Andrea Javers-Notaro

Obituary of Andrea Kristen Javers-Notaro

Andrea Kristen Javers-Notaro, our beloved mother, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin, and friend, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on September 20, 2020 at the age of 56. Andrea was born on April 6, 1964 in Milwaukee Wisconsin, where she grew up and began her life journey. Andrea was the first-born child to Russell Javers and Sandra Sengpiel-Javers. Andrea grew up in Brookfield Wi, with her Sister Jenny and Brother John in a beautiful suburbs of Milwaukee. Andrea attended grades K-12 and graduated Brookfield Central High School in 1982. Andrea’s love for music and animals began at a very early age. She played the piano and clarinet, as well as being a very gifted and talented mezzo soprano vocalist. She played clarinet in her HS Marching Band and sang in her school choir, her renaissance quartet and in her church choir at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Her love for the Lord was deep and she was very steadfast in her faith. She loved to sing classic hymns, modern praise music, Josh Groban and Heart… yup she could throw down in modern rock! Andrea was invited to audition for the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1985 and when you heard her sing, you knew why! Andrea’s one and true desire was to fall in love and have a large family! Leaving her potential career behind, she fell in love and that dream was fulfilled. Andrea had five children and adopted one. Her six children and grandchildren were her entire world. She always had a full house, filled with all her kids, and their friends, which she always just referred to as her kids. There was always an abundance of laughter and snacks wherever Andrea would go. Andrea’s love for her animals was a lifelong deep passion. She gave a love filled and completely dedicated home to her dogs, cats, birds, turtles and her little fishes… affectionately called her babies. She loved hanging out with them, giving them baths and had a nightstand drawer full of treats. We will always remember Andrea for her unwavering love for “her boys,” the Green Bay Packers, her obsession with cows, and collecting all kinds of knick knacks to put around her home. Our football days were spent eating nachos and praying that the authorities would not be called because of how loud mom would scream at the tv and cheer her team on. Whether win or lose the pack always had her heart. She always said she bled green and gold, she sported packer gear all year round and counted down the days until she could watch her boys on the field again. We all knew not to mess with mom on game days as those were the most important days of the year. Her love for cows was deep, almost as deep as her love for the packers. From cow pictures to figurines, she had it all. Her cow corner filled with all her precious cow treasures was her favorite spot in the house. No matter what the days brought and what she was going through, her kids and all her animals would light her up like a Christmas Tree. She fought a hard battle with her health over many years but her kids, grandkids especially, and animals kept her going. She loved sending happy day gifts to her grandkids and always made sure her kids were all taken care of even if it meant giving them her last cent. Andrea is survived by her mother Sandra Spicuzza and step mother Flo Weber-Javers. Her six children; Christopher Notaro, Natalie Notaro-Trapp, Gina Notaro-Mix, Anthony Notaro Jr, Michael Notaro and Josue Angulo-Fuentes. Sons in law; Richard Trapp and Timothy Mix. Daughters in law; Miranda Notaro and Star Lozano (soon to be Notaro). Grandchildren; Caleb and Wyatt Trapp, Asher and Aston Notaro, and Libby Mix. Sisters; Jenny Javers (Chris) and Jodi Wittig-Ward (Nick), Brothers; John Javers and Drew Wittig (Cianna). Nieces and Nephews; Eva and Eliot Javers & Mae and Elliott Wittig. As well as many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her Grandfathers; Earl Sengpiel and Frank Anzia, Grandmothers; Gertrude Sengpiel and Edna Anzia, her father Russell Javers and Step father John Spicuzza. Andrea was always very clear about her final wishes. As much as her kids hated that she talked about it, we are happy to know what she wanted and be able to honor her wishes. Andrea wished to be cremated and not have a funeral or any kind of memorial services. She wanted her life celebrated with laughter and smiles, not tears and sorrow. In Lieu of those wishes, we are asking for donations to be made in Andreas honor to The Best Friends Animal Society and/or The Animal Welfare Society if anyone would like to be a part of celebrating her life. As a family we will be having a celebration of life for Andrea during the Christmas holiday as it was her favorite time of year. We will send out further details as we draw near to that time.
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