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Hollis Elwin Andrews Jr. "Jack"

February 21, 1944January 7, 2021
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On the morning of January 7th our world lost a beautiful soul. A man so loved by all that life will never be the same for any of us.

Hollis”Jack” Elwin Andrews Jr. of Saint Johns Florida passed away after experiencing organ failure from complications of COVID-19. Jack was born in Greenfield,MA on February 21, 1944 to the late Annabelle Ewart Andrews and Hollis Elwin Andrews Sr. Jack’s dad was tragically killed in WWII in Italy in June of 1944 and sadly he was never able to meet Jack.

Jack was a 1962 graduate of arms Academy in Shelburne Falls. While attending high school his main interests were his future wife Carol , football and his two MG sports cars he had over the years. He played football all four years of attending Arms Academy with home games being played at the famous cricket Field in Shelburne Falls. After graduating from Arms he attended Maine Central Institute preparatory school in Pittsfield Maine for one year. He then entered the University of Maine in Orono in 1964.

Jack married his beloved Carol Dubuque on June 11 1966. Soon after they moved from Shelburne Falls to Old Town Maine where Jack attended his senior year of college. Upon graduation in 1967 they relocated to Clearwater Florida area where he fulfilled a dream of his to attend pilot flight school. After flight school he flew mail around Florida for a few years.

They then returned to Massachusetts residing in Greenfield for two years. On November 3, 1970 their twin boys Peter and Joel were born. Two days after his birth Joel passed away, a void that was forever felt.

Shortly following, Jack discovered a new passion which led them back to South Florida where he attended the police academy graduating in November 1972 and then becoming a proud member of the City Miami Police Department. After years of dedication to his job he was promoted to Sergeant on December 5,1991. He became police Lieutenant on September 24, 1997 and retired as a Captain in January 2003.

Jack would fulfill a yearly longing to travel back to his New England roots. He and Carol visited frequently during the summer months and enjoyed the Maine coast especially Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Other years right up until 2018 Jack would enjoy in October the foliage and attending the annual Ashfield fall festival and having an old home day with family and longtime friends. Gould‘s Sugar House corn fritters and maple syrup were always a must along with fried clams at the Four Leaf Clover and stuffed lobster at the Whately Inn where many family gatherings took place. Bunny’s apple pie was always insisted on as well. Jack’s favorite “Hotel” when visiting family up north was his cousin Jim’s motorhome located in his driveway.

Together Jack and Carol traveled to many destinations. Highlights were trips to Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, and an Alaskan cruise. They loved to recall and share these experiences with their family and friends.

After grandsons Nicholas and Connor were born there was many more memorable occasions that the family shared including a Caribbean cruise. They also had a yearly tradition during the Christmas holiday season of going to a performance of the nutcracker.

When the boys were old enough there were Pop Warner football games and Jack And Carol attended as many games as possible. In later years Jack was a frequent fan of Nicholas’s track and cross country meets and Connors basketball games and track meets. How he loved to take the boys to breakfast and enjoyed their company and conversation and all of the happiness and joking around it would bring.

After 37 years of living in South Florida they made the decision to relocate to Jacksonville Florida where son Peter and family lived. It wasn’t long before Jack settled in and made many friends in the north Florida community. To this day he was well respected and loved by so many. Jack enjoyed quiet moments on his walks in the Alpine park on the St.Johns River which was very close to his home. He always took visitors there, a quiet and beautiful place to remember Carol. Jack loved his Florida college and NFL teams. Jack had a passion for jazz, Yanni and his Orchestra, and loved Carrie Underwood.

He felt great pride for his Scottish heritage. In 1949 at the age of five he traveled across the ocean on the queen Mary with his family. He returned twice more in his lifetime to Scotland visiting cousins as well as visiting Ireland.

Family came first with Jack. He quietly had tremendous pride of all their accomplishments beginning with son Peter being a US Marine and his longtime career as a Special Agent with the US Secret Service.

Jack is survived by his son Peter and his wife Angela, grandsons Nicolas age 18 and Connor 16 all of Saint Johns. Carol the love of his life, pre-deceased him in November 2012. They had been married for 46 years and shared an astounding love and connection that so many looked upon with admiration.

Jack also leaves three first cousins with whom he shared a very special bond with. MaryAnn Kozlowski of Hopewell Junction New York, James Ewart (Susan) of Greenfield Mass and Margaret “Bunny” Doneilo also of Greenfield. Jack and Bunny grew up together in the same household and shared a close brother sister relationship through the years, sister in law and brother-in-law Cecil and Sharon Bellows of Royal Palm Beach Florida, sister-in-law Patricia Harris of Greenfield, MA. Uncle Jack as he referred to himself, held close to his heart Amanda Gaffigan and daughter Skyler Steele and Adam Gaffigan all of Shelburne Fall’s. Also left behind are numerous special friends that he created many special memories with throughout the years…Unbreakable bonds.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in memory of Hollis Andrews to the Summer Steele Memorial scholarship fund or the Wounded Warriors Project.

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Gary Lee

January 18, 2021

Jack was a kind and generous man who effortlessly made friends with everyone he met. We are grateful to be two of those many, many friends. He will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.
Our sincere condolences to Peter and family. He was so proud of all of you! May you take comfort in knowing that he is with his beloved Carol.
Gary and Judi Lee

Paul Zabriskie

January 9, 2021

My sincerest condolences to the family. Hollis and I were classmates in the police academy. We shared many a laugh and a few cold ones on Fridays after class. I will truly miss him. I last saw him at the PBA barbeque in 2019. Rest in peace old friend.

Fabian - Kim Torres

January 8, 2021

Jack will always be remembered for his smile, thoughtfulness, and kindness to the Torres family. He was like family and we appreciate the time we were able to share in his life. He was our Grandpa Jack. Rest in Peace.

Continued sympathy and prayers during this tough time for Pete and family. Our memories will live forever.
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Biography

On the morning of January 7th our world lost a beautiful soul. A man so loved by all that life will never be the same for any of us.

Hollis”Jack” Elwin Andrews Jr. of Saint Johns Florida passed away after experiencing organ failure from complications of COVID-19. Jack was born in Greenfield,MA on February 21, 1944 to the late Annabelle Ewart Andrews and Hollis Elwin Andrews Sr. Jack’s dad was tragically killed in WWII in Italy in June of 1944 and sadly he was never able to meet Jack.

Jack was a 1962 graduate of arms Academy in Shelburne Falls. While attending high school his main interests were his future wife Carol , football and his two MG sports cars he had over the years. He played football all four years of attending Arms Academy with home games being played at the famous cricket Field in Shelburne Falls. After graduating from Arms he attended Maine Central Institute preparatory school in Pittsfield Maine for one year. He then entered the University of Maine in Orono in 1964.

Jack married his beloved Carol Dubuque on June 11 1966. Soon after they moved from Shelburne Falls to Old Town Maine where Jack attended his senior year of college. Upon graduation in 1967 they relocated to Clearwater Florida area where he fulfilled a dream of his to attend pilot flight school. After flight school he flew mail around Florida for a few years.

They then returned to Massachusetts residing in Greenfield for two years. On November 3, 1970 their twin boys Peter and Joel were born.
Two days after his birth Joel passed away, a void that was forever felt.

Shortly following, Jack discovered a new passion which led them back to South Florida where he attended the police academy graduating in November 1972 and then becoming a proud member of the City Miami Police Department. After years of dedication to his job he was promoted to Sergeant on December 5,1991. He became police Lieutenant on September 24, 1997 and retired as a Captain in January 2003.

Jack would fulfill a yearly longing to travel back to his New England roots. He and Carol visited frequently during the summer months and enjoyed the Maine coast especially Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Other years right up until 2018 Jack would enjoy in October the foliage and attending the annual Ashfield fall festival and having an old home day with family and longtime friends. Gould‘s Sugar House corn fritters and maple syrup were always a must along with fried clams at the Four Leaf Clover and stuffed lobster at the Whately Inn where many family gatherings took place. Bunny’s apple pie was always insisted on as well. Jack’s favorite “Hotel” when visiting family up north was his cousin Jim’s motorhome located in his driveway.

Together Jack and Carol traveled to many destinations. Highlights were trips to Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, and an Alaskan cruise. They loved to recall and share these experiences with their family and friends.

After grandsons Nicholas and Connor were born there was many more memorable occasions that the family shared including a Caribbean cruise. They also had a yearly tradition during the Christmas holiday season of going to a performance of the nutcracker.

When the boys were old enough there were Pop Warner football games and Jack And Carol attended as many games as possible. In later years Jack was a frequent fan of Nicholas’s track and cross country meets and Connors basketball games and track meets. How he loved to take the boys to breakfast and enjoyed their company and conversation and all of the happiness and joking around it would bring.

After 37 years of living in South Florida they made the decision to relocate to Jacksonville Florida where son Peter and family lived. It wasn’t long before Jack settled in and made many friends in the north Florida community. To this day he was well respected and loved by so many. Jack enjoyed quiet moments on his walks in the Alpine park on the St.Johns River which was very close to his home. He always took visitors there, a quiet and beautiful place to remember Carol.
Jack loved his Florida college and NFL teams. Jack had a passion for jazz, Yanni and his Orchestra, and loved Carrie Underwood.

He felt great pride for his Scottish heritage. In 1949 at the age of five he traveled across the ocean on the queen Mary with his family. He returned twice more in his lifetime to Scotland visiting cousins as well as visiting Ireland.

Family came first with Jack. He quietly had tremendous pride of all their accomplishments beginning with son Peter being a US Marine and his longtime career as a Special Agent with the US Secret Service.

Jack is survived by his son Peter and his wife Angela, grandsons Nicolas age 18 and Connor 16 all of Saint Johns. Carol the love of his life, pre-deceased him in November 2012. They had been married for 46 years and shared an astounding love and connection that so many looked upon with admiration.

Jack also leaves three first cousins with whom he shared a very special bond with. MaryAnn Kozlowski of Hopewell Junction New York, James Ewart (Susan) of Greenfield Mass and Margaret “Bunny” Doneilo also of Greenfield. Jack and Bunny grew up together in the same household and shared a close brother sister relationship through the years, sister in law and brother-in-law Cecil and Sharon Bellows of Royal Palm Beach Florida, sister-in-law Patricia Harris of Greenfield, MA. Uncle Jack as he referred to himself, held close to his heart Amanda Gaffigan and daughter Skyler Steele and Adam Gaffigan
all of Shelburne Fall’s. Also left behind are numerous special friends that he created many special memories with throughout the years…Unbreakable bonds.


In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in memory of Hollis Andrews to the Summer Steele Memorial scholarship fund.

Mohawk Trail regional High School
26 Ashfield Rd
Shelburne Falls, Ma 01370