Andrew Anthony Cresci

  • Born: March 27, 1940
  • Died: March 27, 2022
  • Location: Menlo Park, California

Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home - FD-230

977 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel. (650) 343-1804

Tribute & Message From The Family

Andy passed away peacefully on his 82nd birthday after a life well lived. He is survived by his devoted and beloved wife of six years, Maureen Freschet. He was the proud and inspirational father of Lisa Christensen, the caring and much-loved father-in-law of John Christensen and stepfather of Nicole Aquino (Miguel), Kristen Iwata (Nick), and the loving grandfather of Nicholas Christensen, Anthony Christensen, and step-grandson, Carson Iwata – all of whom adored him.

He was predeceased by his parents, Domenico and Anna Cresci, and his first wife, Kathleen Cresci. Andy leaves behind his sister, Marie Narlock and brother Mario Cresci (Barbara), as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives by marriage.

Andy was devoted to his family and friends and was a constant source of strength, support, inspiration, guidance, and unconditional love to all whose lives he touched.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Andy graduated from St. Anne's Elementary School, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory High School, and Heald's College. Following college, he went to work for Sunstream Homes/Standard Building Company as a draftsman and architect, and ended his successful career as President of the company, retiring in 1992 at age 52.

Andy's served on numerous boards including the Board of Directors for the Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation, Board of the Sequoia Hospital Foundation, the Board of Trustees for Notre Dame de Namur University, and the Board of Regents for St. Patrick's Seminary & University.

Andy took life on as it came, facing forward and always accentuating "the positive". He was a self-made man who took great pride in his Italian heritage and was especially proud of his service in the United States Air Force Reserve. He was outgoing, loved to socialize and enjoyed the "gift of gab".

Andy had a variety of interests. He was a financial wizard, an avid golfer, a sports enthusiast, accomplished gardener, and enjoyed traveling. He leaves a legacy of excellence and incomparable professional and personal accomplishments.

Andy held an important place in the lives and hearts of his family and friends. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and will be sorely missed.

Andy's Catholic faith sustained him throughout his life. Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass and Celebration of Life at St. Matthew Catholic Church in San Mateo, 1 Notre Dame Avenue, at 10am on Friday, April 29, 2022. Reception to follow at the Peninsula Golf & Country Club in San Mateo.

Donations may be made to the Fallen Heroes Memorial in the City of San Mateo, Sequoia Hospital Foundation, the St. Francis Center in Redwood City, and Sacred Heart Cathedral High School.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Andy will be missed by all but they are having a great party in Heaven!!

Posted by The Musante Family    April 27, 2022

Our sincere condolences to Andy´s family. He was such a giant personality, and the impact of his loss will be felt by a vast number of friends as well as his family. My beginnings with Andy, his brother, Mario, and sister, Marie, began at Kezar Stadium and carried on through the era of Candlestick and beyond (so many memories). We already miss you. Rest In Peace, Andy.

Posted by Don & Hilda Baskin    April 11, 2022

Andy was the best next door neighbor, always watching out for us and being there when we needed anything. And his home grown tomatoes were the highlight of our summers! Rest In Peace dear friend.

Posted by Kerry Creed Perez - Friend   April 11, 2022

Andy & Mario played in our Fantasy Football League for years...Every year after drafting his team, Andy would invariably say " Show me the money "! ( sometimes we did! ). Andy loved to rib people, so we would go back & forth throughout the year trading insults...
My condolences to Mario & the rest of the family, Andy was a great guy...May he RIP

Posted by Mike Martin    April 11, 2022

So sad to hear this news. Enjoyed his friendship and the many golf rounds we shared. He was a soft spoken, caring man. Loved his sense of humor.

Posted by James Del Carlo    April 10, 2022

Maureen, I am so sorry to hear about Andy. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. He will certainly be missed by so many people who were impacted by his life. He did so many great things!

Love to you and your family,

Posted by Claire Spencer    April 05, 2022

I can still hear him randomly breaking out into Italian song in my head. I will forever cherish my memories of spending time visiting Uncle Andy and Aunty Kathy during summer vacation. They always made me feel so special. It warmed my heart to have he and Maureen meet my son a few years ago when we visited San Francisco. He still had the knack of making my kiddo feel special even slipped in a $5 bill. I can still feel his strong squeeze on my shoulders. You will be sorely missed Uncle Andy.

My heart aches for Maureen and Lisa, John, and the boys as well as the rest of the family. I know that he has left a hole in your hearts. I love you all so much.

Posted by Amy Cartwright - Corona, CA - Family   April 01, 2022

Maureen, please accept my sincerest condolences and take comfort knowing Andrew is with his maker and enjoying everlasting peace.

Posted by George Smith - San Mateo, CA - Family Friend   April 01, 2022

As the City Librarian of San Mateo, I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to Mr. Cresci's loved ones. I appreciate his contribution to this city and to the Bay Area he so clearly loved.

James C. Moore
San Mateo City Librarian

Posted by James Moore - San Mateo, CA - Acquaintance   April 01, 2022

Maureen, So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Andy. May the many loving memories you have of him stay alive in your heart.

Posted by Joan Diskin - San Mateo, CA   April 01, 2022

I knew Andy at SH--and friends with his brother Mario in 1958 at SH. Sorry Mario--tohear of yourbrother passing. May God Bless Andy andalso you Mario--I remember our fun times Mario. Tom McGee Peoria AZ

Posted by Tom McGee    April 01, 2022

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