Andrew R. "Andy" Fraioli, age 40 died unexpectedly on January 31, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of Wyckoff.
Having received a degree from Ramapo College in 2007, he was continuing his education at Camden County Community College in pursuit of a certificate for addictions' counselling. Andy was employed as a counselor at Maryville Rehabilitation Center in Pemberton New Jersey.
Andy was a gifted landscape artist and could often be found in the backyard of his parents' home with a clipper in his hand with his dog Buddy by his side. He loved animals and especially dogs, and where he was, Buddy, his dog was always nearby. He enjoyed hiking and fishing and photographing beautiful natural scenes. Animals naturally gravitated to him and trusted him. A gifted athlete, he enjoyed playing disc golf by himself or with his friends. Andy was a kind, loving and caring person to his parents and his friends and family. He cared deeply for the people that he served at work and was committed to helping them during their recovery.
Andy was deeply spiritual and loved to read all types of books. He was a parishioner of Saint Elizabeth RC Church, Wyckoff.
Andy is survived by his loving parents Ronald M. and Janice E. Fraioli. He was predeceased by his sister Pamela Marie Fraioli on July 13, 2006. Family and friends may pay their respects on Sunday March 14, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Vander Platt Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, N.J. A Funeral Mass will take place on Monday March 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's RC Church, 700 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, N.J. with the interment to follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, N.J.
As an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations in Andy's memory may be made to Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland NJ 07436 or an animal shelter or food bank of your choice.
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Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.
2 Shelter Lane, Oakland NJ 07436