Andris “Andy” Boass of Hopkinton and West Tisbury died at home, Glimmerglass, after a brief illness on March 24, 2015. He was 73.
Andy was born in Riga, Latvia, on April 6, 1941. When he was a child, his family left Latvia and escaped to Germany during World War II, and in 1949 they arrived as refugees in America and settled in Sherborn.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Susan Millett Boass; his sister, Agna Boass, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; his daughter, Heidi Boass Marquedant and her husband, Joseph, of Hopkinton; his son, Erik Boass, and his wife, Judith Cortese Boass, of Edgartown; his two wonderful grandchildren, James and Holly Marquedant; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Leonhards Boass, and his mother, Elza O. Boass.
Along with being an avid outdoorsman, he was a former member of the Hopkinton Conservation Commission, a Massachusetts Certified Arborist, a member of the Worcester County Beekeepers’ Association, member of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, and founder and CEO of “Our Honey — Susie & Andy.”