Dorothy Elinor Miles Andrews

  • Born: January 28, 1936
  • Died: January 12, 2015
  • Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

The J. F. Floyd Mortuary

235 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel. (864) 582-5451

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dorothy Elinor Miles Andrews, 78, of Spartanburg, SC, died Monday, January 12, 2015, at Spartanburg Medical Center following a brief illness. Born January 28, 1936, she was a native of Waterbury, CT, and was the daughter of the late Kenneth George Miles and Cecilia Pellatier.

Mrs. Andrews earned her Master's degree from Mattatuck Community College in Waterbury, CT and was retired from Naugatuck Valley Community College after 29 years as an admissions/marketing counselor.
She was active on several boards, the Literacy Volunteers of America, YWCA of Waterbury, and American Business Women's Association. In 1997, she relocated to Boynton Beach, FL, where she enjoyed an active retirement. In 2013, she relocated to Summit Hills Retirement Community in Spartanburg, SC to reside near her son and daughter-in-law. During her time at Summit Hills, she enjoyed activities with her fellow residents, such as Jeopardy and singing in the Cabaret. She attended the Episcopal Church of the Advent.

She was predeceased by her son, Darryl Andrews; and brother, Bob Miles. Left to cherish fond memories are her sons, Mark Andrews (Pam) of New Hampshire, and Steven Andrews (Laura) of Inman, SC; brother, Barry Wood (Fran) of Clearwater, FL; grandson, Mark Andrews of Antioch, CA; granddaughter, Nicole Awadallah (Mustafa) of Barrington, NH; and great-granddaughters, Jade and Jia Awadallah.

The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, January 26, 2015, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307.

The immediate family will hold a private memorial service in Boynton Beach, FL at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethesda Memorial Hospice & Palliative Care, Bethesda Memorial Hospital, 2815 South Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435; or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777 online at

Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mark, Steven and family, I was deeply saddened by the news of your mother Dorothy passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. It's been over 40 plus years, but I remember the Andrews family like it was just yesterday. May God bless you.

Posted by Bill McCasland - Beacon Falls, CT - Old Acquaintances   January 22, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Your Mother was a very sweet and funny lady. I was honored to be able to provide nursing care to her while she was at Summit Hills. God bless you all.
Tracy Burgess, R.N.

Posted by Tracy Burgess - Inman, SC - Caregiver   January 20, 2015

Dorothy and I were colleagues in the Counseling and Admissions Departments of Mattatuck Community College and in Naugatuck Valeey Community College. Always a valued friend, Dorothy helped many adult students to utilize the community college to improve their life situations. She always put the needs of the student first. We retired together and socialized several times in our retirement years. Since her health deteriorated so much in recent years, I am glad she is now at peace.

Posted by James Maxwell - Watertown, CT - colleague   January 19, 2015

To the family of "DOT MILES" as we knew her way back when we were teens
together at the Bible Church in Waterville.
My deepest sympathies on the passing of your "MOM".

Posted by Joan Marie (Turcotte) Bowyer - Waterbury, CT - very old friend   January 18, 2015