Woonsocket - Frank “Bear” Andrews, 81, of Cumberland Hill Rd., died peacefully, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Oakland Grove Health Center with his loving family by his side.
He was the husband of Helen F. (Simmons) Andrews of Woonsocket.
Born in Chappells, SC son of the late Charlie Barr Andrews and Lu-Gean (Williams) Andrews.
Frank worked as a Machinist for various companies in the area and recently for Clark-Cutler-McDermott in Franklin, MA for several years.
He was lifetime member of the Trya Club and one of the original founders. He was the life of the party, enjoyed telling jokes and was a father figure to many of his nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife Helen, he is survived by his 3 daughters, Francine Andrews Adisa of Woonsocket, Frankie Quarles of Greenwood, SC and Ketyassha Andrews of Woonsocket. 7 grandchildren, Devyne Andrews, Michael Quarles Jr. Ahmad “Shane” Morris, Drena Morgan, Tratricia Mc Elroy, Tyrone Rogers, Stacy Booker, and Anita Morris. 18 great grandchildren.
He was also the uncle of the Andrews, Barr, and Hill families which consists of 140 great great nieces and nephews and 100 great great great nieces and nephews.
He was also the step father to the late Wallace Simmons and brother to the late Charlie Barr Jr., George Willie, Melvin Barr, James Andrews, Rufus Andrews, Lois Andrews, and Louise Andrews Hill.
A Funeral Home Service will be held on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 5:30PM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd, Woonsocket, RI 02895.
Relatives and friends are invited; Calling hours are from 4-6 PM. Burial will be private.