Andrew B. Fichera, age 69

of Scituate

Andrew B. Fichera, age 69

Andrew B. Fichera, age 69, of Scituate, died peacefully, Friday, March 4, 2022 at South Shore Hospital, after several weeks of illness during which he was surrounded by his loving family.

Andrew is the oldest son of the late Joanne T. (McLaughlin) and Andrew J. Fichera, M.D. He grew up in Somerville, and loved spending time with his grandmother and at his family’s marble shop in Cambridge. He was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1970. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, Class of 1974, and his Master’s in Business Administration from Northeastern University, Class of 1981.

He lived in Scituate for the past eighteen years. Andy was a parishioner of Saint Mary of the Nativity Church in Scituate and enjoyed having Sunday breakfast with his church friends. He had a lifelong love for the ocean, and spent as much time fishing, boating, and swimming as possible. Andy was also a talented artist, painting watercolors of people and places that were meaningful to him.

Andy was a loving husband of the late Patty Sue (Chumbley) Fichera, and a devoted father of Nicole S. Fichera and her husband Tyler Shannon of Vt., Rose K. Brown and her husband Randy of Va., and Domenic M. Fichera of N.Y.

The oldest of four siblings, he was the dear brother of Susanna Fichera and her husband Michael Mahan of Maine, John Fichera and his wife Jane of N.H., and Joanne Lortie and her husband Paul of Md. Andy is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, March 8, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Wednesday, March 9, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Andrew’s memory may be made to the V.A. Boston Healthcare System at


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  • I am so sorry for your loss, I enjoyed volunteering for the Special Olympics at Briggs every fall with your dad. He was a great guy!

  • Dear Nicole:
    I send you my condolences. I know how much your father meant to you and am thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Warm regards,

  • Today I received the profoundly sad news.
    Where to begin…. I’ve cherished our conversations, history, art, music, poetry, religion, language and life.
    I will remember you always the eloquent sinner I’m honored to have known you as fleeting as it was.
    I will listen for the thunder when you are reunited with your beloved…..softly into that goodnight… sweetest dreams my friend.

  • Andy and Patty (whom we sadly never knew) left three beautiful, strong and caring children. May the good Lord hold them in the palm of his hand forever forward.

  • Matt & family,
    I am sorry for your loss. Andy was a wonderful person
    Wendy C Morgan
    (Mrs. Richard E. Morgan, Jr.)
    Norwell & Sagamore Beach

  • May God bless your family and keep the good memories of your father, Andy, close and forever to your heart. He spoke so proudly and often about each of his children. Each meant the world to him. I will miss the many dinners and meetings with Andy. His love of Italian and French and his proud Sicilian heritage. May god rest his soul as many like I , will always remember so much about the man. My heart is saddened by his passing.

  • Andy worked for us at Fredrickson Bros for many years as a driver. He was always here early in the morning and stayed until all deliveries were made. He was always willing to help out and will be missed.
    Andy and I were about the same age and had many of the same interests. He was always recommending a good book or movie. We had many a conversation about his visits to Norwell during his childhood and how things have changed in the area. I will miss those conversations.

  • I knew Patty and Andrew many years ago as a childcare provider for their children when they were just little ones. It has been many years but I have often thought of the family and hold fond memories of all of them. This is very sad news, indeed.

    My thoughts and prayers and sincere condolences to the Fichera children and extended family.

    Dyan Young Kurtz

  • Michael & I are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a good, kind and caring man, who loved you so much! He was so proud of all your accomplishments and always wanted to share them with everyone! We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!
    Sending much love!

  • My husband and I miss seeing Andy at Saint Mary’s. He was a very kind man. Our condolences to his family.