Terry A. Andrade


Terry A. Andrade died on July 12, 2016, in Dunedin, Fla., after a long battle with cancer. She was 59 years old.

Terry was born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard, the daughter of Martha Fay (Brennan) and Richard J. Andrade Sr. She attended the Island schools and graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. She loved going to Linda Jean’s to have her favorite cup of coffee and American chopped suey. She also liked going to Cumberland Farms to pick up her father’s papers every morning.

When her mother was alive, Terry and she would go out every Thursday night to play bingo. She also loved going out to hear live bands play and dance.

Terry’s first job was at the old Ben Franklin 5 & 10 store for a couple of years, until she took another job driving the senior citizens’ van. She finally found a job that she really wanted to do, being a TSA agent for the Martha’s Vineyard Airport, where she worked for years. She loved working with the friends she met there.

She was married to Sidney Counsel for a short period. Later, they remained friends.

She transferred her job and moved to Florida, where she met her boyfriend, Tony Depaula, and her best friend, “the Dog,” Robbie. Terry had a kind heart, she would help anybody in need, but most of all she loved her family and her dog Robbie. She also had a good friend that she trusted and loved, Antonette Cutrer, who watched over her.

Terry was predeceased by her mother Martha Fay (Brennan) Andrade, and survived by her father Richard J. Andrade Sr.; by her three sisters and three brothers, Carol Andrade of Florida, Judy Martinek of Colorado, Debbie Luce and her husband Sandy of Edgartown, Dicky Andrade and his wife Connie of Edgartown, Bobby Andrade and wife Nancy of Vineyard Haven, and Tommy Andrade and wife Elizabeth of South Dennis; also by nieces and nephews David, Sarah, and Timmy Luce, Jesse Martinek, Jocelyn and Derek Andrade, Zachary and Benjamin Andrade; and by a great-niece and -nephew, Jayden and Mason Luce.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 am at Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.