Andrew (Andy) Marvel Jr. died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 5, at his home in Falmouth. He was 66.

He was born April 14, 1955 in North Caldwell, N.J. to Andrew and Nancy Marvel, the youngest of two children.

The son of an inventor father and artistic mother, he inherited a creative spirit. He uncovered his calling for craftsmanship in his youth while working alongside his father on Martha’s Vineyard.

Andy graduated from Ripon College in Wisconsin in 1977, majoring in Economics and Modern Architecture. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta there.

He furthered his studies at the Boston Architectural Center, working for a variety of architects. This creativity evolved as the foundation for his business career. He founded Marvel Construction Co. in 1981 and operated the company for more than 40 years.

He was also accomplished as an Eagle Scout, painter, master chef, competitive tennis player, pianist, shellfish connoisseur, amateur inventor and lover of all activities involving the ocean and heavy winds. Even in his later years, Andy had goals and dreams similar to most 20-somethings: learn to surf, travel the world, parachute, hang glide, kite sail and, most recently, kite foil.

He also contributed to his community, serving on the Josiah Smith Tavern and Old Library Renovation Committee.

Andy’s life revolved around his beloved wife, Elizabeth (Beanie) Marvel, whom he married in 1987; his three daughters, Stephanie and her husband Graham Allison of Cohasset, Jenna Marvel of Waltham and Julia Marvel of Charlestown; and last, but certainly not least, his cherished dog, Colby.

He was the best Pop to his grandchildren, Luke and Emily, with whom he built igloos, sandcastles and model homes.

He is also survived by his sister Christine and her husband, Brian Hotarek, of Scituate and their family.

He will be remembered for his kindness to others, generosity and love of life. He made everyone around him feel warm, welcomed and loved. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

An outdoor memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at the First Parish Church in Weston. For information on Covid protocols in place for the service, please go to

Donations can be made to the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.