Andrew McMath McKean

February 25, 1960December 27, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Andrew (Andy) McMath McKean announces his passing on December 27, 2018 in Old Saybrook, CT, succumbing to cancer. Andy was born to the late Jean McMath McKean and Robert Jackson McKean, Jr. on February 25, 1960 and grew up in Rye, NY.

Andy was witty and generous. His sports were skiing and golf. After graduating from Rye High School in 1978, Andy received a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston in 1983.

Andrew worked in various capacities at hotels in the Boston and Newport, RI area and then Fort Lauderdale, where he met his beloved wife, Maria Arrazola (McKean). Sadly, Maria predeceased him on December 30, 1995. Andy also managed hotels in D.C., New York and Connecticut. In recent years Andy could be found enjoying parks or beaches with his rescue dog, Katya.

He is survived by his twin sister, Lauren McKean (Larry French) of Wellfleet MA: his brother, Douglas McRoberts McKean (Pam Adams McKean) of Lawrence, KS and Doug’s daughter, Stephanie Ann McKean of New York, NY; and his sister, Katherine McKean (Michael Rochefort), and daughters Julie Cecile Rochefort and Emily Jean Rochefort of Holyoke, MA. He was also dearly loved by his mother-in-law, Lidia Arrazola, and sisters-in-law, Dania Stewart and Elena Arrazola, of Florida.

Andy’s memorial service will be held at the Rye Presbyterian Church in Rye, NY, where he will be interred in the columbarium. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the ASPCA.


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Cheryl Croce

January 7, 2019

Dear Lauren and family,

I am so sorry for your loss and deeply saddened to hear of Andy’s passing. Andy will be fondly missed and remembered for his kindness, humor, and friendship. He was a sweetheart to me in HS and have so many fond memories of us hanging at your house. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time of healing and Andy's journey is peaceful.
Sending big hugs, prayers, and love.