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Rosemary A. Andrews, 82

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Rosemary Ann (Garvie) Williams Andrews, 82, of Clarksburg, Mass., died on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at North Adams Commons. 

Rosemary was born in North Adams, MA on January 13, 1935, a daughter of the late James and Yvonne (Martelle) Garvie. She graduated from Drury High School in 1952, and later went on to attend Springfield College, where she received an Early Childhood Education teaching certificate in 1981. She was employed at Sprague Electric Blue Print and Filter Divisions until 1971, and then worked as a Head Start Teacher from 1971-2000. She was very passionate about her work and loved all of her students.

She went on to work as a waitress at The Beach from 1980-1983, and later, Mountain View from 1983-1992. She was last employed at Williams College Dining Services, where she worked from 2000-2004.

She really enjoyed being a part of the bowling league at Valley Park Lanes, and also loved crafts, tag sales, Fishpond during the summer, and spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in North Adams, Mass.

She was the widow of John Andrews Jr., whom she married in 1974; he died in 1988.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Williams of New Hampshire; a son, Kurt Williams and his wife, Marsha, of North Adams; four grandchildren, Collin and Kaitlyn Bleezarde of New Hampshire and Kirby and Connor Williams of North Adams; sister-in-law Connie Garvie; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by two brothers, Wayne and Arthur Garvie; and two sisters, Joan Mason, and Susan Murphy.

Funeral notice: A funeral service to celebrate the life of Rosemary Williams Andrews will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 10 am. at the First Baptist Church in North Adams, Mass. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery, North Adams, Mass.

Calling hours will take place on Friday, July 21, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapel, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Donations in her memory can be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.


Obituary Provided By: Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals

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I am so sorry to hear about Rosemary. She was always a special woman and such a beautiful soul. She was always kind and so good to me. I have thought of her often over the years and have wished the best for your family. I know that it has been very difficult for all of you. Please know that you are all in my and my family's thoughts as you go through this very sad and difficult time.
from: Debra provenzanoon: 07-17-2017

Kathy and Kurt, so sorry to hear of your moms' passing. She was a wonderful lady. Driving us in the Rambler to Fish Pond or up the Trail to swim was a memory I won't forget.
from: Mark Provoston: 07-17-2017

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