Andover - Anderson ("Andy") James Elam, age 3, passed away peacefully in his mother's arms at Boston Children's Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Andy was born in Boston, Mass., on Sept. 11, 2016, and was a frequent flier at Boston Children's Hospital due to being born with Neonatal Marfan Syndrome. Despite his diagnosis, which he fought with incredible bravery and strength, Andy continuously radiated pure joy and light throughout his short life. He touched the lives of hundreds, inspiring hope and love in all that knew him. Andy had an infectious smile and was quite the goofball. He loved to get a laugh any way he could! He was wickedly smart and had a deep passion for music. Andy enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and beloved nurses, watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (particularly the Donald's Lost Lion episode), attending school with his friends, taking walks in his stroller, listening to the birds, thumbing through books and playing with his many light-up, musical toys. He was incredibly special and will be forever missed.
Andy is survived by his parents, Nathan and Lynette Elam; little brother, Zachary Elam; fraternal grandparents Michael and Colleen Elam; maternal grandparents Brian and Suzette Toomey; and his aunts, Megan Elam and Kelly Toomey.

A celebration of Andy's life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the J. Everett Collins Center, 100 Shawsheen Rd., Andover, MA 01810. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and the service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Visiting hours will commence thereafter and end at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Andy's school at The Professional Center for Child Development, 32 Osgood Street, Andover, MA 01810 (
Published on October 31, 2019


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Terri Madigan
Nov 02, 2019
Although I never met Andy I know the incredible parents of this special little boy, and adorable little brother Zachary. Just speaking Andy's name always brought pure joy to Lynettes face when asked how he was doing. I'm praying in time your beautiful memories will bring comfort to you and Nathan. My heart is aching with deepest sympathy . Your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time♡
Tom Linzey and Shane Barden
Nov 01, 2019
Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts at this time of loss. Heaven has truly gained a strong little angel.
Judy & Mike Timko
Oct 31, 2019
We are heartbroken to hear of Andy’s passing. Please accept our most sincere sympathies. Sending love and prayers to the Elam and Toomey families.
Lauren Macaulay
Oct 30, 2019
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Lauren & Billy Macaulay
Oct 30, 2019
Sending so much love and prayers to the Elam and Toomey families. Andy is incredibly special and brave and so are all of you.
Rasta Wang
Oct 30, 2019
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Joseph and Carole Ann Marcotte
Oct 29, 2019
Much love to you all.
Therese and Richard Green
Oct 29, 2019
The spirit endures forever. Andy you will live forever in the heart and soul and mind of everyone whose life you touched. Dance and sing with the angels and in the arms of our Lord until you meet again with all who love you!
Jamie Demambro
Oct 29, 2019
My heart and prayers are with you all. Rest in the sweetest peace sweet Andy!
Uncle Mike, Aunt Scoopie and Robbie
Oct 29, 2019
Our thoughts are with all of the family during this time. We love you!
Elaine Madden
Oct 29, 2019
I am so sorry for your heartbreaking and tragic loss. Sending you love now and always. He was truly blessed with his wonderful and loving family. Please accept my deepest condolences.