Bernard (Bernie) A. Andrews

Bernard (Bernie) A. Andrews

Bernard (Bernie) A. Andrews, 70, of West Addison, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 9, 2022, at his home, surrounded by family. 

A devoted and beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, Bernie is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Andrews, and his son, Donovan, as well as sisters Doreen (Tom Barrows), Janet Andrews, brothers Gary (Shirley) Andrews, David (Kali) Andrews, and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Bernie graduated from Vergennes Union High School in 1969, and Champlain College in 1971. His careers included Agway, Empire Agrisystems, and later retired from Foster Motors. During retirement he enjoyed working part-time at the Middlebury College’s Ralph Myhre Golf Course.

He was predeceased by a son, Brian, his parents, Richard and Vonda Andrews, and a Brother, Richard G. Andrews, Jr. 

Bernie loved his family and cherished his friendships, and devoted his life to caring for them and brightening the world with his smile, charm, and laughter. He was an avid fisherman, golfer, tinkerer, and always had a good joke on hand.

In keeping with his wishes there will not be a funeral or wake services. Instead, a Celebration of  Life will held in the summer of 2023 to honor his memory. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name can be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or charity of your choosing. To send online condolences to his family please visit

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Robin Javinsky
1 year ago

I will cherish all the moments big and small. No one could have had a better Uncle. You are forever loved. Cheers to your life well lived.

Robert & Lisa Viau
1 year ago

We are so sorry to hear of Bernie’s passing. Robert has fond memories of working with Bernie at Foster Motors. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

Kind regards,
Robert & Lisa Viau

Pauline Singley
1 year ago

Dear Liz and Donovan and family, My most heartfelt sympathies on the passing of your beloved husband and father. May you forever cherish your wonderful memories of Bernie and May you, with the love and support of family and friends, find comfort and peace in the coming years.

Gary Stevens
1 year ago

Liz, I just saw the news about Bernie. I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies. I am so happy you have Donny for comfort. Please let me know the date of the celebration of life.

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes