Obituary for Rosemary Ann Williams Andrews (Garvie)
Rosemary Ann (Garvie) Williams Andrews, 82, of Clarksburg, MA died on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at North Adams Commons. Rosemary was born in North Adams, MA on January 13, 1935 a daughter of the late James and Yvonne (Martelle) Garvie.
She graduated from Drury High School in 1952, and later went on to attend Springfield College, where she received an Early Childhood Education teaching certificate in 1981. She was employed at Sprague Electric Blue Print and Filter Divisions until 1971, and then worked as a Head Start Teacher from 1971-2000. She was very passionate about her work and loved all of her students.
She went on to work as a waitress at The Beach from 1980-1983, and later, Mountain View from 1983-1992. She was last employed at Williams College Dining Services, where she worked from 2000-2004.
She really enjoyed being a part of the bowling league at Valley Park Lanes, and also loved crafts, tag sales, Fishpond during the summer, and spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in North Adams, MA.
She was the widow of John Andrews, Jr. whom she married in 1974; he died in 1988.
Survivors include a daughter Kathy Williams of New Hampshire; a son Kurt Williams and his wife, Marsha of North Adams; four grandchildren Collin and Kaitlyn Bleezarde of New Hampshire, and Kirby and Connor Williams of North Adams; sister-in-law Connie Garvie, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers Wayne and Arthur Garvie, and two sisters Joan Mason, and Susan Murphy.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A funeral service to celebrate the life of Rosemary Williams Andrews will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:00am at the First Baptist Church in North Adams, MA. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery, North Adams, Ma Calling hours will take place on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 4-7pm at the Flynn & Dagnoli Home, WEST Chapel, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Donations in her memory can be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. To add to the book of memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com