HUDSON – Rachel “MaRae” Andrews, 85, passed away Oct. 19, 2012, at her home after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Biddeford, the daughter of J. Hermann Gelinas and Jeanette (Delorge) Gelinas.
Rachel’s love for traveling and taking cruises brought her to visit many different places throughout her life including all 50 states. She lived in Maine, Arizona, Virginia and South Carolina, and enjoyed visiting and volunteering at state and federal parks throughout the country. One of Rachel’s favorite moments came while traveling when she went snorkeling with the stingrays on the island of Antigua in the Caribbean, at the age of 84. She enjoyed her time cooking at Forest Hills High and working with a customs brokerage firm in Jackman. She enjoyed reading and spending time with family, and her favorite pastimes were knitting and quilting. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Rachel is survived by her daughter, Beatrice Kathryn Hudson and her husband, Maurice, of East Hartford, Conn.; son, Philip Andrews and his wife, Doreen, of Hudson; granddaughter, Allison Bagley and her husband, Bruce, of Charleston; her grandsons, Ian Andrews of Hudson, N.H., Lance Cuddy of South Windsor, Conn., and Thomas Cuddy and his partner, Maria Rose Moreno, of South Windsor, Conn.; and great-grandchildren, Leah, Philip, TJ, Cody and Makenzie. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, William Andrews; and grandson, Gale Cuddy Jr. Her family thanks the nurses and doctors at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, for their excellent care and genuinely kind support throughout her brief illness.
Services will be private for the family. Memorial donations in Rachel’s memory may be sent to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union St., Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.