Andrea Rose Dravitzki

21 Feb 1978 - 08 Aug 2019

Andrea Rose Dravitzki

21 Feb 1978 - 08 Aug 2019


Peacefully at home surrounded by family and prayers after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday 8 August 2019, aged 41. Cherished mother of Vincent, Dominic, & Xavier. Much loved wife of Peter Maessen. Very dearly loved daughter of Richard & Ruth. Beloved sister, sister-in-law and auntie of Aaron, Rachael, Elijah, and Harmony; Martha, Allen, Alana, Alexandria, and Falcon; Rebecca, Adrian, Jude, and Jasper; Catherine, Alec, Esme, and Noah. Friend of Roland Martin. Sadly missed, forever in our hearts.

Messages to the Dravitzki family can be left on Andrea’s tribute page at

Requiem Mass for Andrea will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Standish Street, Inglewood on Wednesday 14  August  2019 at 11am followed by her burial at Inglewood Cemetery.  Rosary will be prayed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Nelson Street, Waitara on Tuesday evening at 7pm.


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Andrea was a one like no other. Her heart was as embrasing as her hugs. Her smile would shine a light into any situation.
I feel very blessed that God brought you into my life 23 years ago. You introduced me to the wonder Dravitziki family.

My thoughts and prayers are with all who are greaving. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Mary Thomas ( 22 Aug 2019 )

Rest in peace dear Andrea, you truely are a beautiful person inside out , a brave , loving, caring , kind ,respecting ,and a great mum for three gorgeous boys .
My heart is filled with sorrow, hearing that you passed away , my thoughts go to your boys and family .

Sawsan Masoud ( 16 Aug 2019 )

⁣⁣My words at the Rosary in honour of Andrea...
Thank you all for coming and especially for all the support. Andrea was the love of my life. She looked after me well and my cooking was made redundant. She was a great cook. She loved her family and her wider family and community. You all know she had the most beautiful, infectious smile and she bought out the best in everyone.

In the time I knew Andrea, which seems so short now, I can say she made me a better person. We grew together in our relationship and compromise and prayer. Her integrity is a triubute to Ruth and Richard. She loved her boys so much. Some mothers fuss over their children’s shoes or clothing. Andrea looked after every detail of thwir emotions, she really took care of them. Sometimes to a point where they didn’t go to school and needed some Andrea time. She loved all children, she loved all her nephews and nieces. Her heart went out to single Mums as she could relate so well to thwir struggles and helped many of them. Andrea adored me and I adored her. Love Peter xx

Peter Maessen ( 14 Aug 2019 )

Many blessings to you Ruth and your family at this very sad time.

Emily Rose ( 14 Aug 2019 )

Beautiful on the inside and out, your winning smile would brighten any room and your kindess to others warmed our hearts. You were so brave and strong to the end but alas you have been taken from us far too soon. the unfairness of it is something we will never understand. know that we are here for Peter and your gorgeous boys. rest now. we will miss you Andrea. love Glenn Cress, Lilly & Kaleb xx

The Thompson Family ( 14 Aug 2019 )

I just wanted to pass on my condolences to the lovely Dravitski family. Andrea was a great friend to me starting when we volunteered at youth line in palmy. I would later pop in to see Andrea when she lived in Havelock North. She was always cheeky happy and with a great sense of humour. So sad to have to say goodbye to you today. Rebecca did a lovely talk at the funeral that summed her up perfectly. Big hugs xo Nathan

Nathan Hills ( 14 Aug 2019 )

Richard, Ruth and family, the extended Dravitzki family and all those closest to Andrea, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you today as you farewell your darling Andrea. Chris Stenner ( Long)

Christine Stenner ( 14 Aug 2019 )

Andrea, I feel so privileged to have met you. Your beautiful bright smile, gentle nature and warm personality are what come straight to my mind and I will treasure these memories. Much love to Andrea’s family, and may your wonderful, loving memories of her bring you some peace and comfort.

Kimberley Laurence ( 14 Aug 2019 )

⁣⁣Ang with that wonderful beautiful smile & fantastic laugh. I'm forever grateful to have spent those teenage years with you. So much fun. Your way to connect with people with your warm & gentle nature was a true gift.

My heart goes out to your boys, husband and whanau. I'm so so sorry for your loss.

Farewell my friend. So many fond memories I will never forget.

Beth/Liz Rowan ( 14 Aug 2019 )

My heart goes out to your sisters, brother, children, parents and husband. Your fight is over, but it is still sad to see you leave. My neighbour and friend. My teen years would not have been the same without you. You will be dearly missed.

Greg Ewing ( 13 Aug 2019 )

Andrea had a warm, soft ‘way’ about her that meant she was adored by most people. A very special woman. My thoughts are very much with her beloved boys, family and friends x

Sarah Wilson ( 13 Aug 2019 )

This world has lost a very special woman. My heart goes out to your family at this very sad time. Andrea your bubbly personality and infectious smile is what I remember about you the most. I was priviledged to have known you as a friend at high school and in a professional capacity in the last few years. May god bless your boys and family. Fond memories forever x

Tascha Saunders ( 12 Aug 2019 )

A beautiful person with a big heart and smile. Prayers and love to all the family for their loss. May Andrea on shine through her boys.May she rest in peace

Michelle Julian ( 11 Aug 2019 )

RIP Andrea Angel a beautiful soul gone far too soon. You always saw the best in everyone and always put others before yourself kind,sweet, humble friend! Arohanui❤️Our deepest condolences to you all.

Suzanne, Willow, Wiremu ( 11 Aug 2019 )

Andrea, an absolute treasure. I am so blessed to have had you in our lives. Your ripples bigger than you would ever let us tell you. Your transition from this world to the next leaves a great hole in the lives of those you have left behind. My heartbreaks. Sending all my love to Vinny, Dom, Xav, Peter, Ruth, Richard and all Andreas family. Andrea was truly a precious gift that I will always hold close to my heart.

Zara Smith ( 11 Aug 2019 )

much love to you and your family Andrea! keep shining your light xox a beautiful woman with a whole lot of love.... many years have passed since I've seen you but I remember clearly your kindness, laughter and awesomeness xx

Sonya Mathias ( 11 Aug 2019 )

Andrea- You were a truly inspirational, beautiful and faithful person. Rest peacefully with God, until we meet again. Lots of love to all the family.

Megan Boyde(Dravitzki) ( 11 Aug 2019 )

Our very deepest sympathy. i cannot possibly imagine your loss Ruth and Richard. I remember when Andrea was born and we both had our little girls called Andrea. I would love to make contact at a time that suits you Ruth. Love and thoughts are with you. Corinne and Ken

Corinne Crowe ( 10 Aug 2019 )

Such an amazing lady. ❤️Beautiful inside and out with such a wonderful nature. Andrea, you have three amazing boys and a wonderfull husband Peter. you will be missed so much xx
Fiona Simpson ❤️🌻

Fiona Simpson ( 10 Aug 2019 )

Our hearts go out to Andrea's family at this incredibly sad time. Arohanui Andrea.

Nadine and Brian ( 10 Aug 2019 )

I feel a deep sense of loss and sadness at Andrea's passing. She has always had a smile even when things were not going well for her. I know she will be at peace with Our Lord now.

Noreen Hanover ( 10 Aug 2019 )

To have had Andrea as a friend has been a true priviledge. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been touched by her huge heart, her gentle nature, her wise words, and her amazing outlook on life. My love and thoughts go to Peter, Richard & Ruth and her loving siblings; and especially to her beautiful boys Vincent, Dom & Xav who were given the best Mum in the world. XXX much love, Jules

Julie Hartnell ( 10 Aug 2019 )

A softly spoken beautiful lady taken far too soon, first met on the sideline during rugby season 7 yrs ago with the cute little blonde two- some (dommy and aarnya) you always had a smile in all kinds of weather supporting your boys on the sideline. May your smile continue in your boys. Rest in peace beautiful lady. Deepest sympathy and thoughts to Peter, Vinny, Dommy and Xavier
much love to you all
Stelly, Aarnya(missy) and Reid x

Kestelle Jury ( 10 Aug 2019 )

Shocked and saddened to hear of Andrea’s passing. She always had a smile, and was a kind and genuine person. Our sincerest condolences to her family and especially her three boys she cherished and was deservedly proud of. Our thoughts are with you all.

Mitchell Family ( 10 Aug 2019 )

So sorry to hear my thoughts are with you Andrea and your family fond memories from Ratapiko primary days . Daryl Linn.

Daryl Linn ( 10 Aug 2019 )

i feel so blessed to have had the privilege of knowing you Andrea. im thankful for the food you gave me yo feed my family for a week only a few months ago. youre beautiful smile and amazing kind hearted spirit will be so sadly missed by many people.
You can rest your kind amazing generous soul peacefully now , now you can fly high and peacefully with our King.
i know one day i will see you again in perfect health and peace in paradise.
All my love goes out to all of the family at this heart breaking time.

Holly ( 10 Aug 2019 )

I was truely saddened in hearing of your passing of that horrible disease that seems to take away people before their time. Rest easy Andrea, my heart goes out to your fam ♥️

Kirsten Baker (Muir) ( 10 Aug 2019 )

Goodbye my kind, fun school friend. I can see you’ve become a wonderful mum, wife, aunty and friend to many. Love to all your special people at this sad time.

Melissa Dobson ( 10 Aug 2019 )

Andrea you will be greatly missed. I have seen and felt it to be such a privilege to have known you, and to be a pew buddy in church during Mass. May God bless your beautiful family, especially Vincent,Dominic, Xavier, Peter. Ruth, Richard.
With heartfelt saddness we say good buy for now,
and with anticipation we look forward to being with you and Jesus for eternity.

Jeannie and Richard Boon ( 10 Aug 2019 )

I am shocked and saddened to hear of your passing Andrea may you rest in peace and love xxx
Thoughts, prayers and love are with you all at this devastating time. x

Kelly Soffe (Nicholls) ( 10 Aug 2019 )

Andrea you will be so missed. Such a beautiful person inside and out and I feel honored to have known you. Vinny, Dom and Xavier I am so sorry for your loss. She will be so proud of what wonderful boys you have become. Sending so much love to you and your family. xxxx

Venessa Jones-Dutton ( 10 Aug 2019 )

Andrea was beautiful inside and out and i know was a wonderful blessing in the lives of her family and friends.
I am deeply sadened by the loss of my forever family friend and my thoughts are with you all now and always Richard, Ruth, Aaron, Martha, Rebecca and Cath. And with her boys, who I know will have been forever touched from having had such a special mother.
It is a tragic loss for the world to lose such a delightful person.
Love always, Lana.

Lana ayling ( 10 Aug 2019 )

Well my friend, the fight is over, but your smile will last forever.
Love to your 3 boys and Peter.
Much love to Richard and Ruth and family.
Aways in our hearts xx

Shez Berryman ( 10 Aug 2019 )

Andrea you were beautiful person and Mum, with a big heart. Far too young and with so much more to give. You will live on in the hearts of all those who had the pleasure of knowing you. Rest in peace. Deepest sympathies to her family ❤

Michelle Butler ( 10 Aug 2019 )

Stunned and saddened to hear of Andrea’s passing. I met Andrea through my work at Plunket. Her warmth and gentle way, and her passion for loving parenting made her parenting groups successful. I know she helped many new parents with the challenges that come with parenting. I always looked forward to seeing Andrea at training days - her smile and warmth was infectious. Such a loss. Taken too soon. My love and thoughts to the family and her friends xx

Brigid Wilkinson ( 10 Aug 2019 )

⁣⁣Thoughts and prayers are with Andrea’s family.
A beautiful soul taken before her time.

Mel Topping ( 10 Aug 2019 )

Andrea, what a beautiful person you are, both inside and out. I have enjoyed our friendship very much and the movie nights we had this last year were great fun. Your children are a credit to you and your beautiful smile will live on through them. Thank you for the loving nature you always displayed to my son when he visited - he will miss you greatly. To Peter, Vincent, Dom, Xav and family, my deepest condolences

Kat McNab ( 10 Aug 2019 )

Andrea you were a warm, gentle and caring niece and the BEST Mum to your 3 boys. you were a family first person. full of love and generous with your time and always operated with the highest integrity and thought deeply and cared much.we always loved to talk at family gatherings. your smile and sense of fun and your little chuckle will be very much missed. This world has been a better place for having you. shine on in Heaven. xxxx Aunty Fiona

Fiona Dravitzki ( 10 Aug 2019 )

One of earth's true angels. We grew up together in the same church we now farewell you in. Andrea you've touched many hearts and are loved by so many. May the angels greet you with arms wide open. Forever respected for the beautiful lady you are

Sarah Silver ( 09 Aug 2019 )

This is shattering to hear i was unaware of youre battle with horrible cancer my friend, You were a beautiful lady and you will be always rememered by me xox

Shianne Bellamy ( 09 Aug 2019 )

A woman of courage and kindness, with a beautiful smile to match. May God comfort your family

Helen Rayner ( 09 Aug 2019 )

heart breaking to be told of your passing, its times like these we need to be reminded of how precious time is.

Michael Fabish ( 09 Aug 2019 )

A beautiful smile, beautiful person. I am sorry for your loss.

Susan D'Ath ( 09 Aug 2019 )

such a beautiful giving human being. A pilar in the community that many looked up to for advice and support. Its times like this life becomes so evidently short. It doesnt seem that long we were all kicking it at school. RIP you wonderful, caring, beautiful friend. The support you gave me when times were down, the shoulder to cry and the ear to listen will always and forever be gratefully remember. Much love to Peter your handsome boys, mum and dad and aaron and all your sisters x Rest easy

Darlene Gibson ( 09 Aug 2019 )

Such a beautiful person inside and out I am so very lucky to have had you as my dear friend. To all Andrea’s treasured family you were her world and I am so truly sorry for your loss. I am blessed with so many fantastic memories of fun times together, so thankful to have been able to hug you one last time. Forever in our hearts.

Helen Stuck ( 09 Aug 2019 )