Alfred I. Andry Jr. passed peacefully into Heaven on Sunday, October 13, 2013. He was born March 4, 1932 in New Orleans to Alfred I., Sr and Emily Groue Andry and has been a resident of Abita Springs, LA for the past 28 years. The beloved husband of the late Olea Elaine Andry for 34 years, he is survived by two daughters, Sandra Andry and Barbara Andry Smith, her husband Chuck; one daughter-in-law, Connie D. Andry; his son, Michael J. Andry preceded him in death. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Shane Smith (Rebecca), Shawn Smith, Christin Andry Paddock (Jeff) and Dr. Brittany L. Andry; three great-grandchildren Ainsley Clare Smith, Brennan Michael and Liam Carter Paddock; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Mr. Andry was also preceded in death by his parents; his brother Wayne Andry; one sister Jane Andry Eitmann and one grandson, Anthony S. Decareaux. After his retirement from the American Can Company in New Orleans, Mr. Al, along with his wife, founded ""Special Children Are Privileged"" in 1981. They were very passionate with their efforts through S.C.A.P. and over the years, helping many disabled children and the elderly of Jefferson and St. Tammany Parishes. He was also the recipient of the Points of Light Award in 2001, Angel Award in 2000, West End Lions Man of the Year in 1997, and the Connie Hulsey Hospice Award in 1994. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at 11:30 AM on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington, LA 70433. Visiting hours at the Funeral Home will begin Thursday at 9:30 AM. Interment will be private and take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Hospice of St. Tammany, 1202 S. Tyler St. Covington, LA 70433. To sign the Guestbook Online and offer condolences to the family, visit www.ejfieldingfh.com.
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E. J. Fielding Funeral Home - Covington
2260 West 21st Avenue
Covington, LA 70433
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22, 2013