1938 – 2021
Quinebaug – Francis T. Andrzejewski, 82, of Highland Dr., passed away at Day Kimball Hospital. He was lovingly united in marriage to Mathilda (Boutin) Andrzejewski on August 4, 1962. Born in Webster, MA, he was the son of the late Stanley and Jeannette (Barrette) Andrzejewski.
Mr. Andrzejewski worked as a truck driver for several area trucking companies for many years. He also worked as a bus driver for North East Transit for ten years. Lovingly referred to as the “Old Goat,” by his family. He loved working, whether it was driving the big rigs, the transit bus or mowing the 13+ lawns for other members of the Quinebaug Park where he resided for the past 21 years. He was always a hard worker which he passed on to not only his children, but to his grandchildren as well. He enjoyed spending time outside and working in his shed. Francis will be missed deeply, along with the many stories from his childhood that he used to share with his family. He was a member of the New England Teamsters and a former member of the Community Volunteer Fire Department in N. Grosvenordale.
In addition to his wife, Francis is survived by his daughters, Janice Kegel of Dayville, CT, Anita Gallant and her husband Glenn of Leicester, MA, and Denise Preston and her husband Kevin of Louisburg, NC; his brother, Robert Andrzejewski and his wife Loretta of Webster, MA; his grandchildren, Tabytha Perry, Caitlin Phillips, Veronica Curboy, Kelsey Kegel, Amanda Skeens, Sami Preston, Andrew Burdick, Travis Gallant, and Tara Gallant; and ten great-grandchildren of which are seven boys and three girls. He was predeceased by his daughter, the late Mary Andrzejewski and his brother, the late Richard Andrzejewski.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Francis’ family from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. A gathering will begin in the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.