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Besharlie ‘Andy’ Anderson Jr.

Besharlie ‘Andy’ Anderson, Jr., 88, of Lowell, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Lowell General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved widower of the late Lucy O. (Kniaziuk) Anderson who died in 2010 after 39 years of marriage.

A son of the late Besharlie Anderson, Sr. and the late Nannie (Brown) Anderson, he was born December 9, 1933, in Greenville, North Carolina and was educated in North Carolina. After high school, he served with the United States Army for 2 years until injury forced his early and honorable discharge.

Andy worked locally as a mechanic for Pierce Ford on Middlesex Street in Lowell, and worked for over 50 years as an auto mechanic for various dealerships in the area. He also owned his own auto shop, Andy’s Gulf on Church Street which he owned and operated for 3 years. Family and friends will always remember Andy’s sense of humor, his sarcasm, and his quick wit.

He made his home in Lowell, and loved country music. He also enjoyed playing bingo in Hudson, New Hampshire with his two partners, his wife, Lucy, and his mother in law who both predeceased him. He always looked forward to his annual trips back to Greenville, North Carolina to visit with family and friends.

His survivors include his children, B.J. Anderson and his wife, Shannon, of Lowell; Tanya Cruz and her husband, Esteban, of Lowell, Rebecca Anderson of Lowell, Jason Anderson and his wife, Amy, of Lowell, Richard Anderson of Lowell, and Joanne Almeida and her husband,Gualter, of Dracut; his fourteen grandchildren, B.J., Ashlee, Baylee, Brodie, Nicholas, Alicia, Brandon, Zander, Derek, Justin, Lindsay, Tracy, Leo, and Jonathan; his many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; as well as his siblings, Norman “Pete” Anderson, Doris Smith, and Helen Kelly, all of Greenville, NC.

He was also predeceased by his two sisters, Faye Meeks and Charlotte Anderson.

On Wednesday, August 10, 2022 all are welcome to attend his visiting hours from 12 – 2 p.m. at Mahoney Funeral Home, 187 Nesmith Street, Lowell, MA 01852 – 978-452-6361. His funeral will take place at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. His burial will take place privately.

For those who can not attend, his funeral will be streamed for live viewing or for viewing after the services are completed at: Streaming Link


  • Patricia and Robert Deanes and our family Posted August 7, 2022 12:52 pm

    Uncle Andy, you will be missed. We loved you so much and looked forward to your visits! So wish we could have seen you more and all of your family. May you rest peacefully and be cracking jokes still with Aunt Lucy, Grandmama and Grandaddy, Aunt Faye and Aunt Nellie and all those that have gone on to be with our Lord! Love you💔 and prayers for peace and comfort and strength in the days for family. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  • Barbara Droll Posted August 7, 2022 1:14 pm

    Dear Shannon ,B.J. and family: Unfortunately won’t be able to make Andy’s wake but my thoughts are with all of you. Andy and family were great neighbors. May he rest in peace. All My Love Barbara 🙏🙏

  • jerelyn Romero Posted August 7, 2022 5:17 pm

    too the family of mr Anderson my deepest sympathy

  • jerelyn Romero Posted August 7, 2022 5:18 pm

    too the family of mr Anderson my deepest sympathy
    may you rest in peace in heaven Sir

  • Kevin Anderson Posted August 8, 2022 11:33 pm

    We love you, Uncle Andy. Your crazy sense of humor will be missed. I know you are happy with Aunt Lucy and all our loved ones who have passed on. I’ll see you later, country boy💙

  • Leo Sousa Posted August 9, 2022 7:34 am

    To BJ, Shannon and Family, my deepest sympathies to yall aren’t close enough to what I feel ! His quick wit was beyond reproach and very profound. He nicknamed everyone, myself “Pineapple”,!! It was my pleasure and fortune to know this man, May He Rest In Peace.

  • Vivian Meeks Posted August 9, 2022 7:54 pm

    You will be missed it just want be the same without you . You could always make us laugh with your jokes and sense of humor. I know you were happy to see family and they were happy to see you . Fly high and rest in peace. Love you.

  • Panda Posted August 10, 2022 3:46 am

    so sorry to hear about your dad. I will miss him and Lucy. we had good times going to the fleur d’ lis (sp) if you need anything let me know.
    Sharon (panda) Kane-Dickey

  • Lisa Boswell and Family Posted August 10, 2022 9:46 am

    I am so sorry to hear of uncle Andy’s passing. There are no words for the legacy that uncle Andy has left on our family; his sense of humor will live in our hearts forever. My fondest memories will be of getting up in the early morning hours in participation of your arrival to grandma and granddaddy’s house in NC. I sure did enjoy the time that we shared during those annual visits at the old homestead; those days will forever be etched in my mind. Thoughts and prayers to lift you up during this difficult time. My heart goes out to all of you.

  • Jennifer And Martin Tolson Posted August 10, 2022 11:57 am

    Tanya and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Your dad was a great father with an absolutely amazing personality. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Cheryl Judd Posted August 11, 2022 11:48 pm

    To All of Andy’s Family. My Thoughts and Prayers are With You. RIP Andy

  • Bill Fox Posted August 12, 2022 12:32 am

    My deepest sympathy

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