Obituary : Emily S. Andrews
Emily S. (Steere) Andrews, age 70, of Mashpee, formerly of Keene and Surry, N.H., died on Thursday, August 21, at Harborside Health Care in Mashpee. She was the beloved wife of Robert C. Andrews for 48 years.
Emily was a student in the Oak Bluffs schools and she graduated from Bridgewater State College. She worked as an elementary school teacher and she was also a preschool teacher in Keene, N.H., for 10 years.
Emily and Robert co-managed The Sandy Island Family Camp for Greater Boston YMCA on Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H. She was a member of the Gourmet Diners Club. Emily enjoyed crochet, knitting, reading and traveling the United States and Europe. Emily was a loving wife and mother.
In addition to her husband Robert, Emily leaves her sons, Michael and Peter Andrews of San Francisco and the late David Andrews, a grandchild, Benjamin; sisters Shirley Smith of Vineyard Haven, Gloria Steere of Oak Bluffs, Janet Packish of Falmouth, Nancy Howes of Dennis, Florence Olsen of Centerville, Rosemary Finley of Alabama and the late Marilyn Shannon; brothers David Steere of West Tisbury, Steven Steere of Georgia and the late Jesse Steere.
A funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, August 27, in Christ the King Church in Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. Visitation was from 10to 11:30 am in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home. The burial will be on Thursday at 1 pm at Oak Grove Cemetery in Tisbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, located at 10 Commerce Way #4, Raynham, MA 02767.