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FREDERICK N. ANDERSON JR. - SHELBURNE - Fred Anderson of Shelburne, former longtime resident of Charlotte, passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2014. Fred was born in Cambridge, Mass., on Feb. 8, 1927, the son of Elsa Frech and Frederick N. Anderson. He was an Eagle Scout and graduate of Newton High School in Massachusetts. Fred graduated from the University of Massachusetts, and served in the US Army in World War II. Upon his return from military service, he spent his senior year at the University of Stockholm in Sweden. After graduation, he was employed in the Financial Department of General Electric, first in Schenectady, N.Y., and then in Burlington where he was manager of contracts, until he retired. He served the town of Charlotte as an auditor for many years. He was on the CVU School Board, moderator of the Charlotte town meeting, and local Justice of the Peace. He was a member of the Charlotte Congregational Church where he served on the Prudential Committee, and was Chairman of the Wing Fund. He enjoyed his avocation, shared with his wife, Barbara, of growing and selling Christmas trees to local families for over 35 years. A favorite hobby for Fred was studying the Civil War and participating in the North-South skirmishes in Virginia. He belonged to several gun clubs in the area. He was a volunteer at the Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980. Fred loved Vermont dearly, and his home and community of Charlotte. He was happiest when he was driving his tractor on his land, studying the Civil War, collecting antiques with Barbara, getting to know the many families that visited the Christmas tree farm over the years, and most of all, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his beloved cats. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara; daughter, Gail and husband, John Chiodo, and their daughter, Maya, of Marin County, Calif.; and son, Brenton D. Anderson and wife, Jamie, of Etna, N.H., and their three children, Tyler W., William B., and Elizabeth W. He was predeceased by his youngest son, Robert Scott of Burlington. The Anderson family wishes to thank the kind and loving people of The Shores at Shelburne Bay, and the Respite House of Williston for making his final days so peaceful. On Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, from 2 to 3 p.m., there will be a reception in remembrance of Fred at The Shores. A formal memorial service will be held at the Charlotte Congregational Church on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Howard Center, 208 Flynn Ave., Ste. 3J, Burlington, VT 05401.

Published in The Burlington Free Press from Feb. 9 to Feb. 13, 2014
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