ANDERSON, MARION LINNEA Marion Linnea Anderson, 93 of Portland, wife of the late Raymond W. Anderson passed away Thursday July 31, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Algot and Esther (Carlson) Johnson. Born on July 20, 1921 in Middletown, she was a lifelong Portland resident and worked as a medical assistant for several doctors offices in Portland. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, the quilters of the church, the American Legion Auxilliary, the Portland Historical Society, the Protector of Animals, the Portland Senior Citizens, Meals on Wheels, the Norden Lodge, the AARP Brownstone Chapter 2826 and she was also honored with the Paley Volunteer of the Year Award. Marion served as an inspiration to so many people of all ages. Her indomitable spirit coupled with an infectious sense of humor, an inquisitive mind, a poetic approach to all celebrations, a giving and loving nature, and a Swedish American sensibility brought joy to all who met her. She will be missed. She leaves her daughter, Lois Anderson several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Maddy She was predeceased by her sisters, Ruth Grover and Evelyn Johnson, and by her companion, Allen Carlson. Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11AM at Zion Lutheran Church 183 Williams St., Portland. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Middlesex Hospital Hospice, 28 Crescent St., Middletown, CT. 06457. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.portlandmemorialfh.net.
Portland Memorial Funeral Home
PO Box 168 Portland, CT 6480
Published in middletownpress on Aug. 1, 2014