Andrea Ruth Cordes, 66, passed away on April 9, 2021. She was predeceased by her father Walter Vester Cordes, and her grandparents Walter Charles and Louise Vester Cordes, and Ernest and Marion Clark Hustler. After graduating from Holyoke High School, she went on to earn degrees in psychology from Westfield State and Springfield Colleges. Following a long career in social work, she became a registered nurse and worked in several area nursing facilities. Throughout her life, Andrea was a tireless advocate for those in her care. In addition to her mother Virginia Hustler Cordes, she leaves a sister Meredith Sokol and her husband Edward of Sarasota, FL, a niece Courtney Oliveira, her husband Jay, and her grandnephews Nathan and Ian of Falmouth, MA, and a nephew Johnathan Sokol, a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy, of Virginia Beach, VA. The Barry Farrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and, at her request, services will be private. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Massachusetts Chapter of the ALS Association, 685 Canton St., Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062.
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