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