BAILEY ISLAND — Andrew Highet, 92, of Stoneham and Bailey Island died Dec. 5, following a lengthy illness.
He was born and raised in Somerville, Mass to William and Jean (McQuaker) Highet.
Serving in the U.S. Army as a gunner during WWII, he fought in the European, African and Middle Eastern theaters. For 32 years he was employed as a driver for the M.B.T.A., retiring in 1978. After his retirement and and his wife, Elsie, moved to Bailey Island where they enjoyed many years in their home overlooking the bay.
Highet was a member of the Mystic Valley Masonic Lodge in Arlington and the Aleppo Temple in Wilmington. He and his wife were wonderful companions and always together; they enjoyed traveling, visiting Hawaii and Europe and joining the age 55-and-over bus tours. They loved attending the Highland Games at Loon Mountain every year and enjoyed camping with their family. Together they crafted “sun catchers” made of stained glass that family and friends proudly displayed in their homes.
He is predeceased by his wife Elsie, his parents, and siblings William, James, Jean and Elizabeth.
He is survived by three sons, Robert Highet of Brunswick, James Highet and his wife Sherri of Billerica, Mass., and Paul Highet and his wife Amy of Stoneham; and his grandchildren Justin, Scott, and Alexander.
A memorial service was held on Dec. 8 at Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home in Stoneham followed by a Masonic Service. Burial with military honors took place at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02144.