Dr. Vincent I. MacAndrew Sr., 86
Dr. Vincent I. MacAndrew Sr., 86, of Grinnell Street, formerly of Dean Street, Cranston, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 at South Kingstown Rehabilitation Center, West Kingston. He was the husband of Kathryn Marie (Horan) MacAndrew for 50 years.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Joseph V. and Mary V. (McManus) MacAndrew. Dr. MacAndrew was an urologist for over 40 years before retiring in 1997. He served on the faculty of Brown University Medical School and was chief of staff at St. Joseph Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. He was a graduate of Cranston High School, Class of 1938. After completing his undergraduate work at Providence College, he earned a medical degree from Jefferson University Medical School in Pennsylvania. During World War II, he served in the Navy Medical Corps with the rank of lieutenant.
After the war, he completed a residency in pathology at Rhode Island Hospital, and went on to general surgery and urology at the University of Pittsburgh and affiliated hospitals.
In 1951, he was instrumental in the initiation of the urology residency program at Rhode Island Hospital, where he served as associate surgeon in the Department of Urology.
As an alumnus of Providence College, Dr. MacAndrew was actively involved with his alma mater. In 1958, he established the Joseph V. MacAndrew Award, given to a senior varsity athlete of extraordinary academic standing. In 1980, he received the Mal Brown Award, the highest accolade that Providence College confers upon an alumnus. He was a member of the Boston Clover Club and the Cranston Hall of Fame. He served as a trustee at the Immaculate Conception parish for nearly 40 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Vincent I. Mac- Andrew Jr., MD, of East Greenwich, Joseph T. MacAndrew of Westerly, Deirdre M. Kentley of Medway, Mass., William K. Mac- Andrew of Coventry, and M. Julia Iacono of Narragansett. He was the grandfather of 11. Dr. MacAndrew was the brother of Raymond N. MacAndrew, MD, of Warwick and the late John, Joseph, Rose and Antonette MacAndrew of Edgewood.
The funeral was held Saturday from the Nardolillo Funeral Home, South County Chapel, where a Mass of Christian was celebrated. Burial followed in St. Marks Cemetery in Jamestown. Memorial donations can be made to Providence College Office of Institutional Advancement (Scholarship Fund) St. Martin Hall, 549 River Ave., Providence RI 02918.