Andrew D. Kellogg

  • Born: December 31, 1960
  • Died: November 30, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family


Andrew D. Kellogg passed away peacefully on Monday, November 30, 2020, at his home in Stoughton after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Philadelphia on December 31, 1960, he was raised and educated in Lexington and in Watertown. He went on to major in Acting at Emerson College and graduated with a BFA in 1984. He was able to pursue his passion for both theater and music. He played the lead in productions of Man of La Mancha, The Little Foxes and Bertolt Brecht's Baal.

Andy was a talented composer and an early adopter of digital music recording as well as an exceptional vocalist, percussionist and synthesist. He composed and recorded original music and was the lead singer and often keyboardist in two rock bands (The Derivatives and The Treatment) and a fusion band (Foko). The bands performed in and around Boston at venues that included Johnny D's (Somerville), The Channel (Boston) and Jack's (Cambridge).

In 1987 he married Laurie Cotter at his mother's home in Truro and together they enjoyed 33 years of marriage and raised two beloved children, Tim and Tori. Their family always included a dog (Higgins, then Danica, then Kodi) which Andy lovingly cared for. He was a resident of Stoughton for over 25 years and was the owner of Balloon Bouquets of Boston before retiring to focus on being a Stay-at-Home Parent, a role he loved. He was a passionate supporter of Tori's musical theatre and dance performances and of Tim's activities that included karate, soccer, basketball and baseball. Tim and Andy spent many years with Stoughton Youth Baseball League, where Andy was an official scorekeeper.

Andy enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was a devoted fan of the Bruins and the Red Sox, even though Tim was a Cardinals fan. They often took father-son trips to see Red Sox vs Cardinals games, whether in Boston or St. Louis. He was also an avid fan of NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt and Formula One racing. He attended many NASCAR races including the Daytona 500. Space travel and science fiction was another hobby. As one of the original "trekkies," Andy became an expert on researching all things space and built his own model of the International Space Station.

In addition to his wife Laurie Cotter Kellogg and his two beloved children, Timothy A. Kellogg and Victoria C. Kellogg of Stoughton, Andrew is survived by his parents Edwin M. Kellogg (Diane) of Bedford and Virginia M. Gernes (the late David) of Truro; his brothers Gregory C. Kellogg of Truro and Russell J. Kellogg (Elizabeth) of Wakefield RI; his stepbrother and stepsister Todd Gernes (Linda) of Holliston and Jennifer Gernes of Watertown; half-siblings Amelia K. O'Donnell (Leopold) of Lexington, Jeffrey C. Kellogg of Brooklyn NY, Bradford J. Kellogg of Westminster CO; sister-in-law Elizabeth Cotter Clark; brothers-in-law Dan Cotter (Rina) and the late William Cotter; his Aunt Elizabeth M. Hook and nieces and nephews that include Jenn, Kelli, Ariel, Corey, the late Christopher and many others.

Services will be private; however, a celebration of life event will be planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Andrew's memory to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton MA 01536.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I so appreciated Andy's generous way of welcoming me into the family. At every family gathering I exprienced his humor, warmth and genuine interest in finding connection. I'll be forever grateful for his welcoming our son into the family as well, sharing his passion for baseball and introducing him to the Paw Sox. Sending my love and sorrow for your loss Laurie, Tim and Tori.

Posted by Elizabeth Quincy - Wakefield, RI - Family   December 08, 2020

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For as long as I knew him, I always looked up to my Uncle Andy. It's truly hard finding the right words right now. The last week has felt like a bad dream. For as long as I can remember it's been Laurie and Andy. I had the blessing of living with them while I was still a teenager. Back then it was just us and Higgins. I guess you could say I was the practice round of parenthood for them. Andy was the smartest person I knew, and I went to him when I had a question about literally anything. And he either knew the answer or he knew how to find out. He taught me everything I know about credit scores, and buying a used car. When I graduated high school I looked out and the only faces that I knew were Laurie and Andy's. Through the years, living distances apart, visiting them always felt like coming home. To say that they were just my aunt and uncle would be an understatement. They were so much more to me. I looked up to them, and Andy was like a father to me... I don't know how we will fill this incredible void in our lives but I know that in our hearts Andy's memory will ALWAYS live on with us. My continued prayers are with Laurie, Tim and Tori during this time. Andy did so much in his 59.9 years and I hope you can find comfort in knowing that of all those things, being a husband and father was the part he cherished the most ♥
Love you all
Jennifer Jacobs, Burton, MI.

Posted by Jennifer Jacobs - Burton, MI - Family   December 08, 2020

Although I did not know you all that well, you are the father of one of my best friends, Tim. I would see you at baseball games while I was growing up in stoughton, and not once did I not see a smile on your face while watching your son. You will forever be remembered by everyone in the SYB community along with many other people.

Posted by Liam McKenna - Stoughton, MA - Acquaintance   December 06, 2020

Laurie, I am so sad for you. Andy was my best friend for so many years. We had so many great times together, which I will always cherish. My heart goes out to you and your family for your tremendous loss.

Posted by John Edwards - Palm Beach, FL - friend   December 06, 2020

So sorry to hear of Andy's passing. Many happy times hanging out with friends from school. I remember his great conversation, musicianship and enjoyed his bands gigs and music very much. My deepest sympathies to Laurie and his family. Xoxo

Posted by Dj Basile Conte - Watertown, now Wellfleet, MA - friend   December 06, 2020

As a friend and neighbor, Andy will truly be missed and never forgotten. Sincere condolences to the Kellogg family during this difficult time. xoxo

Posted by Stella and Pete Marangos - Stoughton, MA - Friend   December 06, 2020

Andy, you were a dear friend and will be missed by so many. So glad we got to enjoy lots of fun times with you. Fly high my friend ❤
The Scardina's

Posted by Tonya Scardina - Stoughton, MA - Friend   December 06, 2020

There are no words to describe the heart ache that we all are feeling with you gone. It has always been Uncle Andy and Auntie Laurie since I can remember and I feel like a huge part of our family is now gone.. I worry about Laurie, your kids, and wish I could be there to just hug them! I know the feeling of losing a father and it is one of the hardest things I still go through..I hope you know how much I loved you. I am going to miss every life lesson you would teach when I would see you! You are a legend to my family, and I hope you know how much you mean to all of us! May you rest in peace now and watch over all of us! Love you so much!

Posted by Kelli Clark - Owosso, MI - Family   December 06, 2020

Andy, you were a very dear friend and will be missed by so many. Fly high my friend ❤

Posted by Tonya Scardina - Stoughton, MA - Friend   December 06, 2020

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You will always be in our hearts

Posted by LTT Kellogg - Stoughton - Family   December 06, 2020

Our condolences to the Kellogg family. May the happy and loving memories keep him warm in your hearts.

Posted by Fran and Carl Ly - Stoughton, MA - Acquaintance   December 06, 2020

My deepest condolences to all of Andy's family.

Jane Quincy

Posted by Jane Quincy - Cambridge, MA - Family   December 05, 2020

My condolences, Laurie your husband sounds like he was a amazing Dad. Take care

Posted by Mary Purdy - West Roxbury, MA - Coworker   December 05, 2020

Andy loved the parakeet

Posted by Edwin Kellogg - Bedford, MA - Family   December 05, 2020

I love you Andy We will miss you so much Thank you for all the memories you gave all of us..

Posted by Elizabeth Clark - Corunna, MI - Family   December 05, 2020

Laurie my deepest condolences to you, Tori and Tim. You are a wonderful mother and wife, I am sure Andy will always be close to your heart forever, may he rest in peace. Sending big hugs to you and your family during this difficult time. XOXO Sandy

Posted by Sandy Muse - North Andover, MA - Friend   December 05, 2020


Family Album


Community Photos

Andy with Dad, Ed Kellogg; Philadelphia
Andy loved the parakeet
With Dad, 1989
Tim, Laurie, Andy, Tori, Grandpa Ed
As a friend and neighbor, Andy will truly be missed and never forgotten. Sincere condolences to the Kellogg family during this difficult time. xoxo

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Birthday dinner for Mom with Andy
My birthday dinner with the complete family, wow!
Anniversary dinner

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Family photo shoot
Tom and Tori, Tim’s HS graduation
Proud parents!
Papa, Andy, Tim
Current dog kodi
On our way to Westbrook playschool. Wonderful memories with Nancy Gleason

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Generations of nieces, nephews