Roger A. Andrews Sr.

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Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Homes
1024 Broadway
South Portland, ME
04106
(207)-773-6511
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STANDISH - Roger A. Andrews Sr., 78, of Northeast Rd., died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at the Gosnell Hospice House with his loving family by his side.Roger was born Feb. 22, 1940, in Milo, Maine, the son of the late Philip W. and Dorothy A. (Davis) Andrews. After school Roger enlisted and served in the United States Air Force.On July 20, 1968, he married the love of his life, Dolores Greene. It was an instant family, as Roger took on the father role, and helped raise Dolores' four children before having a fifth child of their own.Always wanting to provide for his family, Roger worked for 31 years as a fork lift operator at W.H. Shurtleff Company before retiring in 2002. In his spare time, he was a collector of coins, records, and baseball cards. He loved playing cribbage, poker on his computer, sitting outside by his fire pit, hunting and fishing, and was an avid history buff and especially loved watching old WW II movies. Roger loved spending time in the outdoors and was most proud of his five children that he and Dolores raised. He will be long remembered as a big hearted, kind, gentle and loving husband and dad who never once raised a hand to any of his children. He was a life member of the Harold T. Andrews Post of the American Legion, and a life member of the VFW.Roger was predeceased by his wife, Dolores Andrews in 2018; a son-in-law, Bruce Lucier; a stepson, Ronald Vezina. He is survived by a son, Roger A. Jr. and his wife Michelle Andrews of Auburn; two stepsons, Philip and his wife Jenny Vezina of South Portland, Richard Vezina of South Portland; stepdaughter, Margaret Lucier of Standish; 10 grandchildren, Kaylie Vezina of South Portland, Melisha Lucier of Standish, Chris and his wife Nicole Lucier of Alabama, Richard Vezina of South Portland, Jason Chadbourne and his wife Savannah of South Portland, Ryan and Justin Andrews of Auburn, Ronald and his wife Erica Vezina of Naples, Brittany Vezina of Windham, and Jamie Vezina of Florida; six great- grandchildren, Tyler and Bruce Lucier of Alabama, Mason Vezina of South Portland, Georgia Chadbourne of South Portland, Rylee and Emily Vezina of Naples, Brittany Vezina of Windham; a brother Dale Andrews of Gorham, a sister Judith and her husband David Dolan of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews.Visiting hours celebrating Roger's life will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A service will follow at 12 p.m. at the Chapel. Burial will be in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Congress Street, Portland. To view Roger's memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.comThose who wish may make contributions in Roger's memory to:Westbrook AnimalRefuge LeaguePO Box 336Westbrook, ME 04098

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 9, 2018
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