It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of William McAndrews (Billy Mac) on April 6, 2021. Bill was born in Manhattan on August 15, 1935 to John and Mary Joyce McAndrews of County Mayo. He graduated from Ascension Grammar School in New York, Roosevelt High School in the Bronx and earned a baccalaureate degree from the New York Institute of Technology.
Bill served in US Army Corps from 1959-1961. Bill had been a Nanuet resident for 46 years before moving to River Vale, NJ 3+ years ago. He was a loyal and dedicated member of the New York Police Department for 23 years and served as recording secretary for the Rockland County Shields. Bill was also a member of the American Legion Post #329 (before joining Hillsdale, NJ Post 162), a member of Division III Ancient Order of Hibernians and a life-time member of the Pearl River Elks. He was awarded several community service awards as a 15-year volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Bill was a talented athlete and renowned for his left hook basketball shot, earning him several MVPs playing for various teams and the Army. Bill was one of a kind, a great guy who always had positive things to share and always made people laugh. For 30+ years he coordinated the McAndrews family picnic, where he was referred to as “Billy Basketball.” He will be truly missed.
Bill is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Pat, his children Billy and his wife Sherry of CA, Patti and her husband Doug of CT, Kathy and her husband Andy of CT, Tim and his wife Kirsis of CA, his sisters Mary McLaughlin of the Bronx, Patsy Hawk of Toronto, his ten grandchildren, Allie, Meghan Chelsea, Matt, Nicole, Daniel, Kenny, Allie, Drew, Ryerson, his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and favorite Aunt Agnes. He is predeceased by his brother John.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 11:30 AM at St. Aedan Church, 23 S Reld Dr, Pearl River, NY. Visiting on Friday at Wyman-Fisher, 100 Franklin Ave. Pearl River NY from 4-7 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation via their website T2T.org or by calling (718) 987-1931.