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M. Maxine Andrews

M. Maxine Andrews

Oct 3, 1930 - Sep 26, 2022

M. Maxine Andrews - Obituary


eta Maxine “Max” (Johnson) Andrews, 91, a 58- year resident of Annapolis passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022, at her residence in Ginger Cove. Born on October 3, 1930 in Quincy, IL to the late Virgil and Maddy Mathilda Johnson, after completing her education, Maxine left Quincy to proudly serve in an administrative role for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In the early 1950's, she was part of a team that investigated the 1947 Texas City disaster, the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history. She also held posts in Washington, DC, Houston, TX and Boston, MA. While serving on an assignment in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, she serendipitously met her future husband, Commander (USN) Frank A. Andrews, a widower with five children. Together she and Frank had an additional 7 children during their 50+ year marriage. The large family eventually settled in Annapolis where Maxine was a devoted wife and mother, a much loved neighbor/confidant, a champion ten-pin bowler, cat lover, a needle point craftswoman, Navy Junior swim team supporter and parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. After moving to Ginger Cove, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved to visit her to share memories of the Ferry Farms homestead, eat Sunday popcorn and chili and watch TV football. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Andrews and her son, Patrick Andrews. She is survived by her 11 children, Jeffrey (Alice) Andrews of Silver Spring, MD, Fr. Philip Andrews CSsR of Puerto Rico, Jean Andrews (James Phelan) of Beaumont, TX, James Andrews of Charlotte Hall, MD, Mary (Gary) Gunther of Annapolis, MD, Tom (Corrine) Andrews of Fayetteville, NC, Frank (Carla) Andrews and Theresa Andrews (Maryann) Rapposelli all of Wilmington, DE, Tim (Ann Brown) Andrews of Arnold, MD, Daniel (Ann Sweeney) Andrews of Annapolis, MD and Susan Andrews of Wilmington, DE; her 26 grandchildren, Jennifer Jordan, Alex Andrews, Rachel Gardell, Sara Shattuck, Kimberly McCoy Schlottman, Kevin Andrews, Maggie Cason, Greg, Andrew, Bill, Elias, Franklin, Charlotte, Mary Grace and Catherine Gunther, Brendan, Elyse, Claire, Timothy, Jack, Abby, Madison, John and Ryan Andrews; her daughter-in-law, Joan Applegate Andrews; former daughter-in-law, Angelita Beale and her12 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to celebrate Maxine's life at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD on Wednesday, November 2 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 620 N. Bestgate Rd., Annapolis, MD on Thursday, November 3 at 9 am. Inurnment will follow at the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's School (stmarysannapolis.org). Condolences may be made by using the Memories tab on this page.