OBITUARY

Andrew James Minervino

August 10, 1979July 7, 2018
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Westbrook- Andrew James Minervino, 38, passed away on July 7, 2018. Andrew was born in Portland, Maine on August 10, 1979, a son of Stephen L. and Julia A. (Freeman) Minervino. He grew up in Portland and attended school in East Deering and later in the West End. He was currently attending SMCC in his final year.

Despite a lifelong battle with mental illness, Andrew lived a full and meaningful life. His spiritual journey led him to touch many people's lives, from Maine to New York to Australia, and he will be remembered for his sweet, sincere nature and his wonderful hugs.

Andrew was predeceased by his father, Stephen L. Minervino. He is survived by his mother, Julia A. Minervino; sisters, Kelly Minervino Clarke and Laura Minervino; sister-in-law, Robin Elliott; brother-in-law, Jay Clarke; two nieces who adored him, Abby and Ellen Clarke; a large extended family, and many friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to a time of visitation from 3-7 pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Jones Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Wednesday, July 18th at St. Anthony’s Parish, 268 Brown St. in Westbrook.

Those who wish to remember Andrew in a special way may make gifts in his memory to either Shalom House https://www.shalomhouseinc.org or NAMI https://www.namimaine.org

Please visit www.jonesrichandbarnes.com to sign Andrew’s online guest book.

  • FAMILY

  • Stephen L. Minervino, Father
  • Julia A. Minervino, Mother
  • Kelly Minervino Clarke, Sister
  • Laura Minervino, Sister
  • Robin Elliott, Sister-in-law
  • Jay Clarke, Brother-in-law
  • Abby Clarke, Niece
  • Ellen Clarke, Niece

Services

17 July

Visitation

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

18 July

Memorial Mass

11:00 am

REMEMBERING

Andrew James Minervino

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Shannon Allen

July 16, 2018

Andrew was such a unique and kind individual. He loved without limitations. I knew I could talk to him about anything at anytime with his open mind and heart. We were all so blessed with his presence. He will be deeply missed.

Caitlin Thompson (Cummings)

July 15, 2018

I was heartbroken to hear of Andrew's passing. His kindness and openness helped me more than he could ever know during a rough period in my life. I am grateful for the help and support he gave me with my dog when we were briefly roommates in the early 2000s, for the Buddhist lectures he took me to, and for his life saving (giving) hugs, I am sorry we did not have more time. He was a rare and beautiful person and the world was brighter and sweeter in his presence.

Kate Moon

July 15, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Andrew's passing. I will always remember him fondly at our Buddhist study group in Portland. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Sherry Ritchie

July 15, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss.
Andrew was always so happy to see us when we would meet. He was interested in how we were doing and spoke to us frequently about his study of budism. He and Rob had a great talk about Australia after he visited there. He will be missed.

Mary & Paul Clough

July 15, 2018

Dear Julie,
Our sincerest sympathies on Andrew’s passing. May he find the peace we all seek and be reunited with his Dad, your beloved husband and our dear friend, Steve.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
With love.
Paul & Mary Clough

Domingo Rubio

July 15, 2018

Andrew, my kind hearted and cosmic brother , met back in 2000 , WestEnd Groc. , appreciated his smile and views on humanity.
We stayed in contact form many years and recently via text .....
I have many found memories and one in particular, the day we hiked Mt Douglas ... gorgeous day , gorgeous hike and a gorgeous memory !!

Jeanna Pascucci

July 12, 2018

Andrew was the kindest person I have ever met. I remember one night back in 1997 or 1998 I saw him walking home down Congress St with food he had just picked up from a local restaurant and a homeless man asked him if he had any money, and Andrew told him he didn’t have any money but he had food and gave the man his food (which looked delicious!). That’s the kind of guy Andrew was. He was truly one of a kind. Over the years every single time I ran into him he always stopped and talked, he never just drove by on his bike. He was such a sincere human being. I will never forget him or the light he brought to this world.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Erin LaPointe

July 12, 2018

I am so thankful to have known Andrew. I will always think of his gentle heart and warm friendship toward everyone he met.

Stephen Minervino

July 12, 2018

A young man with deep questions; praying you found answers. I will miss your hugs. Hope to see you again.

FROM THE FAMILY