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Raymond E. "Bud" Anderson

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ANDERSON, Raymond E. "Bud" Raymond E. "Bud" Anderson of Glastonbury, died at the age of 97 on Monday, (January 29, 2007) at Manchester Manor Convalescent Home, Manchester. Born on September 11, 1909, in Hartford, he was the son of Signe and Sven John Anderson. He spent much of his early life growing up and working on the family farm in Woodstock. In 1944, he began working for Nationwide Insurance Company, leaving farm life in 1948, when he moved his family to Windsor, to pursue a career in the insurance business. A resident of Glastonbury since 1965, he retired in 1974 after 30 years of service to Nationwide Insurance Company as an agent and District Manager. In 1932, he married Gladys Young of Woodstock, who passed away in 1957. In passing he leaves his devoted wife Clementine, with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in August of 2007. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen, and two brothers, Alfred and Walter. He is survived by a son, David Anderson and his wife Eleanor of State College, PA; a daughter, Martha Anderson Musial and her husband David of Hilton Head, SC, a daughter, Linda Anderson Melanson and her husband Robert of Manchester; and is predeceased by a son Robert Anderson and his surviving wife Madelyn Pandolfi Anderson. He is survived by six beloved grandchildren: John Musial and Amy Musial Hopkins, Rebecca Anderson Baum, Michael Anderson and Caryn Anderson Brooks, and Robert Melanson, Jr. and six great grandchildren; Niklas, Skyler, Rhett, and Zakary Raymond Hopkins (predeceased), Alex Baum, and Chloe Brooks. A longtime Mason, he was a Past Master and a 60-year member of Putnam Lodge 46 A.F & A.M. and Past Patron of the Betty Putnam Chapter 106 Order of the Eastern Star, both of South Woodstock. A charter member of the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Department; he was also a member of Number 12 Royal Arch Mason, Brooklyn, CT. Always worrying about the well-being of his family, and always with a story to tell he was a devoted husband and family person and especially enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 2, at 10 a.m. at the First Church of Christ Congregational in Glastonbury, where he and his wife have been a member since 1966. The funeral service will be followed by a 2 p.m. Masonic Burial on Friday, February 2, at the Congregational Church Cemetery in Woodstock Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Foundation Fighting Blindness, 11435 Cronhill Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117-2220, 800-683-5555 • 800-683-5551 TDD, www.FightBlindness.org, or to the Memorial Fund at the First Church of Christ Congregational, 2183 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033. The Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, has charge of the arrangements.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 31, 2007
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