Visitation atFuneral Home
Obituary of Andrew V. Desiderio
Sunday will be a private Visitation for Family Only.
Monday will be for the community/public from 4- 8 pm (due to the pandemic and the large outpouring of support from friends/community please walk through briefly)
Funeral Mass Tuesday 11:15 am St Aidan's RC Church.
Interment Queen of Peace Cemetery, Old Westbury, NY (Limited to 50 people)
Andrew grew up in Williston Park and was a Boy Scout in Troop 45, Mineola. As a Scout he held many leadership positions including the role of Senior Patrol Leader. In 2016 he attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Scouting led Andrew to a love of camping and outdoor adventures. In 2015 he and a crew of T45 Scouts traveled through Colorado and hiked Philmont - 80+ miles through the mountains of New Mexico. From that time he vowed to go back west and explore.
At 13 he joined the Mineola FD Junior’s program and went on to become a full member of the Fire Department at age 17. He was a proud member of Company 2 – The Workhorse Company. He benefitted greatly from the training, experiences and friendships he gained as a Mineola Volunteer Firefighter.
Even as a young boy, Andrew loved to create and build things. His mind was always working on plans and ideas. He learned woodworking and welding as a student at Mineola High School. In 2017, he entered Binghamton University and for the past three years was a member of the Binghamton Motorsports SAE Formula Car Team. This year he served as Chief Engineer for the team. Andrew hoped to race the car in Michigan this spring. He planned to graduate in May with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Andrew had so many friends - from High School, Scouts, MFD, and Binghamton. Spending time with them – either one on one or in a group – meant everything to him.
Andrew recently took up playing guitar and enjoyed sharing that hobby with his brothers. He enjoyed spending time with and traveling with his family. He is survived by his parents, two younger brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either of the following:
The Andrew Desiderio Memorial Scholarship Fund
Checks can be made payable to Mineola High School (please note Andrew Desiderio Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Memo)
“Andrew Desiderio Memorial Scholarship Fund”
Binghamton University SAE Formula Donations