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Eleanor G. Anderson Obituary
Eleanor G. (Gallagher) Anderson, of Concord, MA, formerly of New London , NH, Vero Beach, FL, New Canaan , CT and Larchmont, NY passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 13, 2013, at age 88. For 60 years , she was the beloved wife of the late Fred J. Anderson who died in 2011. Elly was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York on January 5, 1925, the fourth child of four girls of the late John Patrick and Norah (Ahearn) Gallagher. She grew up in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, attended Immaculate Conception School in Irvington and graduated in 1942 from Irvington High School. After finishing Pratt Business School in New York City, she worked at the National Broadcasting Company , from 1946 to 1951. At the time of her retirement, Elly was the secretary to Sylvester Pat Weaver , President of NBC Television. In 1946 she met the love of her life, Fred J. Anderson, while on a ski trip in the Berkshires. Fred had just returned from serving in the U. S. Army as a spotter pilot in Germany during WWII. After a three year courtship, they married on December 2, 1950 at Immaculate Conception Church in Irvington, New York. They settled in Larchmont, NY where they raised their five children. They spent 27 years in Larchmont where Elly was very active at St. John and Paul ch, a member of the Womens Guild, and involved with school activities with her young children. She equally enjoyed tennis, sailing and baking. Whether socially swinging a racket, setting sail fo a luncheon or sunset sail with Fred, or preparing a gourmet meal to share with family and friends, each was a special occasion because of Elly. The greatest blessing in her life was family, who brought her much joy and happiness. Her children are so grateful to have been blessed with such a wonderful mother. Her grandchildren loved and adored her, as she did them. She will be remembered fo her sense of style, her earrings and hats, her pies , her orange cake, and her warmth and graciousness. Her family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated doctors who took such good care of their mother from the time she and father moved to Concord 6 1/2 years ago, to the nurses at Emerson Hospital and to the wonderful staff at Newbury Court, which includes the caring people at Rivercrest Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, as well. Ellys life touched many people and she will be missed. She is survived by her children, Gary Anderson and his wife Jean Collier of Stratford, CT, Debi Peterson and her husband Randy of Rio Rancho, NM, Timothy Anderson and his wife Leisa of Fresno, CA, Donna Krug and her husband Peter of Acton, MA, Chris Anderson and his wife Debbie of Westport, CT, her grandchildren, Megan Krug Roszak and her husband Mike of San Francisco, CA, Michael Krug of Boston, Katchen Anderson and Mark Anderson, both of Fresno, CA, Christopher, Emily and Michael nderson, all of Westport, CT ; her sisters Virginia Ginny Bristol and her husband Dr. Leonard Bristol of Rainbow Lake, NY, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Frances Madey and her husband John Madey; and Patricia Lynch and her husband James Lynch; mother-in-law of the late Doris Buckman. Visiting hours at the Dee Funeral Home of Concord, 27 Bedford Street, Concord, MA will b e held on Thursday, April 18 from 3 to 6:30 PM. A funeral mass will be held Friday, April Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord Center at 10:30 AM. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, New York at a later date in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 304, Mary knoll, NY 10545-0304 (Note on check: In memory of Eleanor Anderson, for work of Rev. Wm Galvin) or Rivercrest Staff Appreciation Fund, 80 Deaconess Road, Concord, MA 01742 (Note on check: In memory of Eleanor Anderson) Arrangements are under the care of Charles W. Dee, Jr. and Susan M. Dee, Dee Funeral Home of Concord. To share a remembrance in Mrs. Andersons guest book, please visit. www.deefuneralhome.com

Published in The Boxborough Beacon from Apr. 16 to Apr. 23, 2013
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