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Raymond A. Anderson

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Raymond A. Anderson, 55, of Franklin, died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family, following an illness. Born Dec. 9, 1956, in Hartford, Conn., a son of the late Arthur O. and Dorothy A. (Robillard) Anderson, he was a resident of Franklin for the past 10 years and was a former longtime resident of Ft. Myers, Fla. He was raised and educated in Rhode Island and until his illness forced him to retire, he worked as a grounds keeper at numerous golf courses in Massachusetts and Florida. He was also a chef at the former Anvil restaurant in Wrentham. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps, during the Vietnam War. He attained the rank of corporal and was awarded the Rifle Expert Badge, the National Defense Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Badge and the Good Conduct Medal. While he was in the service he studied nuclear biological and chemical defense. Raymond was proud of his American Indian heritage, was very artistic and he enjoyed cooking and hunting. He is survived by a daughter, Kerri Ruiz and her husband, David, and their children, Daniel and Makenzie, of Raleigh, N.C.; his beloved partner, Diana L. Bardsley of Franklin and her children, Jason and Shawn Landry, Matthew and Sarah Bardsley; a sister, Yvonne M. Paul of Norfolk and her children, Matthew and Renee. He was the former husband of Sharon (Meadows) Anderson of Framingham. He was the brother of the late Daniel Ware. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his calling hours Monday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St., Franklin. A time of reflection and sharing of memories will be held at 7 p.m. His interment with military honors will take place in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at a later date.

Published in The Country Gazette from Nov. 18 to Nov. 25, 2012
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