ROBERT G. "BOB" MCANDREW

McAndrew, Robert G. "Bob" Robert "Bob" G. McAndrew, Sr., 71, of Mashpee, MA (formerly of Kingsport, TN) passed away peacefully on August 12th surrounded by his family after a six year battle with colon cancer. Bob was predeceased by his parents, William and Ruth (Sessler) McAndrew, his wife, Carolynne (Brunke) McAndrew, and his son, Robert Austin McAndrew. Bob will be lovingly and forever remembered by his children, Katherine McLaughlin and her husband Scott of Melrose, Kristine Carpenter and her husband Ronald of Mashpee, Kimberly Bitto and her husband Michael of Boxford, Karol Grato and her husband Anthony of Falmouth, Robert George McAndrew, Jr. and Gary Petrie both of Kingsport, TN, James McAndrew of Haverhill, his siblings William McAndrew and his wife Jan of Owosso, MI, Patricia Thrasher and her husband Thomas of Hilton Head, SC, Richard McAndrew and his wife Evelyn of Salem, NH. Bob is also lovingly survived by 11 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and his former wife and dear friend Linda (Baardse) McAndrew. Services will be private. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at a later date. Donations in his name may be made to the truckersfund.org or the .

Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 14, 2014