Andrew L. Stern, 71, of Mashpee died unexpectedly at home on November 10.

He was the husband of Jennifer Ellis Stern.

Born in Boston, he was the son of Barbara Feldberg Stern and the late Burton Sidney Stern. He spent the summers of his childhood on Cape Cod with his grandparents and later chose to raise his family here.

After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1972, Mr. Stern launched a successful telecommunications business.

He enjoyed sharing his knowledge about history, science or current events with others as well as learning from them. Other pastimes were creative writing, boating and sailing.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his children, Melissa Stern and Tony Stern; his stepsons, Shane McEneaney and Cian McEneaney; his three brothers, Matthew Stern, Jonathan Stern and Thomas Stern; his mother, Barbara Stern; and extended family members.

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