animals (cats and dogs in particular) and was a great gift giver, always looking for an anniversary to celebrate with Jessica, his girlfriend who he wanted to be his life partner. He was a kind and compassionate person. Andrew’s family and friends meant everything to him, both those in the USA and Europe, and he would travel whenever time and funds allowed.

He is survived by his father, mother and brother (his best friend), Marc, Lucy and Hugh Rinaldi; his girlfriend, Jessica Gingold; his maternal grandparents, Bobby and Helge Vindenes (Padstow, UK), and Richard Clift (Hampton, UK); his uncles and aunts, Carl and Valerie Rinaldi, Paul and Lynne Rinaldi (all of Greenwich), Pam and Steve Langmead (Essex, UK) and Jenny and Alfonso Canovas-Clift (Madrid, Spain); his cousins, Nic Gandy, Tom Langmead, Chris Rinaldi, Alex Rinaldi, Lauren Rinaldi, Nick Rinaldi, Jack Rinaldi, Elisa Canovas-Clift, Emma Canovas-Clift and Silvia Canovas-Clift. We are all heartbroken.

Viewing will be at Leo P. Gallagher & Son, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT, 06830, between 4:00pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, June 16. The funeral will be at Christ Church, 254 E. Putnam Ave, Greenwich, 06830, at 11:00 am on Friday, June 17. Later he will be laid to rest there with his paternal grandparents, Len and Doris Rinaldi. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Andrew Rinaldi Memorial Fund, 686 Lake Ave, Greenwich, CT, 06830.

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