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Andrew John Clifford Hawes

May 3, 1942 — June 26, 2024

Littleton, Massachusetts

Andrew John Clifford Hawes, 82, of Littleton, Massachusetts passed away on June 26, 2024. He was the devoted husband of Brenda Dorothy Hawes for 56 years.

Andrew was born in Claygate, Surrey (UK), the third child of Mildred and Clifford Hawes, where he attended the local primary school. At age nine, he was moved to Bethany School in Goudhurst, Kent, where he boarded until graduation. He was often heard to say that “those were really good years, living in the beautiful countryside among the hop fields”. He married his beloved wife Brenda at Teddington Baptist church, where they met, and in time, three sons came along: Jonathan, Simon, and Christopher. After a brief spell working in London, he took some further exams and successfully applied to Oxford University, where he attended Regents Park College, graduating in 1969 with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. A few years later he qualified as a Management Accountant in England. He held positions at General Foods and later GD Searle, who offered him an opportunity to work in Ndola, Zambia for two years; a very special experience allowing him and the family to explore another culture.

Following a short stay back in England, an opportunity to work in the US for GenRad presented itself, and so he and Brenda moved the family to Concord MA in 1981, supposedly for two years! They happily settled in Concord, later moving to Groton and Littleton. The family also own a house in Sandwich where he enjoyed many hours bike riding, walking the beach and sailing. Andrew retired from Ion Track Instruments, a company he owned and subsequently sold in 2001.

Both Andrew and Brenda became active members of Trinity Episcopal Church where Andrew sang in the choir, and also served as Senior Warden and Treasurer while serving on the Vestry. He was also a long time member of the Concord Chorus. Later in life Andrew discovered he liked to paint and has left us some beautiful pictures, about which he was very humble!

Most especially, Andrew loved his family and was so very proud of his four grandchildren, all of whom live nearby. A quiet, gentle loving soul with a very dry sense of humor, who will be sorely missed. In addition to his wife, Brenda, he leaves his sons and their wives, Jonathan and Monalisa of Littleton, Simon and Elizabeth of Groton, Christopher and Jennifer of Carlisle, and four grandchildren, Isabella, Samuel, Luana, and Jackie. He was pre-deceased by his two sisters, Dorothy and Patricia.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Andrew for his memorial service on Saturday, September 21, 2024, at 11:00 am at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord.

Arrangements under the care of Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap Street, Concord, MA 01742 www.concordfuneral.com



 

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