KEENE — Muriel L. Andersen, 83, of Keene and Sarasota, Fla., went to be with her beloved husband, Arnie, on May 11, 2012.
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She was born Feb. 2, 1929 in Dedham, Mass., the daughter of John and Mary (Cherry) Lund.
She leaves her five daughters, Karen Andersen of Portsmouth, Barbara Dee of Dover, Susan Deyo and her husband Jim of Brattleboro, Vt., Mary Arnault and her husband Tom of Rochester, and Christine Phillips of Gilbert, Ariz. She also leaves her brother, John and sister-in-law Carole of Westwood, Mass.; her ten precious grandchildren; her great-grandson; her beloved niece and nephews; and her lifelong friend, Lois Perkins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold, in 2010; her parents; and her uncle, Peter Lund, who raised her and her brother John.
Muriel was married 61 years to her husband Arnie whom she met when she was 17 and who was the love of her life. Together they raised their five daughters, moving to Keene in 1967 and then spending winters in Sarasota after they retired. Muriel was known for her sense of humor and her love of family, especially delighting in her grandchildren and their lives. Muriel enjoyed theater, travel, gardening, her many pets, and rooting for the Boston Red Sox and Celtics. She and her husband were avid members of the BoSox club, attending many Spring training games and events near their Florida home in retirement.
Funeral services will be held on June 16, 2012 in Keene at Saint James Church from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by a reception. Burial will be for the family.
Muriel had a special place in her heart for animals, and donations may be made in her name to the NH Humane Society at www.monadpets.org or sent to 101 West Swanzey Rd., Swanzey N.H. 03446.
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Published in Fosters from May 29 to May 30, 2012