Andrew “Drew” N. Friedman, Jr.
April 9, 1929 ~ February 27, 2016
On Saturday morning February 27, 2016, Westporter Andrew “Drew” Norman Friedman, Jr., 86, passed away in his sleep. He is survived by his wife Laura Papallo Friedman and his son, Andrew “Trey” Norman Friedman III and his wife Lorna Owen of Sharon, Connecticut. He was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara “Bobbie” Klein Friedman in 2011.
Drew was born on April 9, 1929 in Mount Vernon, New York. He grew up working at his father’s Summer Camps, Robin Hood and Hiawatha, in New Hampshire. He attended both Westminster Preparatory School and Cornell University.
Drew was well known as a “mover and shaker” in Downtown Westport. He was also a restaurateur who owned the popular Onion Alley on Main Street and more recently he renovated and re-opened Weston’s Cobb’s Mill Inn and acquired the Stonehenge Inn in Ridgefield. He was a man of vision and had the might and the will to make his projects come to pass. His final project was to open the “Celebration of Life Park” by the waterfall at the Cobb’s Mill.
Drew was charismatic and always enthusiastic for everything that life had to offer. He helped many people to achieve their personal and business goals. His marriage to Laura brought him into a large and loving family. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved him. The family will hold a burial service at 4:00 p.m. at Beth Israel cemetery in Norwalk on Tuesday, March 1. A memorial mass, open to the public, will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 35 Norfield Road, Weston, on Thursday, March 3rd at 11:00 a.m.