March 25, 1944 – April 3, 2021
Deborah D. Andrews
It is with great sadness that the family of Deborah ("Debbie") Andrews announces her passing on April 3, 2021 at the age of 77 years old. Debbie was born in Toledo, Ohio to F. Guild and Barbara Devere (Perkins). She grew up in Scarsdale, New York and attended The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
After graduation, Debbie began dating Gordon, her brother Denny's best friend, whom she had known since childhood. The two married a year later. Shortly thereafter, Gordon and Debbie moved to Riverside, Connecticut where they raised their three daughters.
Debbie actively volunteered in the Greenwich community, most notably in the competitive swimming community in various capacities with the Greenwich Country Club Gators Swim Team, the Greenwich YWCA Dolphins Swim Team, including as the team's Treasurer and Chairperson for many years, and the Greenwich High School Swim team. She also volunteered with the Fairfield County Swim League, most notably in the position of Vice-Chairperson. In recognition of her volunteer service, Debbie was inducted into the Greenwich YWCA Dolphins Aquatic Hall of Fame in 2009. Debbie sat on the Board of the Greenwich YWCA, where she actively fundraised for the expansion of the swimming pool. She was a member of the Junior League of Greenwich, and fondly recalled being a member of the "Festival of Christmas Trees" committee.
Debbie enjoyed tennis and golf, which she played often as a longtime member of both Greenwich Country Club and Jonathan's Landing Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida. She enjoyed acting as Co-Chair of the nine holers at Greenwich Country Club for many years.
In her down time, Debbie enjoyed reading, needle pointing, gardening, cooking for her family, and doing home improvement projects. She loved interior design and made her own curtains and slip covers. For a time, Debbie had her own business named, "Designs by Andrews." Debbie and her late husband, Gordon, also had a passion for travel with Barcelona and Venice among their favorite cities.
Debbie will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Christine Andrews of St. Paul, Minnesota, Cynthia Andrews DiPreta (Richard) of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and Carey Sweetser of Jupiter, Florida; her brother, Dennis Devere (Gaylord) of Darien, Connecticut; and her four grandchildren. Debbie was predeceased by her husband, Gordon, and her parents, F. Guild and Barbara Devere.
A celebration of Debbie's life will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Greenwich Country Club, 30 Doubling Road, Greenwich. At 2 p.m., the celebration of life will include a brief service. A live stream of the brief service will be available to friends and family who cannot attend in person. Please contact Gallagher Funeral Home at (203) 869-1513 to obtain the live stream information or visit www.leopgallaghergreenwich.com
Celebration of Life of Deborah Andrews
April 6, 2021
My husband ( Dan ) and I offer you all our deepest sympathy. We enjoyed many wonderful times with your mother and father in Connecticut and Florida and will always think of them fondly.
So sorry for your loss.