Eugene Andrew

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Eugene Paul Andrew

LANESBOROUGH Eugene Paul Andrew, 92, passed away at home Sunday morning July 29, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was married to Marguerite "Peg" (St. Pierre) Andrew for 70 years. He was born in North Adams, married and lived there for several years before moving to Lanesborough.

He worked as a machinist at General Electric Ordinance in Pittsfield before serving in the Navy during World War II as a Torpedoman Aircraft Third Class. He rejoined GE until his retirement in 1982 as Manager of Shop Operations in Ordinance.

He was well-known as a hunter, fisherman, golfer, bowler and organic gardener. For 51 years he served on the Board of Directors of Berkshire Hills Country Club. He had also served as President and on many boards, and he and his wife were active members until his death. Eugene was a key member of the committee which is responsible for the new buildings and grounds. Eugene also served for 46 years on the Lanesborough Zoning Board of Appeals. He taught bow hunting for the National Deer Hunter's Educational Course for many years. As a hunter in 1992, he achieved the record for the largest deer ever taken with a bow in Massachusetts. In recent years, he assisted in coaching a local high school bowling team. At age 75, he bowled a perfect 300 game in match play.

Survivors include his wife, Peg, and two daughters, Judith and her husband, Fred Biegner, of North Kingston, R.I., and Gayle and her partner, Jess Kielman, and Gayle's ex-husband, Laurence Shea, all of Pittsfield. He also leaves two grandchildren in Pittsfield, Devin Andrew Shea and Rebecca Dickerson, and two in Rhode Island, CoriLynn Durfee and AnnMarie Mitchell. He leaves another grandchild, JoEllen Clapsaddle, of Pennsylvania. He also leaves seven great-grandchildren.

Gene, to his many friends, family and neighbors will be dearly missed.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Services for Eugene Paul Andrew will take place Friday, August 3, 2012 at 9 a.m. from the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Church with the Rev. Peter A. Gregory, Pastor, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday, August 2, from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made through the funeral home for the Gene and Peg Andrew Golf Scholarship Fund. Please visit www.flynnanddagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 31, 2012
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