About Francesco

Francesco was born in London on Jan 28th, 2004. He moved to Southampton in NY when he was one with his two mothers and older brother, who was starting college at Princeton.

From an early age, he had a great curiosity about life. He was gifted in many ways and grew up with abundant love. This love he was shown extended out to all his friends, and he was known for his kindness and compassion. He was well-loved by both his peers and teachers alike. As an explorer, both literally and intellectually, he traveled extensively throughout Europe. He was passionate about architecture, especially the design of cities and their infrastructure. While encouraged to play tennis, squash, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, and golf, with classic deprecation, he claimed to be “completely useless at all of them.” His true love was sailing, which he excelled at due to his vice-like grip and rather long arms.

Francesco loved music and showed a talent for the violin as a young boy. He got accepted into the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, performing with them twice at Carnegie Hall and once at the Lincoln Center.

He excelled at school and, at 15, took the entrance exam for Winchester College in the UK, one of the most prestigious schools in the world. After just under a year, the pandemic started, and he decided to return to his old school in Stony Brook. There he was known for his absurdist sense of humor. Francesco was notorious for wearing outlandish outfits at school events (picture a full-length bodysuit). His friends note that everyone would agree that the quintessential Francesco quote was, “Don’t be SAD because sad spelled backward is DAS, and “DAS ist not gut”

While Francesco’s talents and passions can be enumerated by others, his own words best tell who Francesco was. “Identity is perhaps not something we must fit into, but something that unfolds ahead of us. It lies in what we decide to make of ourselves, which makes life much more interesting than trying to fit into boxes…”



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