Andrew Charles MacLean

April 11, 2001December 4, 2018
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Andrew Charles MacLean, 17 of Sandwich, MA, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. For 17 years, Andrew courageously overcame obstacles from his life long, rare genetic disease. Born in Plymouth, MA he was the son of Charles L. and Erin M. (Lindberg) MacLean of Sandwich. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, William MacLean, grandparents, Peter and Joyce Lindberg and Laurie MacLean and Charles Murphy; great-grandmother Mary Rose (Ardagna) MacLean. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Andrew enjoyed playing video games and dreamed of becoming a professional video game player. He loved family time, superhero’s, movies, music, holidays, baseball, horse back riding and playing in the ocean. Andrew was a student at the Christopher Donovan Day School, Onset,MA. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home 154 Route 6A Sandwich, MA 02563. Interment at Sandwich Town Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Andrew’s memory may be made to the Cape Cod Challenger Club 418 Bumps Road Osterville, MA 02655. For directions and online condolences please visit


  • Charles L. MacLean, Father
  • Erin M. MacLean, Mother
  • William MacLean, Brother
  • Peter Lindberg, Grandfather
  • Joyce Lindberg, Grandmother
  • Laurie MacLean, Grandmother
  • Charles Murphy, Grandfather
  • Mary Rose MacLean, great-grandmother
  • He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.


  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Andrew Charles MacLean

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Gwen Abele

December 14, 2018

Dearest Erin and Charlie,

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

by Mary Elizabeth Frye

Love and strength, Gwen

kathy heufelder

December 12, 2018

Peter and family ..I am so sorry for your loss..the loss of a child is the hardest..prayers to all

Brenda (Tekin) Norris

December 11, 2018

I remember my friend Andrew and the days we spent at school together. At that time, he loved the swings! I remember him calling me Miss Brain and telling me he knew where snow comes from-North Pole. Mostly I think of him when I say Great! It is my go-to answer and I use it for everything. I hear Andrew's voice every time. He was a fine person and touched many lives in a million ways.

Jessica Baecker

December 11, 2018

As one of Andrew’s nurses I loved and cared for him very much. He never skipped a beat, he would always correct anyone including his nurses when something wasn’t done or said the way he wanted it. He was strong , physically (wrestling with Dad) and mentally too. I will always remember the phrases he would use like, “I’m fine” or “not me”when it was time for medicine or even bedtime. He was an exceptional person and he taught me many things even how to play blokus. I am so thankful and will always treasure the time I got to spend with Andrew and his loving family.

Ellen Rudolph

December 8, 2018

The day I met this incredible kid I would have never expected to grow the relationship we had from just nurse/patient to friend, caregiver and family ❤️. I have to thank his parents for trusting me to take care of their son and for treating me like family ! I was definitely the lucky one in this relationship 😍. I had no idea how much my life was about to change when Erin gave me a chance to prove myself as the best nurse for her son!! I am truly blessed 🙏

Helen Johnson

December 8, 2018

I was one of Andrews sandwich shook van drivers
He was a very special boy and I will miss him.
I’m so sorry for your loss.