LaPOINTE, Andrew James Andrew James LaPointe, 23, of Manchester, died at home Friday, (May 6, 2011). Born in Hartford he was a resident of Glastonbury and Manchester and was a Communicant and former Altar Boy at St. James Church in Manchester. He attended St. James School, East Catholic High School, Glastonbury High School and Springfield College. He was an alumnus of the Glastonbury Crew Team, Pass-it-on with Glastonbury Youth Services, The Connecticut Youth Symphony and had achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with the BSA. Andrew was a talented and accomplished violinist having attended the World Suzuki Association in Torino, Italy as well as touring in Austria and Germany with the Connecticut Youth Symphony. Andrew was a loving, caring young man, always ready to lend a hand. He logged hundreds of hours doing community service with St. James Youth Group, HVCC, my Sister's Place in Hartford and MACC. Andrew had been employed by the Connecticut Humane Society and had recently chosen to return to school at Porter & Chester Institute in the field of HVAC. He is survived by his loving mother, Patricia (Pellizzari) LaPointe of Manchester, his beloved grandmother, Mary K. Pellizzari of Glastonbury, his adoring aunts and uncles, Kathleen Pellizzari and Dominick T. Pellizzari of Glastonbury, Joan Moylan of Old Lyme, Al and Maureen Gomez of Irvington, NY and many cousins. Andrew was predeceased by his uncle, Thom Moylan, his cousin, Valerie Gomez and his grandfather, Domenic L. Pellizzari. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, (May 10, 2011) from 4-8 p.m. at Watkins Funeral Home, 142 East Center St. Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 11:00 am in St. James Church, 896 Main St. Manchester. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Church, 896 Main St. Manchester, CT 06040 for the benefit of the Youth Group. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Hartford Courant from May 8 to May 9, 2011