Charlene Nancy Andrews

August 17, 1941November 21, 2020
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Charlene N. Andrews age 79 passed away peacefully at the Sawtelle Hospice Family House on November 21, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Swampscott, MA on August 17, 1941 and was a lifelong resident of Lynn, MA. Charlene was the daughter of the late Charles and Alma (Goguen) Vose. Following graduation from Lynn English High School in 1959, she worked as an operator at the telephone company, and as a waitress at several area restaurants while raising her children. Later, she worked at Analog Devices in Wilmington, MA and as an administrative assistant to the Dean of Enrollment at Suffolk University until her retirement in 2013 where she enjoyed interacting with the diverse students.

Charlene valued time with family and friends. She was an avid reader (especially of Amish & history), enjoyed summers at the beach, and traveling.

Charlene will be remembered as a supportive, loving, caring mother and grandmother who created a warm and welcoming home for her children, grandchildren, friends and family. She celebrated every milestone in our lives with a homemade meal, a beautifully decorated cake and gifts.

Charlene is survived by her children, Michael Andrews & wife Carolyn of Lynn, Linda Andrews of Stoneham, Lisa Andrews of Amesbury, and Shawn Andrews & wife Heather of Prosper, TX and her six grandchildren, whom she cherished, Daniel, Kyle, Liam, Keelan, Joseph and Keira Andrews. She also leaves her sisters Yvonne Naimo and Janis Vose, her best friend Judy Delisle and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Alma Love, Irene Maher and her brother Charles (Charlot) Vose.

The family would like to especially thank Dr. William Boyd, VNA Hospice and Pallative Care, and the nurses at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, MA.

In adherence to the guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the CDC, we ask every one to where a mask. Friends and family are welcome to attend visitation at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, on Wednesday, November 25th from 9 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church , Lynn, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in memory of Charlene to any Pancreatic Cancer foundation of your choice or any foundation that supports United States Veterans.

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Judy Reynolds

November 29, 2020

What a great loss for so many of us who worked with and loved Charlene. She had a twinkle in her eye and a mischievous grin that I still miss. She was a warm and compassionate woman with a wonderfully practical view of the world. My condolences to the family.

Lou Greenwald

November 24, 2020

Charlene was such a nice and caring person. She was very special. Rest in Peace

Bob DiGuardia

November 23, 2020

Charlene was a wonderful colleague at Suffolk University. We laughed a lot and shared grandchildren stories. She was a class act and was so easy to talk to. The world is a lesser place for for loss.

Susan Leyva

November 23, 2020

My nickname for Charlene was “Charlie’s Angel” because she truly looked out for her colleagues and supported us all. Her heart was huge and full of kindness. Charlene treated my two sons like grandchildren. She never forgot their birthday and at Christmas she would send home a card for each and some chocolates. Charlene has a very special place in the hearts of the Leyva Family. May she rest in eternal peace. May her family be at peace with the knowledge that Charlene was loved by many. Sending strength, light and love.

Walter Caffey

November 23, 2020

Charlene was a true treasure. During my years at Suffolk, she was seemingly unflappable. A steady presence you could rely on no matter what was going on around her. I will miss her beautiful smile, gentle nature, and warm heart. My sincerest condolences to her family.

Jean Howard

November 23, 2020

I will always remember the good times we had for over twenty years as neighbors on Clovelly St. I will miss you sitting next to me at the 4pm Mass at St. Pius on Saturdays. Peace to you my friend. You’ll be missed. Give Dave a hug for me if you can.
Jean Howard

Mary Beth Vraibel

November 23, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Andrews family. I was so blessed to have worked closely with Charlene at Suffolk for many years. I will miss you Charlene. I still hang our stockings every Christmas in the office. I am forever grateful for your guidance and friendship. Rest in peace.

Lorraine Depeiza

November 23, 2020

Charlene was a great lady we worked together at Suffolk University. She will be missed Rest In Peace my friend. My condolences to her family

Marguerite Dennis

November 23, 2020

Inexplicably Charlene was in my thoughts the day she passed away. I shall miss her terribly. Charlene was a loyal and dedicated employee of Suffolk University. She always had my back and helped me through many difficult times.
She was my North Star.

Michael Duggan

November 22, 2020

I am so sorry to learn about Charlene's passing. I worked with her for many years at Suffolk and knew how wonderful a person she was.

My best wishes to her family in this difficult time.

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