On the morning of Monday, October 21 our LGBT family lost a great friend. Andy Piretti passed away as a result of several illnesses. Andy was born on November 3, 1940 in Bridgeport, Conn. He is survived by his mother and a brother and two sisters and their larger families.
Andy was particularly fond of his many nieces and nephews and 10 grandnieces and grandnephews. He graduated from Fairfield Preparatory School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and was immediately hired by Columbia Records in 1962 (which later became Sony Music.)
During his lengthy career in the recording industry he made many friends with top performing artists. He retired as Senior Vice president of Planning and Administration. It was after his retirement that he moved to Richmond, Virginia. He was a founding member of Pirula Investments, a real estate investment company. It was his involvement in the Richmond community where he made so many friends.
Andy was very active with Prime Timers Central Virginia and served on its Board of Directors for at least two terms. He served on the Board of Directors of SPARC (School of the Performing Arts for Richmond Community.) He was proud to serve on the Board of Richmond Triangle Players. He loved working with Peter Pan Development. He was very proud to work on committees for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Andy will be remembered by many of us as an incredible host, “chef” and dear friend. We enjoyed his many dinners that he prepared for Prime Timers Central Virginia’s “Italian Cooking Seminars”.
He saw to it that many of our celebrations were absolutely the very finest! He was always there as a friend. Andy will be missed by all of us, but his wonderful smile, laughter, and that twinkle in his eyes will be a wonderful memory for all of us! Thank you, Andy for giving us so much!!
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