Heinrich Peter Andringa, 82, of North Branford passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his family by his side.  He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Burns Andringa.  Heinrich was born in Dusseldorf, Germany on August 13, 1932; son of the late Heinrich and Maria Schonneborne Andringa; served his country faithfully in the US Army.  He was a Tool Maker for North Eastern Tool and Bic Pen Corporation until his retirement.  Loving father of Lisa (Mark) Brennan and William (Jennifer) Andringa.  Devoted grandfather of Mark, Sean and Kyle Brennan, and another grandson Andringa on the way.  Also survived by his loyal companions Buster and Murphy.  Predeceased by a brother and two sisters in Germany.  He enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling, and was an excellent cook.

Family and friends may call at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday from 5 to 8 pm.   Funeral services and interment will be private.  Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, PO Box 718, Old Mystic, CT  06372.