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Andrea Ruth Cordes

1954 - 2021




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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Halina Lukomski

April 17, 2021 5:22 PM

Dear family of Andrea,
Andrea  and I worked together at Sunshine Village.  What a dedicated and professional nurse.  She was a joy  and effervescent person.  We enjoyed talking about family, cooking, music.  She shared the wonderful memories of going to Barry Manilow concerts with her sister Meredith. 
Please accept my deepest sympathy.  Andrea will be forever in my thoughts and prayers. 
Halina Lukomski

Michael J. Soucy

April 16, 2021 9:12 AM

Offering my sincere condolences Mrs. C., and to you, Meredith, at the passing of your daughter and sister, Andrea.
I'm sure she will be very missed...
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers,
Sincerely, your friend, Mike S.

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