Andrea Marguerite Drennan, 57, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, after a brief illness.
Andrea was born on Nov. 20, 1960, in New York City. After graduating from Loyola High School in Manhattan, Andrea attended college in New York and Pennsylvania. After college, Andrea worked in the fashion industry in New York, then managed her father’s law offices, Iannuzzi and Iannuzzi, in lower Manhattan.
After more than 50 years in New York, Andrea followed a lifelong dream and moved to Maine in 2013. She loved exploring all the nooks and crannies of Acadia and Mount Desert Island, and in her brief time with us ranged the coast of Maine from Kittery to Mount Desert Rock, Eastport and Lubec.
Andrea was an accomplished photographer and took fantastic pictures of people and places all over the world, but the inspiration she found here on MDI was most powerful. A photo of a Barred owl sitting on the garden gate in a light snowfall exemplified her keen eye.
Gardening was a passion for Andrea. She soaked up the knowledge of local experience, and set out to create extraordinary beds of vegetables and flowers, transforming the yard into a colorful and edible landscape.
Andrea was a people person, and relished her time here in Bar Harbor making new friends. Most recently she guided tours and helped manage shore-side operations for visiting cruise ships. The pandemonium of ship days fed her love of problem solving, and getting to know all the guides and bus drivers gave her a real sense of space and belonging.
Andrea is survived by her beloved son, Thomas Lynaugh, and her parents, Geri Iannuzzi and John and Carmen Iannuzzi, all of New York. Her sister Maria Dombrowski of Chicago, and her siblings Dana, Christina, Nick and Sandro Iannuzzi, of New York, and her loving husband, Matt Drennan of Bar Harbor.
A celebration of Andrea’s life will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the Hulls Cove Schoolhouse from 4-6:30 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Friends of Acadia.