Lester Orrin Andre

March 22, 1920December 10, 2012

LESTER O. ANDRE, of Quincy, formerly of Oil City, PA. passed away on December 10, 2012 at the age of 92. He was born in Bruin, PA and spent most of his life in the Oil City, PA area where he worked for the Pennzoil Company until his retirement in 1985. Mr. Andre and his wife, Lois moved to the Quincy area shortly after retirement to be near their daughter, Sue, and grandchildren and to work for Eastern Nazarene College.

Mr. Andre served in World War II with the 421st “Nightfighter” Squadron in the Pacific. He was awarded six Bronze stars and other medals for various campaigns throughout the South Pacific.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Lois V. (Kugler) Andre. Loving father of Sue A. (Andre) Hersey and her husband Clifford B. Hersey of Quincy. Devoted grandfather of Janelle (Hersey) Amadon and husband Peter of Salem and Joshua B. Hersey of Wenham,great-grandfather of Myles Amadon (23 mo.), and Madelyn Amadon, who was born the same hour of Lester’s death. Mr. Andre was a faithful and loving man for whom family and service to country meant a great deal. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral from the Deware Funeral Home 576 Hancock St. QUINCY, on Saturday December 15th at 12:00 noon. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours prior to the Service from 10-12 pm Internment will be at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Bourne, MA. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations in Mr. Andre’s name be sent to Eastern Nazarene College Class of 1976 Fund, 23 East Elm Ave Quincy, MA 02170. For online condolences or directions, please visit


  • Visitation Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 15, 2012

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December 22, 2012

Dear Lois,Sue and Family, So very sorry to hear of Lester's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of him. I know how hard it is to lose a parent, please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sherry Chelton Gregory Franklin, Pa.

Jan Chelton-Williams

December 20, 2012

Dear Lois & Sue & Family,

From the entire Chelton Family

Les has kept the appointment we all must keep.
As you go through this time of sadness, may you know in your heart how very much others care.

December 16, 2012

Dear Lois, Sue and Family--- I have had you, Lois, and Les on my mind for the past week. Then I get the newspaper and see Les' name. Needless to say, I shed quite a few tears. I remember visiting your home many times and loved to hear you and Les converse with Mom and Dad. I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy Smathers Hanna, Venus, PA

Edth Smathers

December 14, 2012

Dear Lois & Family

Please accept our deepest condolences. We met in the late eighties, my brother-in-law Bill Smathers and wife Doris came to visit my husband Russell here in Canton. We then drove to Eastern Nazarene College I do not know if Lester knew all the Smathers brothers but here is an update.

Bill passed away on 02/17/1990
Dick passed away on 04/06/2000
Don passed away on 06/22/2002
Russ passed away on 10/28/2011

Edith Smathers & sons

Bruce & Amy Barnard

December 12, 2012

Lois, Sue & Cliff -- we are so sorry for your loss...your husband/father/FIL was a great man, and will always hold a special place in the Barnard family story...may the God of peace bring you comfort and joy as you celebrate his wonderful life of dedication to God, family, and country...Grace & Peace -- Bruce & Amy (and Tom & Madelyn!!!)