Marion F. McAndrew
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Marion F. McAndrew
  • May 11, 1924 - September 28, 2017
  • Tiverton, Rhode Island

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Marion F. (McHenry) McAndrew, age 93, of Tiverton, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Southpointe Rehabilitation Center in Fall River.

Born in Carthage, MO, a daughter of the late Edwin and M. Josephine (MacDonald) McHenry, she was a long time area resident. She was a communicant of Holy Ghost Church where she served as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.

A member of the first graduating class of St. Catherine's School, she received her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Rhode Island and worked as a teacher at Hathaway Elementary School in Portsmouth for 35 years before retiring in 1993.

Marion was a volunteer for Woman for Woman Charity which is a support network for unwed mothers. She was a member of the Benedictine Oblate Portsmouth Abbey, loved to travel and was a volunteer at the former Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Home in Fall River for many years.

She is survived by two sons, Paul Sheehan and his wife Suzanne of Tolland, CT and Edwyn Peter Sheehan of North Kingstown, RI; a daughter, Mary Lou Sheehan of Mesquite, TX; two granddaughters Tammy Ekstrom and Carolyn Sheehan, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. McAndrew was predeceased by her beloved grandson Brian Sheehan and her brothers Donald, Norman and Douglas McHenry.

Her Funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 9:00AM from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St., Tiverton. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Alzheimers Association 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906. Burial will take place in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown, RI. For online tributes and directions: www.waring-sullivan.com