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Andrew D. Kellogg

Obituary for Andrew D. Kellogg

December 31, 1960 - November 30, 2020
Stoughton, Massachusetts | Age 59

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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.

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Stoughton, MA 02072
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