Ralph C. Anderson(1921 - 2014)

Ralph C. Anderson, 92, of Manchester, husband of the late Eleanor (O'Brien) Anderson passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at a local convalescent home. Ralph was born on April 6, 1921 in Woodland, ME son of the late Carl and Martha (Nelson) Anderson and he had been a resident of Manchester since 1950. He was a veteran of WW II serving his country in the US. Marine Corps. Ralph was a graduate of Boston University, Class of 1948 having earned his degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Prior to his retirement in 1980, Ralph was an Engineering Manager for over 31 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford. He was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed spending time at his summer home in Milton, Vermont on Lake Champlain which he had owned for over 50 years. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Bridget Church in Manchester. Ralph loved and watched UConn Women's Basketball and the Boston Red Sox. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Michael Kelly of Gansevoort, NY, his two sons, Wayne Anderson and his wife, Lori of Niantic and Mark Anderson and Christine Ruth of Broad Brook, his two sisters, Evangeline Jernstrom of Eastham, MA and Doris Brown of Brewer, ME, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ralph's family would like to extended special thanks to Crestfield Rehabilitation especially the wing 3 staff for the excellent care they provided Ralph over the past few years. They were his angels. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:15 am at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St. Manchester followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 pm at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St. Manchester. Burial with military honors will follow in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. Calling hours will be on Monday, January 13th from 4-7pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the . To leave an online condolence please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com


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Holmes Funeral Home
400 Main Street Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 643-2441

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 12, 2014