John E. Andrews

ORANGE — A graveside service was held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in South Cemetery, Orange, for John E. Andrews, 65, formerly of Orange and who died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 7, at his home in Londonderry, N.H., after being stricken ill.

Rev. Dan Dibble of the Metcalf Memorial Chapel in Warwick officiated and Kevin Rich read the poem, “I’m Still Here.” Following the service, a reception was held in Fellowship Hall of the First Universalist Church of Orange.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Stt., Orange, was honored with directing the arrangements.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — John E. Andrews, 65, of Lancaster Drive, Londonderry, N.H., and formerly of Orange, Mass., died on Oct. 7, 2017.

He was born in Gardner, Mass., on April 2, 1952, the son of Ruie Hall from Orange, and the late Edwin Andrews of Athol, Mass.

He graduated Ralph C. Mahar Regional High School in 1970, and was married for 45 years to his high school sweetheart, Brenda (Wetherby) Andrews.

Working for Digital Equipment Corp. for 14 years, he continued his computer administration work at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, Ky., only to return to Digital as a consultant for four more years. John also worked for Putnam Investments and State Street Bank for 10 years as a computer consultant.

John enjoyed his motorcycle, music, comedy, and watching the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, and the Boston Red Sox.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda of Londonderry, N.H.; son, Scott Andrews of Orlando, Fla., his mother, Ruie Hall of Orange; his brother, David Andrews of Dawson, Ga.; and his sister Corinne and Warren Winter of Sebring, Fla., and their children Chenille and Bryson; and his stepmother Madeleine Andrews and extended family.

John was predeceased by his father Edwin Andrews of Athol on April 13, 2002.

There are no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m., in South Cemetery, 585 South Main St., Orange, with Rev. Dan Dibble of the Metcalf Memorial Chapel in Warwick officiating.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.

You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.

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