Andrea B. Gleason, 42, of Marblehead passed away peacefully on June 4, 2023, surrounded by family and loved ones. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Joel P. Gleason and Elise M. Gleason, both of Marblehead. Andrea was the dear sister of Joel P. Gleason Jr. and Randall B. Gleason.
Andrea grew up in Marblehead and graduated from Marblehead High School with the Class of 1999. She attended the University of Vermont and later received her bachelor of arts in sociology from Salem State University.
She was an executive assistant at Moelis & Co. in New York and recently nannied a young infant whom she loved very much. She had a special affinity for children.
Even at such a young age, Andrea persevered through many health complications. She was a true fighter and remained strong throughout her treatment — never complaining, always remaining optimistic.
Andrea loved music and was a talented singer and pianist. She enjoyed spending time outdoors whenever she could, whether it was hiking, skiing, swimming or playing tennis. She particularly treasured spending time by the ocean and loved to walk barefoot on the beach with the family dog, Tanner, collecting sea glass, rocks, seashells and driftwood, which she used to create beautiful art for friends and family alike. She found joy in observing and studying different species of birds, especially delighting in watching hummingbirds.
Andrea leaves behind her parents and brothers, nephews Randall B. Gleason Jr. and Jack Gleason, Mark Joyce her partner, and many loving and cherished relatives and friends.
A celebration of Andrea’s life will be held at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead on July 12, 2023, from 1-4 p.m. Andrea’s wish would be for those who knew her to find solace in the fact that she is now finally at peace.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Gleason family may be shared eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Andrea’s honor to the National Kidney Foundation by clicking “Donate” at www.kidney.org.