PORTLAND - - Andrew John Cloutier, 56, died unexpectedly at his Portland home on November 20, 2018, the apparent victim of a sudden cardiac event. He was a kind, caring, and fun-loving soul, and he will be forever missed by his extended family and many friends. He will be remembered with a smile.
Andrew was born in Portland, the son of the late William P. Cloutier and the late Alberta G. Cloutier. He grew up in the Meetinghouse Hill section of South Portland with his four brothers and two sisters. He attended Holy Cross School and graduated from Cheverus High School in 1980. Later, Andrew earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern Maine and thereafter received the degree of Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School in May 1991. Andrew practiced law for nearly thirty years as a partner in the downtown Portland law firm of Cloutier, Conley & Duffett, P.A. until his untimely passing.
Andrew was a man of principle and high ethical standards, and his legal clients appreciated his thoughtful and compassionate way. While fiercely independent, his family and friends knew him as genuine and engaging with a great wit and sense of humor. He relished every opportunity to argue the contrary position.
Andrew loved sports. He competed well in baseball, basketball, tennis, and golf in his younger years, and he was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics. As an adult, he derived tremendous enjoyment from golf with family and friends at Purpoodock Club and later in the Maine State Golf Association weekly tournament schedule. He cherished every opportunity to tee it up with his beloved son, Nic.
Andrew was predeceased by his loving parents. He is survived by his son, Nicholas M. Feeney, of Washington, D.C., and by six brothers and sisters and their spouses, Paul J. Cloutier and his wife, Ann K. Cloutier; James F. Cloutier and his wife, Margaret A. Cloutier; Mark A. Cloutier and his wife, Anna M. Cloutier; Thomas W. Cloutier and his wife, Lisa J. Friedlander; Mary J.C. Hinman and her husband, Timothy E. Hinman; and Anne C. White and her husband, Michael A. White. In addition, he is survived by thirteen nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 30, on the Feast of St. Andrew, followed by interment at Old Calvary Cemetery, in South Portland.