Niagara Gazette

Obituaries

October 20, 2013

Letitia Catherine Andres

LEWISTON —

Letitia Catherine Andres passed away peacefully on October 20, 2013 in her home in Lewiston with her family by her side after a long illness. "Lettie" was born on September 4, 1925 on board the ship SS Letitia in the mid-Atlantic. Her parents, James and Jean Lennox, who were in the process of emigrating from Scotland to the US.
Her family settled in Niagara Falls, NY where she attended local schools, graduating from Niagara Fall High School in 1944. She received her degree in education from Niagara University in 1948 and did post graduate training at NYU and Buffalo State College. She taught kindergarten and 1st grade in the Niagara Falls school system for 35 years. Lettie married Jerry Andres in 1950 at Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Niagara Falls; they recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on October 7th. Lettie was very active in the community and served on many boards, including the Friends of the Niagara University Theatre, The Shaw Festival Guild in Niagara on the Lake, The Tattler, and The Community Center of Niagara Falls. She was an active member of the Deveaux Mothers Club, The Niagara Council on the Arts, and The St. Francis Guild at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. She volunteered at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Lampstand Soup Kitchen. In 1984, she received the 1st Annual Alberta Lounsbury Memorial Civic Award, presented by the Niagara Falls Human Rights Commission. Despite her numerous activities she still found time for her family.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry; her son, Dr. Jerome Andres (Claudia) of Youngstown, NY; her daughter, Elizabeth Segar (Gregory) of DeWitt, NY; her grandchildren, James, Catherine, Patrick, Halley, Peter and Sarah; step-grandchildren, Ian, Adam, Nicholas, Erica, Jeffrey, Katie, and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 PM on Monday, October 21st at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, N. Fourth & Ridge Sts., Lewiston. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Alumni Chapel at Niagara University on a day and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hart Interfaith, Lewiston, NY, or the Friends of the Niagara University Theatre.
Please visit www.hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page