Andrew, Tia Dangler Moir
Greeting every person with a cheer and a warm handshake that she called a mini-hug, Tia, 89, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2018 in Bermuda. Tia is survived by son Rob Moir and wife Toni Czekanski of Somerville, Massachusetts; son David D. Moir and wife Mary Ellen Hoke of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts; as well as grandchildren Jesse Czekanski-Moir, Ryan Czekanski-Moir, Brady Czekanski-Moir, and Molly Moir; sister Margaret Fernandez, many nephews and nieces; best friends Margaret Brown, Janet and David Start; as well as, a collection of multiple generations of loving friends. Born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late David E. and Margaret (Frost) Dangler. Tia lived in Lake Forest, Il, Rochester, NY, Dedham MA, Boston, Wellesley, Cambridge (Neville Place), and Bermuda. Tia summered since her birth with her large family at Sandy House and later hosted many at the beach house in Osterville on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Tia’s positivity and boundless energy made an indelible impression on everyone she met. Tia was a sailor, a bird watcher, an energetic walker, and global traveler making friends where ever she went. Tia’s charitable work is legendary. In the 1960s she continued the family tradition of fund-raising for Frontier Nursing Service for the building of health clinics and to enable nurse-midwifes to ride out on horseback in Kentucky. Tia went on to underwrite The James Baldwin Scholars Program at Hampshire College and Universal Language, a Musical Tribute to Daniel Pearl. She gave generously to environmental education programs, the arts, music, and schools. In Bermuda, Tia supported at least seven charities, most notably house parties for the Bermuda Society of Arts and hosting musicians for the Bermuda Philharmonic Society.
Family and friends are invited to visitation Friday, November 16, 2018, 4 PM – 8 PM at the Keefe Funeral Home 2175 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA.
A life well-lived will be celebrated on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM at First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist, 3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. Please go directly to church.
Burial November 19th at the Marvin H. Hughitt, Sr. plot, Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 North Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL., at 10:30 AM.
The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the Tia Andrew Fund at the Essex County Community Foundation (www.eccf.org) or in her memory to one of Tia’s charities recognized on the fund page. Please comment and sign Tia’s online guestbook, visit www.keefefuneralhome.com.
You may make a gift to the Tia D. Andrew Fund and designate how distributed or give directly to one of following in Tia’s memory.
Bermuda Society of Arts (http://www.bsoa.bm/ )
Bermuda Philharmonic Society (http://www.philharmonic.bm/ )
Bermuda Zoological Society (https://bamz.org/ )
Bermuda National Trust (https://www.bnt.bm/ )
Bermuda Audubon Society (including cahow (Bermuda petrel) watching boat trips) (http://www.audubon.bm/ )
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) (https://www.buei.bm/ )
Blue Frontier Campaign, Ocean Awareness Project Inc. (https://bluefront.org/ )
Cambridge School of Weston (www.csw.org )
Campaign for Environmental Literacy (http://www.fundee.org/ )
Charles River Conservancy (www.thecharles.org )
Daniel Pearl Foundation (http://www.danielpearl.org )
Frontier Nursing Services Foundation (https://frontier.edu/ )
The Farm Center Fund at Hampshire College (https://www.hampshire.edu/farm/hampshire-college-farm )
The James Baldwin Scholars Program at Hampshire College (https://www.hampshire.edu/admissions/james-baldwin-scholars-program )
Nora Stein Fund for Writing at Hampshire College
Hitchcock Center for the Environment (www.hitchcockcenter.org )
The Moon Balloon Project Inc. (www.themoonballoonproject.org )
The Ocean Foundation (www.oceanfdn.org )
Quebec Labrador Foundation (http://www.qlf.org )
Salem Sound Coastwatch (www.salemsound.org )
San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust, Inc. In Memory of nephew Alexander C. Moir (1962-2015) (www.riverparkway.org )
Sea Education Association, In Memory of cousin Corwith "Corey" Cramer (1927-1983). (http://www.sea.edu )
Please make checks out to: Tia D. Andrew Fund
C/O ECCF, 175 Andover St., Danvers, MA 01923
Family and friends are invited to visitation Friday, November 16 from 4 to 8 pm at the Keefe Funeral Home [address]
A life well-lived will be celebrated on Saturday, November 17 at XX a.m. at First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist, 3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA.
Burial November 19th at the Marvin H. Hughitt, Sr. plot, Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago.
November 19, 2018 would have been Tia’s 90th birthday.
The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the Tia D. Andrew Fund or in her memory to one of Tia’s charities recognized above.