Bernard Joseph McAndrews

June 10, 1950December 22, 2012

Bernard Joseph McAndrews, 62, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012, at a local medical center in Abilene, Tex. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Joey Faylona officiating under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene, Tex. Rosary will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Bernard was born June 10, 1950, to Bartholomew and Frances J. Murphy McAndrews in North Adams, Mass. He graduated from North Adams State College and went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force for four years. After the service, he was employed as a Department of Defense contract specialist at Dyess Air Force Base for 33 years. Bernard officiated high school football, volleyball, and basketball and coached youth league baseball, softball, and basketball. He was a Girl Scout leader and was very active at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and with Cursillo. Bernard was also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and he coordinated the St. Patrick's Day parade in Abilene for 10 years. He loved to travel across the country with his family, visiting national parks, museums, and battlefields. Bernard was an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan. Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister, Maureen McAndrews; and his son, Patrick McAndrews. Survivors include his wife, Susan McAndrews of Abilene; son Emory McAndrews and wife Jennifer of San Angelo, Tex.; three daughters, Cora Moellendick and husband Mitch of South Korea, Sarah Ruggiero and husband Paul of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Martha McAndrews of Lewisville, Tex.; and grandchildren Murphy Moellendick, Gregory Moellendick, Caelan McAndrews, and Arno Ruggiero. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals On Wheels, P.O. Box 903, Abilene, Tex., 79604.


  • Rosary Service Friday, December 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2012

Bernard Joseph McAndrews

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Princecia Kuminga

January 2, 2013

I pray that the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and he helps you heal with the passage of time.

January 2, 2013

Dear Susan and family,
We are very sad to learn of Bernie's passing, and will keep you in our prayers. Bernie was a great one for keeping the family connections strong, and he will always be remembered for his fun company at various family events. Today I am thinking of him fondly, wearing a bright AOH sash from a parade many years ago. He will be missed. Please keep in touch, with love
Cousin Rita McAndrews Giblin & Dan Giblin

Cheryl Ruggiero

January 1, 2013

I wish I had known Bernie longer--what a wonderful man to have become my son's father-in-law! To all of you who are his children, his friends, his family, and especially Susan, his wife, you are so blessed in him and his memory! My love and prayers to you all.

Ginger Rowley Lamb

December 31, 2012

To the family of Bernie McAndrews my deepest sympathy. Bernie was a cousin of mine. Many of us grew up in Adams and North Adams. During this Christmas season I have fond memories of many of our cousins coming together to visit our grandparents in Adams. I am very sorry to hear of Bernie's death.

Maria Edna Pabruada

December 29, 2012

Grief can be so hard during the holidays but our special memories help us cope. I have lost a good buddy at the chapel.
May God bless you all always.

Tiffany Cartwright

December 29, 2012

keeping the McAndrews family in my thoughts and prayers...those we love don't go away, they live beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near. Still.loved, still missed, still always dear

Dennis McDermott

December 29, 2012

Bernie, may the long time sunshine on you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you guide your way home. Dennis

Troylene & John Stewart

December 29, 2012

Bernie was such a vibrant man. He will be sorely missed by all of us. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Paula Wilson

December 28, 2012


I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family as you go though this difficult time.

I don't know what all you believe, but I believe that though his physical being is gone, his spirit is still with you. You will always be watched over from above.

HUGS to you my friend!

December 28, 2012

Martha and Emory,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. I cannot imagine the terrible depth of your grief. May God's peace that surpasses all understanding give you comfort, until He reunites you in our eternal home.
Laura Foreman Washington