Obituary: Andrew J. Pape

Andrew Pape

MIDDLEBURY — Andrew J. Pape died at home Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. He was the husband of Christine Pattillo Pape.

Andrew was the son of William J. Pape II and Patricia Moran Pape and was born in Waterbury on Feb. 13, 1966. He grew up in Middlebury and was a graduate of Suffield Academy where he met the love of his life, Chrissie Pattillo, and was a graduate of Tulane University.

Andrew was vice president and assistant treasurer of American Republican, Inc. and was director of operations of the newspaper and its subsidiaries. He also was general manager of the Step Saver publications.

Andrew was a governor of the Madison Beach Club and a past commodore of the club. As commodore, he was responsible for preparing the boats and docks of the club for Hurricane Irene and for the recovery afterward.

He was a former officer of the Mattatuck Museum and a director of the former Waterbury Club. He also was active with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and a member of Highfield Inc.

Andrew loved sailing, working with Chrissie on caring for and furnishing and decorating their home. He enjoyed going to auctions and was knowledgeable of oriental carpets, antique furniture and artwork. As a handyman around the home, he had no peer and always was ready to help others. He was a friend to everyone.

As a child, on vacations, he made friends of the staff and enjoyed helping them. As a father, he was full of tremendous love and unparalleled generosity.

Besides his wife and parents, he leaves his three daughters, Alexandra, Annabelle and Caroline; son Jamieson; brother William B. Pape and his wife, Barbara Bradbury Pape, of Woodbury; mother-in-law Gioia Pattillo of Suffield; sisters-in-law Nancy Butler of Suffield and Marion Pattillo of New York City, and brother-in-law James Pattillo of Middlebury.

A memorial service for Andrew will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Waterbury. In lieu of flowers, friends may send donations in his memory to Suffield Academy, Suffield, CT 06078.