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Stephen A. Andrew

WINTERPORT - Stephen A. Andrew, 59, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Maine Medical Center, Portland following a sudden illness. Steve was born in Brooklyn, NY January 13, 1954, the son of the late George and Ruth Andrew.

Steve was raised in Queens, NY where he attended Arch Bishop Malloy High School. He received his PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Steve was a licensed clinical professional counselor and was a mental health counselor for over 30 years as well as a proud small business owner. He was a very active and faithful communicant of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Gabriel's Church, Winterport where he had served on various committees over the years and was a Eucharistic minister. "The little church with a big heart" will miss his devotion, his welcoming presence, and his caring attitude. Steve was an active 4th Degree Knight with the Pine Cone Council #114 of the Knights of Columbus, was an active member of the Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Club where he served as past president, served on the local board of the American Red Cross, and served on the State of Maine Professional Counseling Licensure Board. In Steve's spare time he enjoyed baseball, especially his beloved New York Yankees. He was an avid ice hockey fan, as well as a devoted father and husband who possessed a strong sense of community and valued volunteerism.

Steve is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Lea Andrew, his adoring teenage twin daughters, Julia and Maria Andrew all of Winterport, his brother, Paul Andrew of Long Island, NY; his sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Roland, Jackie, Robert, Jim, Lora, Kevin, and Lynda, and nieces and nephews, Kristen, William, and Adam all of New York State.

Family and friends are invited to visit 4-7 P.M. Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Avenue, Hampden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 A.M. Monday, January 6, 2014 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Main Street, Winterport. Interment will be in the spring at Oak Hill Cemetery, Winterport. Memorial contributions in Steve's honor may be made to the Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross, C/O Todd Nadeau, 145 Exchange Street, Suite 1, Bangor, ME 04401, to the Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Club, P.O. Box 2471, Bangor, ME 04402, or to St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, 207 York Street, Bangor, ME 04401. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com.

Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 3, 2014
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