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Andy Vanable, A Good Man Gone Too Soon

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Hi, My name is Jacqui Nye. Andy passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, January 10th. I met Andy at a Rhode Island Rose Society meeting in 2015. He has been so instrumental in my growth as a rosarian. My number one supporter and encourager. I'm an ARS Horticulture Judge because of him. He leaves a big hole in many hearts.

Andy was there for everyone. He was a mentor, a teacher, more than a helping hand, always first to take on a task and last to clean up.

Andy was also an avid old car enthusiast, writer, and blogger. He just attended his 40th HS reunion and was very happy he did.

Of course, foremost in his life were his wife, Susan and children, Stephanie and Tyler. They wish to continue to preserve his rose seedlings and roses that he had hybridized. His rose friends will support them in every way from learning horticulture to getting his seedlings to market. But this all takes money and why this GoFundMe has been started.

He was taken from us all too soon but let's keep his rose legacy alive for everyone to enjoy for many years to come! We may not have him here with us any longer but his roses will shine his light on everyone who grows, see and smell them.

Please consider a donation of any amount.



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    • $25 
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Jacqui Bilodeau Nye
Cranston, RI
Stephanie Vanable-Shorey
Stephanie Vanable
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