Laurel Ann (Davidson) Anderson, 40, beloved wife of W. Peter Anderson and loving mother of her daughter Leah of Glastonbury, died Wednesday, (October 23, 2002) in Hartford Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, after a long struggle with breast cancer. The only daughter of George and Lorraine (Dean) Davidson, she was born in Cambridge, MA, February 13, 1962. She attended Lexington, MA and Bedford, MA. Public schools, graduating in 1980 from Bedford High School as a member of the National Honor Society, American Field Service and various sports activities. She traveled extensively throughout Europe spending summers in Germany with AFS; attending University of Salzburg; as well as personal trips with close lifelong friends. She graduated from the University of Maine/Orono in 1984. In 1994 she enrolled in Capital Community Technical College, School of Nursing, in Hartford, graduating Magna cum Laude in 1996. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Diagnosed with breast cancer in late 1995, she went on to complete her nursing degree and worked in the North 10 Cardiac Care Unit of Hartford Hospital. She was a most dedicated nurse with a love for all things living. She leaves a legacy of a loving spirit, a kind and caring nature, a delightful sense of humor and a passionate enjoyment of life and living. She touched all of us with her sensitivity and love. In addition to her husband and daughter, Laurel is survived by her mother, Lorraine D. Phoenix and Clement Nickerson of Brunswick, ME; her father and step mother, George and Ann Davidson of Watertown, MA; and two brothers, Dana G. Davidson and his family of Barrington, RI, and Evan J. Davidson and his family of Brewster, MA; relatives in Maine, Illinois, Massachusetts and Michigan; and many close and loving neighbors, friends, caregivers, co-workers and support groups. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a funeral service at St. James Episcopal Church on October 28, 1 p.m. Calling hours will be held Sunday, October 27, 5-8 p.m., at the Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, 06033. It is Laurel's request that in lieu of flowers, those wishing make a donation to the Laurel D. Anderson Nursing Scholarship Fund, c/o Capital Community College, 950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103.