André J. Mallegol 3rd died unexpectedly Dec. 9 in Edgartown. He was 54.

He was born on May 14, 1966 in New Brunswick, N.J. In his earliest days, he became enamored with the sea, playing in the surf and hunting crabs at the New Jersey seashore.

He later moved to Guilford, Conn., where he wowed the neighborhood with his fishing talents. His crowning achievement was single-handedly hooking and landing a sand shark from a nearby beach, when he was 11.

After several years in Gathersberg, Md., he moved to Concord as a teen. Embracing life as a New Englander, he graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1984 and Northeastern University in 1989, with a bachelor’s degree in business and management.

After graduation, André worked at Fidelity Investments, eventually becoming a vice president. He moved on to new challenges at West Coast — based PIMCO, eventually serving as senior vice president. André was passionate about the intricacies of the financial markets, and was always up for a discussion about economic trends.

He settled in Duxbury where his children, Luke and Charlotte, were born. They remember him as a fun, loving and driven father who was always up for an adventure. He always encouraged them to pursue their goals and work hard.

He was a member of the Edgartown Yacht Club where he enjoyed sailing the waters around Martha’s Vineyard and beyond. He was accomplished at deep sea fishing, something he truly enjoyed throughout his life. He often brought home fresh tuna for dinner after a day on the water. He was a skilled chef who loved cooking, especially seafood dinners for those he loved.

He is survived by his children, Luke and Charlotte Mallegol of Duxbury; parents Annie and André Mallegol Jr. of St. Augustine, Fla., and Edgartown; siblings Scott Mallegol of Carlisle, and Karen Mallegol Driscoll of Scottsdale, Ariz.; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

A memorial mass is being planned for the summer of 2021. All are welcome to attend and celebrate his life.

Donations can be made to the American Heart Association.