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Douglas D'Andrea

September 8, 1952 — October 13, 2018

Life Story for Douglas David D'Andrea

Douglas David D’Andrea, the son of the late Rocco V. and Eulalie D’Andrea, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from results of an automobile accident near Ketchum, Idaho.

He was born on September 8, 1956, and grew up in Riverside, CT, attended Riverside Elementary School, Eastern Jr. High, then graduated from Greenwich High School in 1975. He was an accomplished athlete as an outstanding wrestler, and the star pitcher on the baseball team. At a young age, Doug was written up in Sports Illustrated for his pitching abilities. Doug went on to graduate from Dean Jr. College in 1977. In 1993 he moved to Ketchum, Idaho, where he worked in construction as a master craftsman, very creative and always very helpful. He worked with his friend Spyder at Spyderworks constructing and installing cabinets, and drove limousines in his free time.

He was proud of his time he volunteered at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. Besides the love Doug had for his family and many friends, playing golf, The Jets and The Yankees, he had great culinary abilities and always had something cooking, or a roast in the oven.

In the past several years, his favorite pastime was growing and harvesting his peppers. His 9th generation hot peppers were his “babies”. He started them from seed from year to year, produced multiple plants and enjoying sharing the end results after drying, jarring and freezing them.

On September 27, 2013, Doug had a Hole In One at the Bigwood Golf Course in Ketchum, which was such a thrill for him and one of his ultimate goals.

He was very involved with and proud of his participation with The Camp Rainbow Golf Tournament which helped Idaho children who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their families, as well as many other charitable events.

Survivors include four sisters: Florence (John) Verner and children Leslie (Kerry), Gavin, and Elizabeth (Matt) Holcomb of Old Greenwich, CT; Eulalie “Lulu” (Phil) Walklet and children Eric (Chey), Nick (Lauren), Courtney and Caleigh (who had a special connection to Doug as his god-daughter) of Fairfield, CT; Alicia (Doug) Melilla and children Andrew and Sarah (Travis) of Stanford, CT; Laura (Bob) Keane and children Maxx, Chelsea, Samantha of Fairfield, CT.

Also included are four brothers: Tony (Martha) D’Andrea and children Craig and Christopher of Riverside, CT; Ron (Emily) D’Andrea and children Kathryn, Bea and Matthew of Daren, CT; Leonard (Mary Lou) D’Andrea and Denise of Stanford, CT; and Donald (Suzanne) D’Andrea and children Morgan and Sydney of New Canaan, CT and his deceased brother Rocco’s wife Mary D’Andrea and children David (Angela) and Meghan of Eagleville, PA.

In addition, there is and 21 nieces, nephews, and 7 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his brother Rocco and parents Rocco and Eulalie D’Andrea.

The service will be held on 12:30pm, Sunday, November 4, 2018 at The First Congregational Church of Greenwich, 108 Sound Beach Ave, Old Greenwich, CT. There will be a brief burial of ashes immediately after the service, followed by a reception in the church hall.

If one wishes to make a donation in Doug’s memory, they can be made to:
Camp Rainbow Gold @, Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research@, or BCRF-Breast Cancer Research Foundation @ bcrf@ or online at
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