Andrea Marie Filkins, 58, of Adams, MA, passed away September 23, 2019.
She was born in Pittsfield on July 18, 1961 to the late Maurice and Olive Trembley Levesque.
Mrs. Filkins worked as a Special Education teacher for Hillcrest Educational Centers in Lenox, Colegrove Elementary School in North Adams, and Herberg Middle School in Pittsfield. She also worked for several years as a real estate agent for Century 21 Franklin Street.
Andrea was a passionate person with a joyous disposition. She was abundantly kind and generous with an equally clever, and quick-witted personality. As a true enthusiast of the arts, Andrea enjoyed the theater, singing, art collecting, antiquing, and was a natural storyteller. Paired with her undeniable sense of humor, and her ability to light up any room she was in, she was a wonderful host and guest at many a dinner party.
She earned a bachelors degree in Education and a Master's Degree in Applied Technology that she applied while teaching special needs children at Hilcrest Educational Center, Colberg School in North Adams and earlier in her Career at Herberg Middle School. Andrea loved working in the special education field and was dedicated to her students success.
Mrs. Filkins is survived by her son, Jonathan Andrew Filkins of Pittsfield, and daughter Jennifer Louise Filkins of Hilton Head Island SC, and her boyfriend, Edward J. Driscoll of Adams, her siblings, Mark Levesque of Pittsfield, Carol McLaughlin of Parrish, FL., and Susan Sala of Middlefield, MA. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Levesque.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mrs. Filkins will be held SATURDAY, September 28, 2019 with the Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9:00am at St. Charles Church, celebrated by Fr. Jacques Coly, Parochial Vicar. Burial will follow in St. Joesph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held FRIDAY September 27, 2019 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at DERY FUNERAL HOME 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Hillcrest Educational Center, Moments House, or to HospiceCare in the Berkshires, in care of the funeral home.