Andrea “Andy” Lauren DelVesco, age 21, tragically passed away September 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Born a beautiful soul, her inner light, keen sense of humor, and positive energy brightened every room she entered and comforted her friends. Andrea was fiercely loyal, supportive, adventurous, and curious. Andy’s loves were her family, friends, travel, music, art, photography, and animals – particularly dogs and turtles. She enjoyed food, fashion, reading, writing, and experiencing new things and different venues.
Andrea was born on June 29, 1994, in Chicago. In 2000, she entered the first grade at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, where she graduated in 2012. She was a member of the St. Andrew’s varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams. While at St. Andrews, she was a National Commended Merit Scholar, and won numerous awards for her academic achievements in Latin, English, and Spanish.
Andy entered the University of California in Los Angeles in the fall of
2012. She had just begun her senior year at the time of her death. At UCLA, her studies and interests in Latin culture and innate understanding of people led her to declare a double major in Spanish and Psychology.
Andy enjoyed serving and supporting others. She received the Kay Hart Community Service Award and many other honors. She held leadership positions in the Honor Society, the National Charity League, and her sorority, Pi Beta Phi.
Andy’s rescue dog, Shay Panda, was with her until the end. She is survived by: her parents Arthur and Leslie DelVesco; her older brother James; younger sister Alexis; and family dog Jewel, of Austin. She is also survived by her aunt, Francine DelVescovo of Walkill, NY; grandparents John and Dellene Peskett; aunt Melanie Peskett; uncle and aunt Chuck and Loretta Bradshaw; and cousins Annie and Clay Bradshaw, all of Dallas.
A celebration of life will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Upper School at 5901Southwest Parkway, on October 17, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
Andrea’s family greatly appreciates the outpouring of support since Andrea’s death. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial donations be made to the Andrea DelVesco Memorial Fund for animals managed by the Austin Community Foundation at 4315 Guadalupe Street, Suite 300, Austin, Texas, 78751.