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Andrew Desiderio Memorial Scholarship Fund

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In lieu of food or flowers, we are raising money to create a scholarship fund in conjunction with Mineola High School for the memory of Andrew Desiderio. 

Please keep Michael, Mary, Justin & James in your prayers during this difficult time. 

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.


  • Krastel Family
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Laura Buffalino
    • $20 
    • 3 yrs
  • Alicia M Coviello
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Robin Bischoff
    • $500 
    • 3 yrs
  • Ellen Leon
    • $40 
    • 3 yrs


Mary Desiderio
Mineola, NY

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