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Wayne N. Andrews

September 24, 2022


Wayne Noel Andrews, 71, of N. Dighton, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022 unexpectedly at home. He was the beloved husband of Susanne (Gericke) Andrews of 48 years.

Mr. Andrews was born in Taunton, MA. The son of the late William Norman Andrews of Warwick, RI  and Vera Inez (Shuffield) Andrews of Arkansas.

Wayne grew up in Dighton, MA and graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School; class of 1969. He attended and graduated from Bristol Community College, later earning a BS in wildlife biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he met his wife Susanne, and an MS in medical entomology from Iowa State University. His early career focused on entomological research with the state of Massachusetts Lakeville Field Station and later transitioned into consulting work on medical devices. He finished his career as first an entomologist, then superintendent at the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project. 

He was an avid beekeeper and spent over 40 years as a hobbyist, apiary inspector, beekeeping instructor, and mentor; including several semesters teaching beekeeping at Bristol Community College. His enthusiasm for his craft was infectious. 

Wayne was also an Eagle Scout and was involved with the Boy Scouts as an assistant scoutmaster for over 20 years, guiding scouts, including his two sons, to Eagle Scout. 

Besides his wife, Wayne is survived by: two sons: Jonathan, Nicholas and his wife Julie, their two children, Kaylee and Gavin; one daughter: Elizabeth and her husband Christian Vega; one brother: William Norman Andrews, Jr. and his wife Anona Marie, and their children Michael (deceased), David and his wife Elizabeth, Steven and his wife Chelsea, and their two children Asher and Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Scouting , Narragansett Council, BSA, PO Box 14777, East Providence, RI  02914  or Bristol County Beekeepers Association, PO Box 236, North Dighton, MA 02764.

Calling hours for Mr. Andrews will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Avenue, Taunton, MA followed by a collation (to be announced during services). A prayer service with simple reflections will be held promptly at 11:00 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. To sign guestbook, light a candle or facility directions please visit his tribute page at

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September 29, 2022

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780

Prayer Service
September 29, 2022

11:00 AM
Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780


Friends of Scouting , Narragansett Council, BSA
PO Box 14777, East Providence RI 02914

Bristol County Beekeepers Association
PO Box 236, North Dighton MA 02764


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