Andrew John Borsa of Westford, MA

 

5742 BorasAndrew John Borsa passed away peacefully on March 7, 2016, at the Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford, MA, with his family by his side. He was 71 years old, born in 1944 in Tel Aviv Israel, to Maria and Alojzy Borsa. After living in Palestine, England, and Canada, the family moved to Norwich, CT.  Andy attended schools in Connecticut, graduating from the Norwich Free Academy in 1962.  He attended and graduated from Lowell Tech with a degree in engineering.  It was there that he met Margaret Rita Donovan.  They married in 1968 and moved to Pelham, NH, where they raised four children. In 2014, he and his wife moved to Westford, MA.

During his career, Andy worked with many large technical engineering corporations before starting his own successful consulting firm. Andy was a world class RF engineer and a great friend to the many people he worked with.  He was meticulous in his design, uncompromising in his standards, deep in his knowledge and a major contributor to the now universal deployment of broadband cable modems.  He will be missed by all who worked with him and especially those who skied with him.

Andy loved everything about the mountains and nature. He also loved anything political, and enjoyed a good sparring conversation about any political topics. He was one of the first Libertarian party candidates to be elected to office as a state representative in New Hampshire and also served on the local budget committee.

Andy is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rita; son Matthew Borsa and wife Tina; son Bryan Borsa and wife Carol; daughter Christine and husband AJ Dupere; daughter Barbara and husband Eric Bardzik; sister Elizabeth Doering; sister Barbara and husband Bob Kalinowski; 6 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be at Dolan’s Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01863 at 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM on Friday, March 11, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01863. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Andy’s name to Beacon Hospice, 13 Branch Street, Suite 100, Methuen, Massachusetts 01844.

Visitation

March 11, 2016
9:30 to 10:30 AM
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

March 11, 2016
11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, MA
  1. Family in Poland says:

    Sincere condolences. We are really sorry for the loss. Yours cousins Elżbieta Danusia and Roman with the families.

  2. Nick Signore says:

    I worked with Andy at Applitek when he was developing his QPSK modem technology for the company. He became a personal mentor and friend during our time together. We also had a chance to bond during our many Ski adventures together. Andy loved to get out into nature and explore. He was never afraid of a challenge either in business or the degree of difficulty of a ski trail. His influence on us will be missed always, and can never be replaced.

  3. Tina Borsa says:

    Andy,I did not have the honor to know you before the stroke but I had the privilege to know you over the past 10 years. I will miss us sneeking one too many sweets together during holidays. When I do a puzzle I think of the times I thought I was helping you only to mess up your scheme. Your ability to stay active doing exercise and taking walks inspires me because no illness or deficit held you back. I aspire to age with your same hardiness. Rest in peace, your daughter-in-law, Tina♡

  4. Barbara Bardzik says:

    Dad I know you got your wish and are out exploring the stars. We will greatly miss you here on earth, it just won’t be the same. I know it’s been tough on you with a body that wouldn’t cooperate these past years but through the good times and bad we’ve had many cherished memories and were still able to make you laugh! I love you and will miss you dearly. Until we meet again…

  5. Colleen Munkel says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of our kind Uncle Andy and our prayers are with you Aunt Rita, Barbara, Christine, Matt and Bryan. I will always remember our fun and happy times as a family and wish I could press life’s rewind button sometimes. He is now in heaven and will always be with you and serving as your guardian angel. Our prayers and loving thoughts are with you all. Love the Munkel family.

  6. CAROL MORRIS RIVARD says:

    Rita & Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Remember to keep all the GREAT memories alive and relive them as if it was yesterday.
    Blessings,
    CAROL MORRIS RIVARD

  7. Rita Cerroni says:

    Barbara & Eric…I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of a parent is a terrible loss but know he is at peace.

  8. Dale Hokanson says:

    Hard to believe Andy is gone. I worked with him at Applitek early in his career and he was an engineer’s engineer. Sorry for your loss. God Bless

  9. Liz Doering says:

    Love you forever my dear brother. You fought the good fight for so long. Now it’s time to rest. Your legacy lives on. Till we meet again…

  10. Deborah Shelton says:

    Barbara, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother! We have discussed this terrible disease many times and I am so sorry about Andy’s passing. He is at peace now! Take care!

  11. Barbara Borsa says:

    I missed you after you had your stroke, Andy, because
    we couldn’t have our discussions. I miss you even more
    now because we have nothing. But I know you are finally
    at peace.

  12. Judy O'Donnell & Bill Dupere says:

    So sorry for the loss of your father, Christine and all the family. May your memories fill your hearts and inspire you to follow in his footsteps. Your love of skiing obviously comes from him!

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