Roy R. Andrews, 94, of Mattapoisett died October 3, 2013 peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of the late Catherine V. (Cabral) Andrews with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.
Born in Pawtucket, RI, on May 16, 1919, the son of the late Joseph R. and Beatrice (Monteiro-Faria) Andrews, he lived in Mattapoisett all of his life.
Mr. Andrews was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett.
He was the founder and proprietor of Roy’s Glass Service in Mattapoisett for 50 years.
Mr. Andrews served in the the U.S. Army in China, Burma and India during World War II. He was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign ribbon and the World War II Victory medal. Mr. Andrews was most recently recognized at the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s “Cape Verdean Courage, Heroes of World War II’ event for his service to his country.
He was a member of the Florence Eastman American Legion and the Knights of Columbus in Mattapoisett. Mr. Andrews was a former board member of the Mattapoisett Housing Authority.
He enjoyed NASCAR racing, dancing, listening to music, especially tunes and sounds of the Big Band era.
Roy was a true gentleman who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and he will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his 4 beloved children, Beverly M. Rideaux of Mattapoisett, Ronald R. Andrews and his wife Christina M. of Punta Gorda, FL, Karen J. Santos and her husband John L. of Marion and Carl A. Andrews and his wife Beth J. of Mattapoisett; his brother, Joseph Andrews and his wife Edith of Dartmouth; 8 grandchildren, Alyssa M. Wesolowski, Andrea M. Rideaux, Carlene L. Pedroso, Catherine B. Perry, Tara N. Santos, Elise J. Santos, Daniel H. Andrews and Alec R. Andrews; 8 great-grandchildren, Isabella, Luke, Adrianna, Thomas, Madelyn, Sophie, Nathaniel and Micah; several nieces, nephews and godchildren.
He was the brother of the late Marjorie Payne, Mildred Barros, David Andrews, Pauline Collins and Blanche Perry.
Funeral from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett Monday, October 7th at 9 AM. Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett at 10 AM. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Sunday, October 6th from 3-8 PM. Flowers are acceptable or remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.