Richard J. Andrade Jr. died Nov. 18 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital after a long battle with cancer; his beloved wife Connie was by his side. He was 57.

Richard was an Island native and graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. After graduating he attended Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston and became an electrician. He worked on the Island for years and then moved to Wyoming to further his experience. While there, he worked with the man who would become his brother in law.

Richard was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting and fishing, especially with his father and brothers.

He was predeceased by his mother, Martha Fay Andrade, his sister Terry Andrade, and his favorite dog, June-June. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Connie Farina Andrade; his father, Richard J. Andrade Sr.; his sisters Carol Andrade, Judy Martinek, and Debbie Luce; his brothers, Bob Andrade and Tom Andrade; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his dogs, Smoky and Bandit, whom he loved very much.

Richard’s family would like to thank Fred Fragosa for all his love and support through the years. He was always there whenever they needed him.

Plans for his service will be announced at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Richard J. Andrade Jr. memorial account at the Edgartown National Bank.