On Nov. 30, 2021, John W. Andrews, “Captain Jack,” the son of the late John H. Andrews and Mildred Andrews of Clinton, passed away peacefully at the age of 81, with his daughter Kim Andrews by his side. A lifelong lobsterman in Long Island Sound, he was the co-owner of J&J Lobster at the Foot of Commerce Street, known today as Lobster Landing. It’s a popular tourist destination because of the delicious lobster rolls.
Jack graduated from The Morgan School in 1958. He was in the National Guard for six years. Jack loved being a member of The Westbrook Elks Club 1784 for 55 years. He gave comfort to survivors as a chaplain for the Old Saybrook VFW. Jack loved all sports! He played in many different tournaments—softball, horseshoes, darts, and golf.
He was predeceased by his brother Tommy Andrews, his sister Julia Gagnon, and his son Scott Andrews. He is survived by his son John F. Andrews of San Francisco, his daughters Kimberly Andrews of Clinton and Debbie (Charles) Recker of Queens, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and his loving partner and faithful caregiver Rita LaVertue.
Jack played golf in charity events to raise funds for the Fisher House Foundation, a military charity. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.fisherhouse.org.
A celebration of Jack’s life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, at the Westbrook Elks Lodge, 142 Seaside Avenue, Westbrook.