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Andrew Simon Thomas
June 01, 2022


Andrew Thomas, 33, loving son and brother, who lived in Sunnyside, Queens, NY, died unexpectedly on June 01, 2022 from injuries sustained after being struck by a drug-impaired driver. His loss was completely unexpected and the family is shocked and deeply saddened.

Andrew, the oldest of five children, was born on October 13, 1988 to Paul and Diane Thomas of Medfield, MA. Andrew attended Medfield public schools, where he was a three-season athlete and was especially passionate about art. After graduating high school, Andrew majored in sculpture and minored in religion at Boston University. He spent a semester abroad studying art and glass blowing in Venice, Italy, and graduated from BU with honors as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011.

Soon after graduation, Andrew loaded up a u-haul and moved to Brooklyn, New York with several of his life-long Medfield friends. He landed his first NY job with Shapeways, a 3-D printing company, where he used his creative skills to help customers print and sell their art. Andrew used his time at Shapeways to hone his skills as a digital community manager, and eventually took a position at Northwestern Mutual in Manhattan where he helped lead a project to develop and implement an online customer service web portal. Most recently, he completed a term with a helping to manage their social media accounts.

Andrew was never without a pencil, and he leaves behind a legacy of his drawings across hundreds of sketchbooks. Many of his sketches were developed into sculptures as well as video game characters. Andrew was particularly proud of the two mobile games he developed from scratch, Roll Control and Shallelagh, which he had made available for sale online. Andrew enjoyed time spent with the NY Gaming Community and hoped to move his career in that direction next.

Anyone who knew Andrew, knew that he was a kind, loving, inquisitive soul who was passionate about communicating with people in may ways--through art, social media, and especially in person. Andrew loved God as well as the wonders of the natural world He created, and he looked forward to visiting his family home in Medfield where he could walk through the quiet woods or canoe on the Charles River. He also enjoyed spending time at the Sculpture Studio in Vermont where he interned after college and continued to visit to learn among friends who inspired him. Most recently, Andrew became a certified scuba diver while on a two-week trip to Bonaire with his parents and was amazed by the beauty of the coral reefs and the marine life he saw, and of course, sketched.

In addition to his parents, Andrew is survived by his four siblings, James, Chris, and Michelle Thomas, and Jennifer Leilani Treuting, wife of Robert Louis Treuting. He has 16 cousins and a large extended family, as well as a loving girlfriend, Kayla, and many friends and colleagues who will miss him everyday.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his calling hours Sunday June 12th, in St. Edward the Confessor Church 133 Spring St. Medfield, MA 02052 from 2-4 & 5-7PM.

Andrew's funeral Mass will be Celebrated Monday June 13th, at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish 82 Exchange St. Millis, MA at 10AM.

Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Harwich, MA.

Please use this memorial website to honor Andrew's life by sharing stories, photos, videos, and any memories you have of your time spent with him. His family will be forever grateful. Bless you all for being in Andrew's life!

The Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. is honored to assist the Thomas family.

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