East Fairfield - Michael Francis Andrews, age 60, beloved husband, father, grandpa passed away Wednesday April 14, 2021 at UVM Medical Center after a hard fought battle with COVID, while surrounded by his loving family.
Mike, also known as “Mickey” to many of his closest friends and family, was born June 29, 1960 in St. Albans, VT to the late Francis “Andy” and Diane (Mitchell) Andrews. He was a resident of East Fairfield for most of his life and was an attendant of St. Anthony/St. Patrick’s parishes. Mike began working for Leader Evaporator before retiring from Perrigo Nutritional after 34 years of service.
Mike had the ability to lighten any situation, make people laugh, and could talk to anybody. He was also outspoken and straight forward and didn’t sugar coat his opinions. He was a big man with an even bigger heart. He was a true family man who loved being with his family whether
for a barbecue, bonfire or helping with any projects that needed to be done. If anyone needed help with anything you never had to ask Mike twice to lend a hand. You could count on him to bring any tools needed and if he didn’t have it he’d go out and buy it to get the job done. In his younger years Mike enjoyed playing softball and basketball. He later enjoyed golfing, trips to Maine and Florida. We can’t forget how much he loved camping. To say the Andrews family camping trips always went smooth would be a laugh. Storms, floods and the time he let the kids bring the cat! Who thought that was a good idea? He definitely wasn’t one to sit around, even on a vacation. He loved any and all sports. He especially enjoyed watching his Boston Red Sox, Patriots, and the happiest while attending Boston Bruins games with Renée and Anthony. He had a special place in his heart for his grandson Anthony and all their endeavors together.
He is survived by his loving wife Renée (Garceau), his daughters Samantha, Whitney/Tyler Gervais and son Jordan/Amanda. He adored all of his grandchildren Anthony, Brayden, Landon, Bailey, Lily, Jordan, Rylee, Gabe and Roslyn. He also leaves behind his in-laws. Rene/Betty Garceau. His brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Russell/Suzette Garceau, Steven/Kara Garceau, Shane/Jen Garceau and Derrick/Keeli Garceau. Special nieces, Ashley, Lauren-Kate, Jade, Jyllian, Myah, Vivien, Victoria, Vera and nephew Garrett. Special and longtime friend Andre Viens with whom many fun and memorable times were shared. Aunts and Uncle, Howard/Joyce Mitchell, Wayne/Carolyn Mitchell, and his rock and special aunt, Marilyn Farr. Special niece Heather who he was proud of all her accomplishments. Many cousins, including his close cousin Richard/Gail Mitchell. Sister Kim and brother Peter and niece Cayla Andrews.
He was predeceased by his father Francis, mother Diane and sister Virginia Andrews.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. Internment will take place privately in the Andrews family lot at the Sanderson Corner Cemetery in Fairfax.