In Loving Memory

September 25, 1954
Brooklyn, NY
July 25, 2017
Southport, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Private Celebration of Life


Family Gathering


The Whittingham Cancer Center of Norwalk Hospital

34 Maple Street,
CT 06856

Raymond Brian Andrews, M.D.

Raymond Brian Andrews, age 62, of Southport, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on July 22, 2017 following a two-year courageous battle with cancer. Ray grew up in Queens, New York, along with his brother and sister. He graduated from Colgate University in 1975 and University of Arizona Medical School in 1981. He then pursued residencies in both Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology and a Cardiac Anesthesiology Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1981 he met the love of his life, Janet Smith and they were married at Callanwolde in Atlanta in August, 1982. In September 1985, their daughter Jennifer Meacham Andrews was born. Ray’s career brought the family to Southport, CT in January 1988. Ray began his 28-year career with Medical Anesthesiology Associates and practiced at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. Ray and Janet welcomed their son, Benjamin Harris Andrews in August, 1989. Ray’s true reason for living was his beloved wife, Janet; his daughter, Jennie; his son, Ben; his son-in-law, Chris; and his grandson, Leif. His family came before everything else. In addition to his family, Ray had many varied interests. Ray was an avid gardener and started The Rake and Hoe All Men’s Garden Club of Fairfield County in 2001. Ray was also passionate about golf and was a member at The Patterson Club for over 25 years. In June 2017, The Patterson Club honored Ray by dedicating the pond on the 14th hole to him in appreciation for his koi donation and contributions to the club over the years. Ray was also a member of the Old Tabby Links Golf Club in Spring Island, SC and has won his flight championships in 2016 and 2017. Ray is best remembered for his smile, infectious laugh and joke telling. He made friends easily and everywhere, including in the golf baggage line at Shannon Airport in Ireland and in the waiting room at Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center. Ray is survived by his wife, Janet; his daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Chris Nylen, and their son Leif; and his son, Benjamin. A celebration of his life will be held at The Patterson Club. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Whittingham Cancer Center of Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT. For more information and to sign an online register, please visit

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9 Guestbook Entries for Raymond Brian Andrews, M.D.

  1. Janet, Jen, Ben, and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our good friend will always be remembered and dearly missed.

  2. To all the Andrews family near and far, Raymond was a bright light in this world and will be remembered as such. Picture him in the most glorious garden, with a putting green.
    Our deepest condolences, The Petersen Family

  3. Ray and I were roommates our sophomore year at Colgate. His passion to pursue a career in medicine cannot be adequately described. My sincere condolences to his family.

  4. So sorry to hear about Ray. We had a wonderful friendship and great rapport in the operating room. My deepest condolences to his wonderful family. I know that he loved you all deeply.

  5. Janet, Jen and Ben we shared so many happy times with your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

  6. Even though our time was short in knowing Ray, we feel blessed that we had the opportunity to experience his fun loving personality and friendliness to all. We send our heartfelt sympathy to Janet and family. Ed and Marla Keppler, Spring Island

  7. To the family and friends of Raymond please accept my deepest condolences. Gone but not forgotten a wonderful promise in God’s word the Bible for the loved ones we have lost in death John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4.

  8. My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Raymond. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). Revelation 21:3,4 gives us a reason to look forward to the time when “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” And John 5:28,29 gives us real hope of being reunited with our loved ones. I found real comfort in reading these scriptures when my daddy died in 2006 and I pray you will too. Please accept my sincere condolences.