WINCHENDON – Andrew R. Pelkey, 85, of 121 Brown Street, died Tuesday afternoon, August 3, 2021, in his home, with his family at his side.
He was born in Jaffrey, NH on May 1, 1936, son of the late Alfred and Yvonne (Gauthier) Pelkey and had lived in Winchendon for many years.
Andrew was a roofer for many years at Multi State Roofing and later for United Industrial Roofing. He enjoyed traveling and had made trips to Disney World, Las Vegas, Niagara Falls and Canada. He enjoyed socializing with his friends at the local Dunkin Donuts and fishing. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
His wife of 25 years, Sandra Lee (Hutchinson) Pelkey, died in 2003. He leaves six children, Beverly A. Valliere and her husband Jerry of Winchendon, Angela Jackson and her husband Russell of Carriere, Mississippi, Ramona J. Sarver of Ball, LA, Andrew A. Pelkey and his wife Susan of Winchendon, Dwayne Pelkey and his wife Tracy of Winchendon and Phillip Pelkey of Phillipston, 18 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Andrew R. Pelkey, Jr. and his brothers and sisters, Nora Pelkey, Rita Chamberlain, Marie Rene, Amy St. Pierre, Alice Sirois, Clifford Pelkey, Helen Pelkey, Peter Pelkey, Stella Burnham, Laura Davis, Lorraine Homon, Felice Johnson, Oris Pelkey, Albany Pelkey, Franklin Pelkey, Josephine Pelkey, Irene Bennett and three stillborn siblings.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 10 from 5 to 7 P.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 11 at 11 A.M. in the funeral home and may be viewed at the following link: https://webcasts.lifetributes.com/1154547
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue, 381R Baldwinville Road, Templeton, MA 01468 or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.