In Memory of Andrew Marvel Jr. ’77
ANDREW MARVEL JR. ’77 of Weston, Massachusetts, died Sept. 5, 2021. At Ripon, he majored in economics and participated in tennis and Phi Delta Theta. He also studied at the Boston Architectural Center, and he operated Marvel Construction Co. for more than 40 years. He was an Eagle Scout, talented painter, master chef, competitive tennis player, pianist, shellfish connoisseur, amateur inventor, and lover of all activities involving the ocean and heavy winds. He also contributed to his community, serving on the Josiah Smith Tavern and Old Library Renovation Committee. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Beanie” Marvel; and three daughters.
MARVEL, Andrew Jr. Of Weston, lovingly known by family and friends as “Andy,” passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at his home on the Cape in Falmouth. Born on April 14, 1955 in North Caldwell, NJ to parents Andrew and Nancy Marvel, Andy was the youngest of two children. The son of an inventor father and artistic mother, he inherited a creative spirit, and uncovered his calling for craftsmanship in his youth while working alongside his father on Martha’s Vineyard. Andy graduated from Ripon College in Wisconsin in 1977, majoring in Economics and Modern Architecture, where he was also a member of Phi Delta Theta. He furthered his studies at the Boston Architectural Center, working for a variety of architects. This creativity evolved as the foundation for his business career when he founded Marvel Construction Co. in 1981, which he operated for over 40 years. As accomplished as Andy was in his profession, he was equally gifted in many other areas of his life. He was an Eagle Scout, talented painter, master chef, competitive tennis player, pianist, shellfish connoisseur, amateur inventor, and lover of all activities involving the ocean and heavy winds. Even in his later years, Andy had goals and dreams similar to most 20-somethings: learn to surf, travel the world, parachute, hang glide, kite sail, and most recently kite foil. Andy also contributed to his community, serving on the Josiah Smith Tavern and Old Library Renovation Committee. Andy’s life revolved around his beloved wife, Elizabeth “Beanie” Marvel, who he married in 1987, his three daughters, Stephanie and her husband Graham Allison of Cohasset, Jenna Marvel of Waltham, Julia Marvel of Charlestown, and last, but certainly not least, his cherished dog, Colby. He was also the best “Pop” to his grandchildren, Luke and Emily, with whom he built igloos, sandcastles, and model homes. He is survived by his sister and her husband, Christine and Brian Hotarek, of Scituate and their family. He will be remembered for his kindness to others, generosity and love of life. He made everyone around him feel warm, welcomed, and loved, and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. An outdoor Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 2, at 11:00 am at the First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston. For COVID protocols in place for this service, please go to FirstParishWeston.org In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in Celebration of Andy’s Life to the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Arrangements entrusted to care of the John Bryant Funeral Home of WAYLAND. For condolences please visit www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com