Cynthia A. McAndrews Print E-mail

Cynthia A. McAndrews

Beloved wife, “Proud mother”, grandmother, sister and friend;



Cynthia A. “Cindy” (Decker) McAndrews, 59, of Lowell passed away peacefully on Friday April1, 2022 at her home.

She was the loving wife for over 29 years to William M. McAndrews, Sr., who survives her.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 19, 1963, the daughter of  the late William H. and the late Betty Ann (Tanner) Decker, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Greater Lowell Vocational High School Class of 1981.

Cindy continued her education at Newbury College where she graduated in 1991 Suma Cum Laude with Degrees in Business and  Para Legal Services.

Prior to her retirement in 2015, Cindy was an Administrative Transcriptionist with Claim Services, Inc. for several years. Previously, she worked in the Lowell Public School System as a Parent Liaison, legal assistant and paralegal.

Besides her husband, Cindy is survived by a daughter Bridget M. McAndrews of Lowell; two sons William M. McAndrews Jr. of Lowell and SPC Michael J. McAndrews with the U.S. Army in Texas; a grandson Mason J. McAndrews of TN; a sister Elizabeth Taylor of Rochester, NH; two brothers Charles R. Decker of Chelmsford and Michael K. Decker of Tewksbury; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews; her special lifelong friend Sandra Bowers of Lowell.

She was also the sister of the late Robert W. Decker and William H. Decker, III.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell on Thursday April 7, 2022  from 4 to 8 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday morning April 8, 2022 at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o’clock.  Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to The Alpha-1 Foundation, at Attn: Development Office 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33134. Or to Community Servings at

Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (5)
  • Sheila Keough (Holland) O’Brie  - So sad
    Dear Bill and Family, I just learned of Cindy’s passing. My husband was critically injured last month and I have been so caught up with my own crisis I was unaware of your loss. Cindy and I worked together at The Sun. I recall attending your wedding years ago, and how beautiful she looked that day. Cindy was smart, savvy and a hardworking woman. No doubt her greatest accomplishment was raising wonderful, accomplished children. I truly, truly am so sorry for your loss.
  • Barbara Howes (formerly Duris  - Lovingly Remembered
    Dear Bill, Mike, Will and Bridget, How many memories I have of Cindy and her fierce advocacy for Mike when he was at the Learning Center where I was his tutor for 4 years. In fact Cindy's example taught me how to advocate for my mother who was a stroke survivor. Cindy showed me how to engage the system and not take "no" for an answer. She didn't know how her example would influence me, but it surely did. It made my many engagements with the medical system "easier" and more productive than they otherwise would have been. She helped me better care for my mother and I'll never forget her for that. And it was all done without a word of instruction!! Cindy just being herself was the most powerful lesson. Thank you for welcoming me to your family on different occasions over the years. I always felt through Cindy's and your hospitality, Bill, that I was a part of your family. God bless you all as you grieve the loss of your wife and mother. Love always, Barbara
  • Rebecka Tanner  - You will be missed
    Aunt Cindy I'm still so shocked that you're gone one of my favorite memories growing up was always getting your chocolate chip cookies with the m&Ms in the mail I always look forward to them and I'll always remember that and thank you for that memory. Just know that you were with my dad and that you guys are reunited again and he is happy to have you there and so is my mother I know we talked little but your family my prayers are with your family
  • Dave Ruszczyk
    To Billy and the entire McAndrews family, we are all so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. We are all family and we lived a lifetime of great times and have many memories of watching our families grow up. Billy , Cindy was the best thing that could ever happened to you . A great wife to you and mother to your children. Always smiling and laughing is what I think of when I hear her name ! She will be so sadly missed but will always remain in our hearts!
  • Traino Family  - Thinking of you
    To William Jr. and family, We send our love and prayers to you all during this difficult time. All the best
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