Jean L. Andrews, 91

Jean Andrews

YARMOUTH — Jean Lyndes Andrews, 91, died Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Yarmouth.

Jean was born on March 21, 1927, in Ludlow, Mass., and grew up in nearby Indian Orchard.

She was the daughter of Stanley H. and Evelyn (Martin) Lyndes.

Jean graduated from Green Mountain College and attended the University of New Hampshire.

In 1947, Jean married Edward C. Andrews Jr. Jean and Ed lived in Maryland while Ed finished medical school and they quickly had five children.

In 1958, they moved “home” to Vermont, where Jean raised their family and supported Ed in his career at the University of Vermont, where he eventually became dean of the College of Medicine and later president of the university.

In 1975, they moved to Maine, where Ed was president of the Maine Medical Center in Portland until his retirement in 1988.

Jean always focused on putting others at ease and making them feel welcome and comfortable. She was intensely interested in people and had a warm and unobtrusive way of learning everyone’s life story. She was a great cook, whose fish chowder and Thanksgiving dinners were particularly renowned. She loved children and dogs and always greeted every baby and toddler she met at the grocery store. She played the piano, especially at birthdays and holidays, and in recent years played the oldies for the residents in her assisted living facility.

She was an avid reader who loved biography and history, and was deeply interested in the visual arts, especially painters of Maine and Vermont. She had a great sense of humor and kept those around her laughing until the end.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her brother, Milton “Skeeter” Lyndes.

She is survived by her children, Leslie Freeman of Richmond, Dawn Andrews of Cabot, Vt., Dale Wadhams of Burlington, Vt., Ted Andrews of Casco and Scott Andrews of Charlotte, Vt.; along with her 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and eight nieces and nephews and their families.

No services will be held.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME 04357. Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Good Shepherd Food Bank, P.O. Box 1807, Auburn, ME 04211, or Vermont Historical Society, 60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641.

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