Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Kay.
I am very saddened to hear of your loss. Moreso because the tributes below evidence an amazing and wonderful person. Please accept my condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Colleen Hoffman - Lynn, MA   March 29, 2018

Our most sincere condolences. Thinking of you and sending love.
Pam and Mick Folliws

Posted by Oam Holden - Roslindale, MA - Friend   February 21, 2018

I was so very sad reading about the loss of your husband. Please know that both Arthur and I are thinking of you and sending condolences. Take care of yourself
Betty Morgan

Posted by Betty Morgan - Framingham, MA   February 20, 2018


Dear Sarah and John,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Dad. You guys are some of our oldest friends and my heart out to your and your Mom. I am thing of you and keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending big hugs your way.

Melissa Haydon McCormack

Posted by Melissa Haydon Mccormack - Dedham, MA - Family Friend   February 15, 2018

I may be one of the few here for whom Andy was NOT a therapist -- he was just a very dear friend and in so many ways, a therapeutic one at that. His humor and calm, even-tempered manner always helped me put things in a better perspective. The many conversations we had in areas I otherwise would have paid scant attention to -- religion, the Bible, mythology and others -- opened up new learning and insights for me, as well as others he touched. After he became more limited, we would occasionally go out for lunch together. And though he had some trouble carrying on the conversation, there was never a doubt that this was still Andy. His good soul always shone through. We've missed him for the past 12 years and will continue to miss him forever. Deepest condolences to Kay and all the family.

Posted by Jeff Govendo - Hopkinton, MA - Friend   February 14, 2018

Andy was a therapist to us all in many ways with his calming quiet presence
His humor was his own an loved by all
Andy thought my little dog Beau was smartest dog he had ever met an also left handed
Love to his family. He will be missed by many but loving spirit will live on

Posted by Marilyn Strother - Louisville, KY - Friend   February 14, 2018

Andy was my therapist, spiritual director, and most of all my beloved friend. I do believe his Spirit will live on through those of us who were blessed to have him in our lives. He was a truly gifted man, with humility and humor. To Kay, Sarah, John and his family, thank you for sharing him with so many of us. The world has lost a great soul.

Posted by Lynn Runnells - Gloucester   February 13, 2018

Dr McGowan and family I would truly like to send my deepest apologies for the loss, of your husband and father. My heart and prayers go out to you. Love Darlene
and Kayla Shea

Posted by Darlene Shea - Acquaintance   February 13, 2018

Andy was my therapist and friend since the 1970's He saw me through a good percentage of my adult life, always a voice of calm and leveling presence. His good friend, Morton Kelsey, was a profound influence on both of us, and Andy always passed along Morton's council in our sessions. I last saw Andy a couple of years ago after he was disabled. I took him to lunch and we shared past memories. I brought along Morton's book, The Other Side of Silence and began reading one of the familiar meditations at the back of the book. Andy completed the final words of the meditation and we both experienced a wonderful moment. Andy was a fine person and an inspired soul. He will be sorely missed. I extend my sympathies to Kay and the family plus all of us who remember him and appreciated his life.

Posted by Richard Harrison - Montville, ME - Friend   February 13, 2018

Andy was a most capable opponent in our race for CBHS student government 51 years ago, and those memories are special to me. He was missed at the recent 50 year reunion in Memphis, and by the "brotherhood" in attendance.
Rest in Peace, my friend!

Posted by Mark Cowen - Lebanon, OH - Classmate   February 13, 2018