Lawrence E. Andrews

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 12:30pm

Lawrence Emerson “Larry” Andrews, 67, passed away on Feb. 19, 2024 at his home in Boothbay, with his wife Debra by his side. 

Larry was born in Boothbay Harbor on March 2, 1956 to Lawrence D. Andrews and Nancy L. Blake. 

Growing up in Boothbay Harbor, Larry’s love of the ocean brought him a lifetime of enjoyment on the water, his favorite being tuna fishing. Larry was fortunate for the opportunity to fish on many tuna boats, his last being with Dan Williams on High Test. In addition to his love of fishing, his passion for whitetail deer hunting lead to years of amazing memories with his father and sons. Larry was fortunate to get his first moose permit this past fall and successfully scored a trophy moose at Camp. This trip created a lifetime of memories for Larry as well as his sons, Ryan, Adam, Taylor and grandson, Grey.

Following Larry’s graduation from Boothbay Region High School with the class of 1974, he worked with Greenleaf Electric, before starting a 41-year career at Bath Irons Works, retiring in 2018 as assistant foreman of the Tin Shop. Following his retirement, Larry enjoyed building his own business of lawn care and property maintenance, until he was no longer able to work.

A man of few words, it could be said he taught without saying a word.

Larry was predeceased by his parents, his two brothers, Mark and Shawn, and brother-in-law, Stephen Hodgdon Jr.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Debra Hodgdon; three sons, Ryan and his companion Melissa Matthews, Adam and Taylor; grandson, Grey; his two sisters, Debbie and her husband Robert Greenleaf and Linda Peck; sisters-in-law, Mary D. and her husband Munro Dodge, Tracey and her husband Richard Hyson, Gale Hodgdon; brother-in-law, Kevin and his wife Cathy Hodgdon; as well as many nieces and nephews, and his best friend Richard Snow.

We would like to give a special thanks to two angels who helped with care and compassion, his loving sister, Debbie and Chans Hospice Nurse, Molly.

A celebration to share stories and raise a glass in his memory will be held Friday, March 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Boathouse Bistro in Boothbay Harbor.