Andrea B. Johnson

April 14, 1942 - February 13, 2020

Service Date:

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred where there will be a short prayer service held.

Andrea B. Johnson, 77, a longtime resident of Sanford, died peacefully with her family by her side, on February 13, 2020 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

Andrea was born in Biddeford on April 14, 1942, the daughter of Andrew T. and Laurianna A. (Archambeault) Zimnicki. As a young adult, she enjoyed going dancing and going to the beach.

One of Andrea’s first jobs was working at Kesslen Shoe in Kennebunk and in her later years she provided respite to caregivers of elderly family members. Other jobs she held were working as a convenience store clerk, in the deli at the grocery store and at the Kittery outlets.

Andrea enjoyed country and western music and was an avid knitter. She kept busy with numerous knitting projects which included hats, mittens and baby outfits. She was content to be home either putting another puzzle together or mastering Sudoku. Andrea was lovingly called ‘Ma’ by her family and she had a big heart that welcomed many of the neighborhood kids into her home when they needed a mother’s touch. She was an excellent cook who could make a mean macaroni salad.

During Andrea’s 30’s she had the good fortune of exploring and traveling to Greece not only once, but twice! She enjoyed Greek culture, the music and attending the annual Greek Festival in Saco. Andrea was devoted to her family and was a cherished memere.

Survivors include her children, Bruce Sharpe and Scott Sharpe and wife Verna; four grandchildren, Michael Sharpe, Elyssa Stuart, Corinne Stuart and Avery Stuart; her sister Theresa Coburn and husband George and her brother Stanley Zimnicki and wife Amy; and many nieces and nephews.

Andrea was predeceased by her husband, Paul Johnson in 1997 and by her brother, Robert “Zeke” Zimnicki in 2012.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak Street, in Alfred where there will be short prayer service held.

With Andrea’s love of animals, please consider donating to the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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