KENNEBUNK — Andrew Foster Payson, 51, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 in his favorite place, Kennebunk.

He was a 1986 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he met his beloved wife and true partner in life, Kim. In 2002 he completed his master’s degree in business administration at Babson College. Drew spent 14 years of his career with Kronos in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and has worked for Mercer in Norwood, Massachusetts for the last five years.

A proud father of two and devoted husband, Drew resided in Hopkinton, Massachusetts for the last 17 years. Drew dedicated himself to his family, always putting time together and family vacations ahead of all else. He took great pride in his children’s passions from childhood to adulthood, cheering them on at a cappella concerts, building hovercrafts in the garage and even adopting his son-inlaw’s passion for Syracuse sports. Over the last three years, Drew spent countless happy weekends in his favorite Maine escape with his family: Kennebunk. From hiking, to biking, to kayaking, to surfing, to running, to skiing, Drew never let a beautiful day pass him by. He lived every day with purpose and cherished every opportunity to spend time with his wife and children.

Drew will be remembered for his commitment to his family and his passion for life.

Drew leaves behind: his wife, Kim (Gromko) Payson of Hopkinton; daughter, Deanna and her husband Bill Spaulding of Weymouth, Massachusetts; son, Ken Payson of Seattle, Washington; his mother, Barbara Payson; and brother, Chris Payson, of North Attleboro, Massachusetts; as well as nieces and a nephew.

Drew is preceded in death by his father, Richard K. Payson.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Holliston, Massachusetts. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, Hopkinton, Massachusetts,

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, a cause Drew was passionate about, in memory of the great care his father and father-in-law received there: