Our beloved son, grandson, brother and friend, Andre Cassiano Rubert, died unexpectedly at the age of 20 on Jan. 1.
Born in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, he was the cherished son of Danielle Cassiano Fitts and her husband, Tim Fitts, of Framingham and Wilson Rubert of Brazil.
Andre attended Framingham schools and graduated from Keefe Technical High School in 2020. Following graduation, he began work with D.C. Electric in Hopkinton, where he enjoyed learning the trade and looked forward to becoming a journeyman electrician one day.
Andre’s good attitude and likable personality helped make him the man he was.
He enjoyed being with his group of close friends and family, gathering frequently at his home in Framingham. But most of all, Andre shared a special bond with his 5-year-old little brother, TJ. Andre enjoyed playing with him, picking him up and twirling him around or jumping out of a dark doorway to spook him. Their play gave their mother endless joy with an occasional “Andre careful please!” mixed in.
Andre, you are in our hearts forever. We love you forever.
Besides his beloved parents and brother, Timothy N. Fitts Jr., he is survived by his grandparents, Sandra and Geoffrey Fitts of Sarasota, Florida, and Ivair e Irineu Cassiano of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his visiting hours on Sunday, Jan. 9, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street (corner of Union Avenue), Framingham.
People are welcome to attend services on Monday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m. at Plymouth Church, 87 Edgell Road, Framingham Centre. The service will be live streamed for those who prefer additional COVID precautions related to a public gathering. For those in attendance, masks are of course required. A private burial will take place a later date. Services are under the care of the Norton Funeral Home, Framingham.
Expressions of sympathy in Andre’s memory may be made to The 200 Foundation, P.O. Box 728, Hopkinton, MA 01748.