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CLEMENT, Andrew J. Petty Officer, Second Class Andrew J. Clement, 38, of Topsfield, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, June 21, 2016 while deployed to Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Born in Beverly, he was the son of Diane Clement of Florida. He was raised in Peabody, graduated from Peabody High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of San Diego. Andrew enlisted in the United States Navy in 1997, seeing action during Desert Storm and was honorably discharged in 2010. He re-enlisted and had served the past six years with the Naval Reserves. Andrew was never without a hardcover book in hand frequenting every local library reading for hours on end, nor lacked versing a quote from one of his favorite movies such as the Godfather, as well as a deep passion for politics, involving himself in campaigns, visiting every capital house in the U.S., or giving historical details about each and every president. He was committed to his country's soul and protecting her fiercely. Watching Jeopardy with him only made you realize either you were really dumb or he was incredibly smart, truly the latter. In addition to his mother, he is survived by Doris "Auntie Doris" Tweedy of Topsfield, aunt, Lois Tweedy of Vermont, uncle, Edward Tweedy of Florida, grandmother, Alice Tweedy of Florida and his extended family, The Cormier's. His funeral service will be held graveside, at the Central Cemetery, Butman Street, Beverly, Friday, July 1, 2016 at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, BEVERLY, Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions may be made in his memory to your local town library. Information, directions, condolences at Campbell Funeral Home Beverly, MA

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Published in Boston Globe from Jun. 28 to Jun. 29, 2016.
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May 26, 2019
I've known Andrew for 8 years, very sweet guy and very sensitive. I will always treasure those great memories we've had. I love you Andrew and you will always be in my heart. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. Thank you for your friendship and love. Until we meet again. Marky❤
September 3, 2016
Andrew was one of the nicest guy you'll ever meet. Things didn't come easy for him sometimes but no matter what, he will always have a smile on his face. He LOVED reading. As a matter of fact, I think he still has a couple of my books. And I'm proud to say that I was the one who got him into classic films. I had to. Otherwise we would watch CSPAN all day. He would text me out of the blue to tell me what classic film he just watched. I enjoyed those chats. On my birthday i would always get a card from him. He said he'll never forget my birthday because its the same as John F. Kennedy. lol He was a good person. A good soul. Rest in Pease Andrew. I will never forget you.
Francis Arreola
July 30, 2016
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization (formed 2009) with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church of Mechanicsburg, PA would like to extend our sincere sympathy and to honor your loved one's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days and years ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Lynne Neibert
July 5, 2016
I only knew Andrew for short time but enjoyed his intellectual conversations. As others mentioned, he always had a hardback book at his ready. I am terribly sorry to hear of his passing and hope the sadness his family must feel passes quickly.
July 2, 2016
So sorry to hear this. Andrew was a man who loved his country, he was very knowledgeable on U.S. history and politics. I remember him with a book in hand constantly. He was also a hard worker, I worked with him for nine months. Rest easy Andrew, thank you for the Times we had at work.
July 2, 2016
Rest In Peace in the House of the Supreme Commander

HM1 Fred "Doc" Ramsay
Fred " Doc " Ramsay
July 1, 2016
Andrew was a member of my unit with NOSC Quincy. He always had a hardcover book with him. He didn't show it, but he had a sense of humor and it showed from time to time. You will be missed.

Fair winds and Following Seas. Semper Fortis!

AMAN Patrick Hickey
June 30, 2016
We are all so sad to hear about your passing, we will all miss you Andrew!! Love the Veterans and staff at the Bedford VA unit 2B
June 30, 2016
I am so sorry to have heard of the loss of Andrew. He was a loyal friend and coworker. He was proud of his Navy service and was always ready to help anyone. He was a comfort to my dad while he was in hospice and I will always be grateful to have know Andrew and worked with him. I salute you my friend and may God bless you.
June 29, 2016
Andrew was one of my reservist will I was stationed at NOSC Quincy. He was always a great sailor with a smile on his face. It is my honor to have served with him. PS1 Lisa Madrid
Lisa Madrid
June 29, 2016
Ryan Wirl
June 29, 2016
Countless childhood memories with Andy. At 39 years old myself with a 7 year old of my own, if my son can find a friend that is half as good to him as Andy was to me growing up, than I know he'll be in good company. Rest well, friend. Send help.
Scott St. Pierre
June 28, 2016
He will be greatly missed! He was loved by our family and he loved his nephew Travis!
Amy D'Antonio
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