Andrew Michael Alessi

May 4, 1988June 10, 2018
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Andrew Michael Alessi, age 30, of Miami Beach, Florida passed away on Sunday June 10, 2018. Andrew was born May 4, 1988 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Our son, Andrew, was born thirty years ago. And, typical Andrew fashion was 2 weeks late and after 32 hours of labor joined us - coming out with that big grin and infectious smile that we all have come to know and love. We are so fortunate to have so many memories, many of which include you all who are keeping us strong and getting us through this. Memories….of his first steps while on vacation with our friends in the outer banks of NC. All the Christmases he got us up at 6 in the morning—waiting for his grandparents and aunts/uncles to come wearing their PJs. The swim meets. Baseball and basketball games. The many vacations we took all over the world – the time we got lost on the subway in Paris, he went scuba diving with his dad in Malta and the Caribbean. Golfing with family and friends. The camping and fishing trips. Removing the house alarm sensors so we couldn’t tell what time he came home…but his mother was always awake and he knew it! Then, sneaking out during those sleep overs. As college students having his friends congregate before going out the Wednesday before Thanksgiving waiting for a cab—no Uber back then. A birthday party his friends had for him in Key West. Watching him doing the things he was passionate about: scuba diving and cooking, attending Bills games and who can forget those marvelous 5-hour mash potatoes at thanksgiving. But, most of all, seeing him grow into the person he was today – caring, compassionate, witty, fun-loving, generous, thoughtful, always putting others first—we can go on and on. Andrew was a fabulous son. A grandson, nephew, cousin…and a friend to us all. He will be sorely missed but always remembered – thanks to you all. We can’t express enough how grateful we are to have you all support us during this time. It is amazing to us how many lives he touched. Andrew, you thought we were helicopter parents. Now, you can be our helicopter son and watch over all of us. Your grandfathers and your grandmother will take care of you until we meet again.

A life celebration for Andrew will be held Monday, June 18, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Caballero Rivero Southern, 15011 West Dixie Highway, North Miami, FL 33181.

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Suzanne Gaston

June 18, 2018

Our deepest condolence during this terrible time of loss. We hope in time you take comfort in knowing how deeply Andrew was loved and how many lives he touched.
Suzanne Gaston and Craig Wachsman

Joe Berk

June 17, 2018


I’ve never met anyone like you and I know I never will. I am so fortunate to have been able to call you a friend and had the privilege to have you be a part of my life.

From elementary school through high school, college and beyond…few if any have had and ever will have the same influence on me as you. There is not a thing I would trade in the world for having been able to share so much.

We hadn’t talked or seen each other anywhere nearly as much as I’d have liked in recent years, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t been a huge part of every moment in my life...and I still take such great comfort in knowing you have and always will be there. The memories I hold dear, the music that I love, the recollections I have of moments spent with you and so many friends who have always and always will love you are irreplaceable…Not a day goes by without me thinking about you and the way you have always been such a remarkably positive influence to so many...and I know for the rest of my time on this earth I will always be blessed with your memory.

I have never forgotten you Andrew, and I never will. I miss you and I love you my friend. Thanks for letting me be part of your incredible life.

Talk to you again soon.

All the love in the world,
Joe Berk

Michelle Colgan

June 17, 2018

Robert and family,

I am so very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Michelle Colgan

Kathy Gorman

June 16, 2018

Dear Roberta and Russ,

Our deepest condolence for the tragic loss of your precious son. May you only know peace and comfort from your family and friends who care so deeply for you. May Andrew know God’s deep love and Rest In Peace. Sending love, prayers and hugs during this difficult time.

With sympathy,
Kathy and Buz

Natalie Potochney

June 15, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time, Roberta. I'm so sorry for your loss and pray that you find comfort in the beautiful memories you have. Many blessings.

Connie and Craig Fairchild

June 14, 2018

Russ and Roberta, Please know that you are both in our thoughts as you say goodbye to your beautiful Andrew. Words cannot express our sadness.

Kari Vander Weit

June 14, 2018

Andrew shone so brightly in this world. When I think of Andrew, I cry and I laugh at the same time which sounds crazy but if you knew him, it’s not. I can’t help but think of over a thousand memories that me make laugh and smile. He always had the group smiling and laughing. I envied his ability to walk through life taking it as it came and looking for his next adventure. I’m so lucky that my brain is full of amazing memories with this person. From days on the beach to just walking and talking to concerts, life was never dull with Andrew around. I can make a whole soundtrack of songs He introduced me to. My heart is so sad that the world lost this person. My prayers go up for his parents, family and other close friends.


Bridget Cronin

June 13, 2018

Dear Roberta and Russ,

Words cannot begin to express how profoundly sorry we were to hear of Andrew’s passing. Our heavy hearts go out to you and your family at this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,
Bridget & Patrick Cronin

Denise Gravely Price

June 13, 2018

Greg and I were terribly saddened to hear the news of Andrew’s passing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sending love and prayers,

Denise and Greg

Jacqueline Bowens

June 13, 2018

Dear Roberta and Russ,

Curtis and I send heartfelt condolences on the loss of your precious boy, Andrew. May the beautiful memories and love you shared sustain and keep you during this difficult time.

God bless you and your family
And may he grant you strength and peace. Please let us know if we can be of any help and know that you are in our prayers. In symptathy, Jackie and Curtis