Andrew B. Mosher

FAIRFIELD – We all know the song that goes, “I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.” These words speak for the man our family knew and loved—his name, Andrew B. Mosher. We just knew him as Andy. And when Andy sang these words, he would sing them loud.Andy left us on Sept. 7, 2021, following a brief illness, with his family holding his hand and helping him along his final journey to where he would find his brother Rossiter Mosher, his grandparents Helen and Charles Mosher, and grandfather Bernard Lowry, waiting for him.Now, when we speak of Andy, we speak of the man who loved being an American, loved being a Mainer, and to narrow it down even further—loved being from “The Center”—Fairfield Center, to be exact. But Andy would say, I’m from “the centah.” Here Andy built his own home, with his own hands, from wood on his own property. He loved his home, and he shared his home with his life-partner and best friend, Shirley Stanley, and her family—which became “their family.” Andy was born on March 9, 1966, in Waterville. His younger years were spent playing with his siblings on the “Old Hoxie Homestead” in North Fairfield and playing hide-and-go-seek behind the trees in the apple orchard, going rabbit hunting with dad, fishing at Grammy and Grampy’s camp, and being Grampy Bernard’s little shadow. He was a proud graduate of Lawrence High School in Fairfield. He enjoyed motocross racing. His passion was hunting, fishing, canoeing, trapping and more. The outdoors was imprinted on Andy’s soul and he enjoyed Maine beyond measure—taking pride in being a member of the “Big Buck Club,” journeying to the top of “the mountain” with his dad and brothers to bear hunt, journeying to Small Falls in Rangely with his children and grandchildren, and journeying to the family camp in The Moosehead Lake Region. To watch Andy paddle into camp was like whispers on the water—this was magical.Andy loved family—he LOVED family. We cherish his hugs, his laugh, and “The Andy Dance.” A dance that required a whole lot of the dance floor and a whole lot of love for the Saint Patrick’s Day traditions. He loved dancing a jig with his mom to the sound of country music. He loved family gatherings, sitting around the campfire, enjoying lobsters, and reminiscing through stories. His heart was as big as the State of Maine, always willing to help family and friends: working on the farm, helping with plumbing and heating, or simply offering his muzzle loader to his sister so she could “get her deer.”To say Andy was loyal is an understatement; he believed in hard work, loyalty to the job (Waterville Parks and Rec), which he loved, and the SAPPI wood yard where he worked for nearly 20 years. Loyal to Fairfield, never missing a Friday night football game whether he knew any of the players or not. Loyal to the Red Sox, The Patriots, and Nascar. Loyal to his family, his dogs, his treasured childhood friends, and the friends he met along his path here on earth. Andy, we will miss you.Our Andy is survived by his mother, Sheila Smith (husband Ron) and father, Richard Mosher (wife Judy); his beloved Shirley; and children Jacqueline Stanley and Daniel Stanley (wife Paige); grandchildren: Jeremiah, Daniel, and Bailey; brother Rick (wife Mary), sisters: JoAnna (husband Dennis), Belinda (husband Mike), and Jesse (husband Andrew); nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews. He loved us all equally.A celebration of life will be held at The Victor Grange in Fairfield Center on Sept. 19, 2021 at 1 p.m. Bring your stories with you. “And I won’t forget those who died, who gave that right to me.” Although Andy did not serve in the military himself, he was a strong supporter. He had great pride that his grandfather and his great uncles served in WWII, his father in the Korean war, his cousin Jack in Afghanistan. His son Daniel, served in Iraq, and nephew Matthew is currently stationed in Germany.Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:The House in the Woods https://www.houseinthewoods.org , a military and family outdoor hunting, fishing, and recreational retreat in Maine

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