Eric R. Anderson, 71, of Tower Ave., Hartford, passed away Saturday (August 31, 2002) at Chelsea Place. His parents, Kenneth Anderson and Madeline Steele of Jamaica predeceased him. Eric was born in St. Mary, Jamaica, and relocated to Hartford in 1970, where he resided for the remainder of his life. His last place of employment was Combustion Engineering where he retired at age 62. He is survived by his wife, Ina E. Anderson and seven devoted children, Orville Anderson and wife Merlyn, Michael Anderson, Charlotte Small, Josephine Allen, Archibald Anderson, Violet Taylor and Ella Rochester. He also leaves grand, great grand children, numerous nephews, nieces, and a host of friends. Calling hours will be 9-10 a.m. Saturday, September 7, with funeral services immediately following at the Fuqua Funeral Service, 94 Granby Street, Bloomfield. Interment will be at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery.