Friends and family remember Andrew Accardi

Bella Gollomp, Staff Writer

This evening friends, family, and former teammates of Staples alum, Andrew Accardi ’11 gathered at Longshore to honor him and his life.

Being that golf was a huge aspect of Accardi’s life, his family thought that it would only be appropriate to remember him where he felt most at home: The Longshore Golf Course.

A bench with an engraved plaque was dedicated to Accardi, for it truly captures who he was as a person in just three words: “selfless, courageous, and virtuous.”

“One of the very last things Andrew said to me was that he didn’t want to be forgotten,” said his mother, “I know that he is looking down on us right now with a huge smile on his face and that this is something he would’ve wanted.”

Accardi’s memory will continue to thrive and impact the many people he encountered throughout his life.

“From this day forward, we now put Andrew’s initials on our [SHS golf team] shirts, so that we and future teammates never forget what he meant to this team,” said Tom Owen, coach of the boys golf team.