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Patricia L. (Vorce) Andrews

October 25, 1932 ~ August 2, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

ORANGE - Patricia Lue Vorce Andrews, 89, of Lake Mattawa passed away on August 2, 2022
at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, MA.
She leaves three daughters, Cheryl J. Andrews (Thomas Foley) of Ipswich, MA, Dr Michelle
Andrews (Dr Nancy Kaminski) of Cincinnati, OH and Denise Andrews (Candi Fetzer) of Orange.
Pat was the daughter of Alfred C. and Pearl M. Moore Vorce. Her family includes her two
sisters Betty Stranch of East Longmeadow, MA, and Carol Anderson (Fred) of Yarmouth Port, MA, and two brothers, James Vorce of Orange (deceased) and Alfred Vorce Jr of Jaffery, NH, and her many nieces and nephews, and friends.
Pat was born in Orange and has lived in Orange most of her life. She was a member of the
Orange High School class of 1950. After graduation, she attended school in New Haven, CT
and worked at International Silver Company, returning to Orange in 1954.
She was happily married to the love of her life, best friend and soulmate, Robert F. Andrews for 64 years until he passed away in 2019.
Pat was a teacher’s aide at the Orange Community Kindergarten and the Orange Elementary School system for 30 years, retiring in 1991. She was a life member and union leader of the National Education Association and the Massachusetts Teachers Association where she was active at the state level. She was a member of the Fisher Hill School Building Committee and the Fisher Hill School Council.
Pat actively worked on many community projects, including various town committees, and was a continuously serving founding board member of the Orange Revitalization Partnership and a life member of the Orange Historical Society. Governor Patrick Deval, Senator Stanley Rosenberg and the Citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognized Pat as the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2012 Unsung Heroine of Orange. She belonged to the Central Congregational Church.
Pat was very involved with her family and with her community. She had a warm, loving and
kind way that brought her many lifelong friends. She loved life at the lake constantly watching for loons, eagles, ducks and their ducklings, turtles and rising trout. She enjoyed gardening and her yard was full of flowers, vegetables, hummingbirds, butterflies and chipmunks.

She was a true New Englander with her love of the changing seasons, full moons, band concerts, farms, lobstah rolls, Dunkin Donuts and her favorite sports teams, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

Masks will be required and Covid precautions will be followed.
A funeral service will be held on August 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the Orange Central
Congregational Church, 93 South Main Street, Orange.

A private family interment service will be at the Holtshire Cemetery near Lake Mattawa in Orange.

In lieu of flowers, a donation is suggested in her memory to the Orange High School
Scholarship Fund, c/o Orange Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 28, Orange, MA 01364 or the Orange Historical Society, 41 North Main Street, Orange, MA 01364.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.

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Services

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 27, 2022

1:00 PM
Orange Central Congregational Church
93 South Main Street
Orange, Massachusetts 01364

Private Interment

Holtshire Cemetery
corner Holtshire
Orange, Massachusetts 01364

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