Andrew Fulchiero Obituary (3/2/1957 – 8/18/2021) – Niantic, CT

Niantic – Andrew “Andy” Fulchiero of Niantic, died on August 18, 2021 at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Andy was born on March 2, 1957 to Anna and Egidio Fulchiero from Niantic. He graduated from East Lyme High School in 1975 and forged a non-traditional path. He took a break from the University of Connecticut to sail the Caribbean, with his brother Franco on a boat they helped build. He then returned to UConn to study electrical engineering and graduated in 1985; and then graduated from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1993.

Throughout his life, he held several interesting jobs, and even crossed the door of the roof of the world by crossing the Arctic Circle, by submarine in 1986. He was a truck driver, medical device technician and engineer in cardiac catheterization laboratory. at Boston Children’s Hospital, to name a few. Most recently, he has spent the last six years working as a software engineer for Telux Systems at the United States Coast Guard Academy.

Andy was calm, yet selfless and truly enjoyed every minute of his life. He loved his family and was the happiest with all of his daughters around him. He enjoyed sailing in Niantic Bay, cooking delicious Italian meals with his wife, tending to his aquarium and spending time with his children. Even though he was kidnapped too early, he lived a fulfilling life surrounded by people who adored him. Anyone will agree that his kindness and gentle spirit left a lasting impression on everyone he met.

Andy was predeceased by his father Egidio. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Liliana (Tassone); his mother Anna; her siblings, Franco, Anita, Cristina, Carol and Ralph; her children, Rosanna and her husband Clayton, Graziella and Adriana; as well as countless other friends and relatives.

The family would like to sincerely thank Dr Constantine Manthous, Dr Stephen Lattanzi and the staff at Smilow Cancer Center, as well as the amazing nurses and patient care assistants of Unit 6.2 at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital who provided exceptional care until the end.

A commemorative Christian burial mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Thursday August 26 at St. Agnes Church. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Smilow Waterford Patient Relief Fund to support other cancer patients. Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home helps the family make the arrangements. Please visit to leave condolences online.

Posted by The Day on Aug 22, 2021.

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