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Andreas Nicolas Belli Marinos

Obituary of Andreas Nicolas Belli Marinos

September 20, 2021

Andreas Nicolas Belli Marinos was fearless - a brilliant, creative gift to all who knew him. His life is being celebrated in many languages and around the world. Andreas was boisterous and filled with life from the moment he came into this world, just four minutes after his big brother Paolo. Together, they shared a special bond that brought exceptional joy and purpose to their family.

As a young child, it was clear that Andreas was wildly creative, unfiltered, hilarious, loving and always on the go. As he grew, he built countless treasured friendships around the city. He was magnetic and honest, and everyone he met was drawn to him. Andreas listened closely, looked you in your eye, and was insatiably curious. He hit his stride at the Lab School for Collaborative Studies, where he attended middle and high school, and the Fashion Institute for Technology where he was a few credits shy of getting his BA in Design and Italian. He was happiest when he had a skateboard and camera in hand, riding with his skateboarding community downtown at Tompkins Square Park. He questioned absolutely everything and always stood up for what he believed to be right. He was a New Yorker through and through. Andreas would call this next part corny, but he loved his city and found beauty on every block. He was a gifted artist and craftsman, constantly refining his work and experimenting with new media - video, photography, graphic design, and fashion. Talented and curious beyond his years, he created SLUGS, a multimedia project which was a love letter to his friends. Andreas lived a meaningful, adventurous, and playfully rebellious life. He was adored by all, especially by his mother Josephine, his father George, his older sister Tania, and his twin Paolo. Knowing his journey, we are put to task to live as fully as he did, to think of him often, and to say *almost* exactly what's on our minds.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the following organizations which support causes that are near and dear to Andreas' huge heart:

● Harold Hunter Foundation: A community-based organization that provides support, opportunity, and advocacy for skateboarders in NYC and beyond so they can reach their full potential as skateboarders and as people. Donation link is here: https://www.haroldhunter.org/support.html
● The City Parks Foundation: Makes parks vibrant centers of community through sports, arts, community building, and environmental education programs for New Yorkers across all five boroughs. Andreas especially loved Tompkins Square Park. Donation link is here: https://cityparksfoundation.org/donate/
● Groundswell: Brings together artists, youth, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change here in New York City. Donation link is here: https://www.groundswell.nyc/about/support

With great love and admiration,
Mom, Dad, Paolo, Tania

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September 26, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

September 26, 2021

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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New York, NY 10012

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September 27, 2021

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andreas was a bright light,that touched the lives of many


rest in peace Andreas,
joe alexander- Conciergexijue


Posted by: joseph alexander - ny,, NY - September 23, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Andreas and the family. God Bless you all.


Posted by: Janet and Tom Marron - Mattituck, NY - September 24, 2021

Giuseppina: I am so, sorry.. I had NO IDEAwould like to be up there to express my regrets to you in person.My extreme condolences.


Posted by: Alfredo DeMaria - Parkland, FL - September 24, 2021

I am very sorry for this tragic loss of your son,brother sister, family and friends. I was so upset hearing about this and was really looking forward towards meeting him and his brother.


Posted by: Thomas Marron - Mattiuck, NY - September 24, 2021

Dear Andrea your life may be short but your memory would last for long! and would be eternal. My prayers for your passing to a better place and world and my prayers for your family to find the appropriate strength to continue without your dear presence. May your memory be eternal and may God alleviate the pain and give health and courage to your entire family and friends. Best wishes, Apostolos


Posted by: Apostolos Pappas - Branchburg, NJ - September 25, 2021

Andreas was a very dear friend to my daughter Eise and I had the pleasure of meeting him on many occasions. What a wonderful young man, so upbeat, kind, thoughtful, mannerly and so fun to be around. I had just met him recently and even though he was rushing he still stopped to give me a hug and say Hi! I am very grateful for that moment and will keep the memory in my heart always. Thank you for bringing him into the world.


Posted by: Wendy Whitehead - New York, NY - September 25, 2021

We barely knew Andreas but believe his spunky spirit will live on. This has to be a crushing experience for your family. We are devastated for you. Hoping you will find strength in each other.


Posted by: Amy & Thierry Farges - New York, NY - September 25, 2021

I would see the whole Belli-Marinos family at least once a year, usually through some celebratory family event. The last time I spoke with Andreas was at Aunt Nancy's 90th birthday just a few months ago. He was at his typical usual self being the bright eyed young man....just being himself. Andreas always kept our brief conversations with full attention. It was always pleasant. That is actually something I come to appreciate about Tania, Paolo and Andreas when they were kids, and now as young adults. The whole Belli-Marinos family had that way about them, having that touch of worldliness yet are very down to earth too. My heart goes out to Josie, George, Paolo and Tania. May Andreas rest in peace.


Posted by: Silvia Leva - , NY - September 26, 2021

The world has lost a beautiful young man. He was loving, fun, intense, and had the most wonderful smile. Words cannot convey the sorrow and sympathy we feel for those who have to deal with this terrible loss. Our hearts ache for Josephine, George, Tania and Paolo and all their friends and family. I will always picture him smiling and fully engaged in life.


Posted by: Mary Mavromatis - UPPER NYACK, NY - September 26, 2021

To Josephine and Family:

No words can express the pain that you are going through. My prayer is that God will give you strength to face the coming days ahead.
I send you love and a heartfelt prayer that you and your family may find the strength you need to get through each day.

Gob bless!!!!

Marta


Posted by: Marta Diaz - Roselle, NJ - September 23, 2021

Dear Jo, George, Tania and Paolo
The legacy of your son Andreas will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. We will celebrate his memory always. We extend our deepest condolences to you and your family in this time of grief. I pray that God strength shines upon all of you and comfort you during this difficult time.

Rafael


Posted by: Rafael Gonzalez - Bedminster, NJ - September 23, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. I am thinking about and praying for your family every day.


Posted by: Mary Minnucci - White plains, NY - September 23, 2021

I am very sorry for your loss. It is tragic to lose a loved one. Especially your own Child. My Heart goes out to you and your family. God Bless.


Posted by: Charles Warlick ,Sr. - Baltimore, MD - September 26, 2021

My sincere condolences to the Marinos family. I met Andreas over 15 years ago and he has never not been a source of laughter, energy, and creativity to those around him. He was such a kind, friendly soul and I will miss him very much.


Posted by: Zachary Williams - Syracuse, NY - September 26, 2021

Praying for you, Josephine George and your family. So very sorry.


Posted by: Terry Paglia - Maspeth, NY - September 23, 2021

Praying for you, Josephine George and your family. So very sorry.


Posted by: Terry Paglia - Maspeth, NY - September 23, 2021

Andreas stands out in my memory as someone who was always authentically kind. He would always be trying to make others laugh, and there was something very genuine about the way he talked with people. You could tell he cared a lot, especially about his friends and family. It was a joy to be his friend. He'll be greatly missed... Rest In Peace Andreas


Posted by: Robert Mindolovich - New York City, NY - September 27, 2021

Dear Josephine and family,
I am soooo sorry to hear such devastating news. My heart goes out to you and your family. Although I met Andreas when he was a little boy, I feel like I know him after reading the beautiful tribute. What an amazing young man!
May God give you all strength to go on and live with the beautiful memories of Andreas.


Posted by: Maria Ciccone - Glendale, NY - September 28, 2021

Hello. You may or may not remember me. Andreas knew me as Ms. Zaccaria. I was his 4th grade teacher at Parkside. I remember Andreas so well. He lit up our classroom and brought so much joy to our day. I have nice memories seeing your family in church at the Cathedral, as I'm Greek as well. My heart breaks for your family. Andreas was a very, very special child. He inspired me to continue my career in education. May his memory be eternal.


Posted by: Erica Fowler - New York, NY - September 28, 2021

I was very lucky to have had Andreas as a friend for our years at Parkside. We both loved art then, and I am sorry to learn we were both students at FIT and didn't know it. My heart goes out to all of you on your loss of your beautiful Andreas.


Posted by: Tia Schioppo - Staten Island, NY - September 29, 2021

Andreas, thank you for being one of my bestest friends from school. We had so many fun times together, and I'll never forget the joy and laughter we had. May you rest in peace.

-Paloma K.


Posted by: Paloma Kalisch - , - September 30, 2021

Dear Josephine, George, Paolo, and Tania, My deepest condolences are with you. May the strength of your faith get you through this time, and may the memory of what an amazing young man Andreas grew up to be, stay with you forever. I will always remember Andreas' joyful, fun, and polite nature and what a kind boy he was. May God bless you all during this time. Mayra Kalisch


Posted by: Mayra Kalisch - , - September 30, 2021

Dear Marinos family. My heart goes out to you all. It is very sad and difficult to accept that such a bright, loving, kind Andreas is no longer in this world. His memories will live on in the hearts of anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. In loving memory of a wonderful person such as Andreas, we will support Groundswell to honor and remember him.
The Aguirre Pavon family (Lab school)


Posted by: Sara Pavon - , - September 30, 2021

Dear Josephine, George, Paolo, and Tania,
We are so very sorry to learn of your tragic loss. Our hearts go out to you all during this most difficult time. Our memories of Andreas are so rich and vivid! His indomitable, cheery spirit and super-quick wit, so evident even as a young boy, are simply unforgettable. We are all so grateful for those Parkside years and for all the fun Sarah -- and everyone! -- had with Andreas. A bright, bright light.
We are holding you all very close to our hearts. Memory eternal.
With love,
Lisa and Peter Holsberg


Posted by: Lisa Holsberg - New York, - September 30, 2021

Dear Josephine, George, Tania, and Paolo,

I am deeply saddened by the news of Andreas' passing. Andreas was my classmate and friend throughout my years at Parkside, and it was a privilege to have known him. I am eternally grateful to have witnessed his kindness, intelligence, and good nature in action. I will always remember him as the boy wearing that yellow Marinos Italian Ices t-shirt, so earnest and genuine in his interests and his interest in others. He was a rare gem.

Thinking of you all during this difficult time.


Posted by: Sarah Holsberg - New York, NY - September 30, 2021

Thank you for sharing him with us at Parkside. Andreas was a gift from the moment he stepped through my door.


Posted by: Denise Clarke Romeo - Cortlandt Manor, NY - October 2, 2021

I only met Andreas a little over a month ago, on the first day of our Professional Preparations class at FIT, where I was his teacher.

Andreas made an immediate impression on me as a very bright, inquisitive and highly creative person who was also kind, generous and thoughtful. I'm very grateful that I was able to work with him, even for such a short time. My heart breaks for his friends and family.


Posted by: Carrie Hamilton - New York, NY - October 4, 2021

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Andreas. I was the Chair for the years when Andreas was a Communication Design AAS student. While we only met a few time to discuss his credits/courses and for me to provide support (and encouragement). Andreas was a warm, engaging and energetic individual. His charm and sincerity left a great and lasting impression on me. I am deeply saddened. Please accept this heartfelt condolence.


Posted by: Marianne Klimchuk - New York, NY - October 4, 2021
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