Andrew James Britten
July 12, 1960 – March 6, 2018
Andrew James Britten, 57, of Lake Mary passed away on March 6, 2018. Andrew was born on July 12, 1960 in Boston, the son of Brian and Jean Britten. He was a physician’s assistant. Andrew married Raynette Vergara on September 20, 2003, sharing more than 14 years of marriage until his passing. He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church. Andrew enjoyed traveling. Andrew leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Raynette, sons Jack Britten and his wife Raygina of Virginia, and James Britten, grandchildren Sean, Ralph, and Nikay Britten, a brother Hugh Britten of South Dakota, sisters Jennifer Britten of Pennsylvania and Gretchen Metzger of New York. Visitation will be held at Baldwin Fairchild Oaklawn Chapel of Sanford on Saturday March 10, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, with a memorial service beginning at 3:00pm. Military honors will be rendered by the US Army honor guard. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Andrew’s honor to the Wounded Warriors Project at the link here: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=9684&campaignSource=ONLINE&source=BS18001&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5t-ly8jd2QIVkkwNCh0kawJ6EAAYASAAEgLMqvD_BwE.
- Visitation Saturday, March 10, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 10, 2018
Andrew James Britten
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March 12, 2018
My heartfelt condolences go to Drew’s family, friends and coworkers. I looked forward to my monthly visits with Drew and I can see by the other comments, he made a beautiful impact on each and every one of his patients. He will be missed so much. He was professional but also interested in hearing about our lives and was excited to follow the adoption of my daughter. She lit up when she saw him. My appt was only a couple of days after he passed and I was excited to let him know this month that her adoption was finalized, only to find out he had passed. It was a shock. To everyone who loved him, I am truly sorry for your loss.
Daniel & Susan Britten
March 10, 2018
We remember having fun with young Andy. We: rode bikes; picnicked on the Escarpment; and played touch football in the backyard with Hugh, John, and my brother Bryan.
As time went by Andy became Drew and took on the responsibilities of adulthood. He served our country in the Army, married, and had children. After many years of not seeing him, our last conversation was at his Mom’s funeral and we found him to be well grounded, happy, and established. As a Physician’s Assistant, Drew looked after many people. Now, we are sure that God is looking after him.
Uncle Dan and Aunt Sue
March 9, 2018
How do I even begin to express my feelings about the warm, wonderful man who, for over 10 years, was not only my doctor, but my friend and the one I likened to a brother. Every month, no matter how busy he was, he took time to greet me so warmly with a huge hug and would ask me how on earth I could keep getting more beautiful. "Must be something about English girls!" He would always ask not only about me, but my family and their lives. He would ask me to give my husband a message from him and it was often something to make me laugh. He was there for me through the hardest and most painful times of my life. He sat with me, took time, never judged. truly listened, shared his thoughts, advice and expertise and cared about me. He had time for everyone - no matter how busy he may have been. He made me smile through my pain. I'm heartbroken. I just cannot imagine not seeing him again. My deepest, deepest sympathies go out to your family Drew and to all those who love you, respect you and feel the pain of no longer seeing you make us smile, comforting and helping us. I miss you.
March 8, 2018
No words can be said about Drew that can fully express how great of a man he was. He was my doctor, friend and the person I looked forward to see each month for the last 7 years.
No matter how he was feeling, his first words to me were. Great to see you Carl, how are you doing? Never concerned about himself, only of others. He helped me though some of the most painful times in my 52 years of life. The 7 years that I was able to call him MY friend was way to short. Anyone, and I do mean anyone that was able to have spent anytime with Drew will tell you the same thing. Drew was a great and caring man who cared more of others then of himself. He was a joy to be around and no matter how much pain you were in. He would make you smile and show you that better days are ahead. I feel like I’ve lost a brother and friend. My heart goes out to your family Drew. I love you and will miss you . God has taken a great man from us. It’s not for us to ask why, but to try and live up to Drew’s great and warm heart that he had shared with us all
God bless you Andrew
And to Drew’s families I would like to thank you for sharing him with us. We all feel your sorrow and loss.
March 8, 2018
I have been Drew's patient for many years, he was the only doctor I actually looked forward to seeing. Every appointment started with a genuine "how are things with you" I felt safe talking to him about anything, he never judged just gave his time and knowledge. Then at the end of the appointment he always gave me a hug and a smile. I will sorely miss him.
March 8, 2018
I have been a patient of Drew’s for many years. I have never had a physician who was more caring and understanding than he was. He never judged. He never criticized. He always listened. My appointments always began with a hug, and questions about what was going on non-medically. He was the kind of person who really cared to get to know his patients. And he always ended my appointment by telling me not to leap over buildings in a single bound and to keep out of trouble (and the hospital). It’s going to be heartbreaking to not hear those words coming from him anymore.
My deepest sympathies go out to his family — both his real family and his family at NPI. His loss is truly a devastating one. The practice definitely won’t be the same without him.