Gwendolyn Anderson

STRATHAM —Gwendolyn M. (de Rochemont) Anderson, 85, of Stratham, died Monday, June 4, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born in Kittery, Maine, on May 31, 1927, the daughter of the late J. Archie and Gladys M. (Manson) de Rochemont.

During World War II, she volunteered for the United States Army Aircraft Warning Service as a coast observer.

Gwendolyn had been employed by the former Mars Bargainland in Newington and Globe Department Store in Exeter.

She was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary Fire Department in Newington and a former Sunday school teacher for the Newington Congregational Town Church. She enjoyed bingo, reading, and spending time with her dog Brandi.

Survivors include four children, Andrew M. Anderson and his wife Noreen of Stratham, Susan L. Anderson of Stratham, Laura J. Futterrer and her husband Robert of Berwick, Maine, James L. Anderson of Blue Hill, Maine and three granddaughters.

She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew M. Anderson on December 21, 2002, and granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Anderson on September 19, 1996.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Please visit: to sign the online guest book, send a private condolence, gift or sympathy card. Arrangements are under the direction of the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home — Buckminster Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 County Farm Road, Dover, N.H. 03820.

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Funeral Home

J. Verne Wood Funeral Home
84 Broad Street  Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-1702

Published in Fosters from June 7 to June 8, 2012