Marianne A. St. Andre, age 62

of Agawam

Marianne A. St. Andre, age 62

Marianne A. St. Andre, age 62, of Agawam, formerly of Abington and Braintree, died unexpectedly, Friday, June 19, 2020.

Marianne was born in Boston, to the late Edward A. and Dora S. “Dolly” (Lane) St. Andre. Raised and educated in Braintree, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University.

She had lived in Agawam for twenty-four years, previously in Abington and Braintree.

Marianne was the owner and operator of Marianne’s Custom Crafts for many years. A creative person, she was skilled at sewing and loved selling her products.

She loved animals and minions. Most of all, Marianne enjoyed helping and caring for others.

Beloved wife of Howard A. Kanegsberg.

Devoted mother of Jason Penney and his wife Denise of Nashua, N.H.

Loving grandmother of Rachel, Vanessa, and Laura Penney.

Visiting Hours, operating in accordance with current guidelines, will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, June 23, from 2 – 4 p.m. At Marianne’s request, interment will take place privately.

For those who wish, donations in Marianne’s memory may be made to your local food bank, animal shelter, or the charity of your choice.


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  • Our hearts and prayers go out for our dear, dear friend, Marianne, as we cherish her love of family, devotion to friendship, and the positive impact she has had on all the people lucky enough to have known her.
    Many of our adventures involved visiting the ocean, like Cape Cod, Nantasket, Scituate and Rhode Island.
    Marianne would talk about living happily along the beautiful Connecticut River in Agawam. She especially loved the beautiful scenery.
    Marianne’s wit and good humor made our everlasting childhood friendship an easy going one. Growing up together was the best! We played games, rode our bikes, and sang lots of songs together, from Mary Poppins to Elton John.
    As a birthday present, she once took me to see Steven Wright perform in Boston. Non-stop laughter!!! So many laughs together over all these years!
    I remain inspired by Marianne’s strong nature and her instinctive call to help so many others.
    May the brilliance of Marianne’s joyfulness and easy laughter always shine in our hearts and in our smiles as we continue to celebrate her very special friendship.
    I will always carry a piece of Marianne’s heart in mine, in place of the piece of my heart that stays with her.
    May peace and comfort be yours.
    Mary and Ed Plummer

  • Thinking of you, Howie, and the rest of Marianne’s family. Will never forget taking or going with her to the “fabric store” here in Reno. What an experience. I think she had an extra suitcase just for the purpose. Of course, she made some the wonderful placemats for us–we use them so often. They make me think of her every time I get them out.

    Hugs from your Reno extended family.

    Pat and Bob

  • Howie
    Sorry to hear of the passing of marianne.she was one of my nicest customer at stop and shop along with her mom Dolly.

  • Howie
    We are so deeply sorry to hear of Maryann’s passing. We know this it a very hard time for you. Our hearts go out to you. Sending much love. . Art and Kathryn.

  • Our hearts are with you from across the country. Loved spending time with Marianne who was always so patient with us hijacking vacations with the kid agenda. Loved that she WANTED to ride in the backseat as opposed to the rest of the family. Her laugh was awesome, her sewing extraordinary, and her thoughfuless and caring exceptional. All of our love. D, P & T