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Obituary for Donn Richard Andre

September 23, 1936 - September 24, 2017
Peabody, Massachusetts | Age 81

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PEABODY, MA - Donn R. Andre, 81, born in Port Jervis, NY and recently residing in Peabody, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 24, 2017, one day after his 81st birthday. He was the son of Marion Olivier and Amy (Howe) Andre. Brother of the late Keith Lynn Andre. He was widowed by his wife of many years, Constance (Greenman) Andre who passed in September of 2000. He is survived by his two sons Jeffrey Andre and wife Veronica of Trophy Club, TX and Gregory Andre and wife Karen of North Reading, MA. Six cherished grandchildren Alex, Nicolas, Benjamin, Ginette, Jacob and Abigail. He was employed, after graduating from Hamilton College and serving honorably for 3 years in the U.S. Army, by the National Security Agency where he worked for 36 years until his retirement. Music was his passion and he was a member of many bands throughout his life: The Catatonic Five during college, Southern Comfort which toured to many festivals, played on the Mississippi riverboats and was stationed weekly at Shakey's Pizza Parlor for over a decade in the 70's and 80's, The Louisiana Jazz Band in Copenhagen Denmark, The Swingshift playing formal events in the D.C. area and The Federal Jazz Commission, a well-regarded Dixieland Jazz band in the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia area in the 90's and early 2000's, also played festivals across the US. The FDC could be found weekly at Colonel Brook's Tavern in D.C. for many years.

Graveside services will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD at 1:30 PM on Saturday October 7th. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Donn's wife's memory Constance Greenman Andre at https://donate3.cancer.org/

Arrangements by Driscoll Funeral Home, Haverhill, MA. Please join the family for a gathering to celebrate Donn's life following the graveside service at 3716 Championship Drive, Glenwood, MD 21730. For online guestbook please visit www.driscollcares.com

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Bradford, MA 01835
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