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Mark Peter Anderson

1959 - 2016
Mark Peter Anderson Obituary

Mark Peter Anderson, 57, of Hebron, formerly of Vernon, loving husband for twenty six years of Juleann M. "Jill" (Quigley) Anderson, died Tuesday December 20, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. Mark was born in Hartford on June 30, 1959, son of Carl and Vilma (Gustafson) Anderson of Vernon. He was raised in Vernon, attended local schools, and was a graduate of Rockville High School where he was a member of the baseball team. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University where he was an All-American shortstop and a recent inductee into the Wesleyan Baseball Wall of Fame. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He and his family have resided in Hebron since 1990. Mark has been an attorney in the Travelers Insurance Company Special Liabilities Group for the past twenty six years and had previously worked for the law firm of Shipman and Goodwin in Hartford. He was a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester and currently served as an usher and communion assistant. Along with his wife and parents, he is survived by two sons, Eric Peter Anderson of Minneapolis, MN and Scott Philip Anderson of Arlington, VA. He also leaves behind several aunts, cousins, sisters and brothers-in-law, 13 nieces and nephews and many friends who will miss him dearly. Influenced by his own high school and college baseball career, Mark went on to share his love and knowledge of baseball by coaching his sons' youth baseball teams in Hebron. Although his teams won several championships, Mark took the greatest satisfaction in seeing his players improve and have fun. He enjoyed watching all sports with his favorite teams being the Yankees and Giants and was an avid reader of almost anything but especially history and sports. He loved watching Jeopardy, old sitcoms and sports with his sons, vacationing on the Cape, playing golf and taking road trips throughout the Northeast. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 10:00 AM at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 60 Church Street, Manchester. Burial will follow in the Gilead Cemetery in Hebron. Visiting hours for family and friends are Monday, Dec. 26, from 1:30 - 3:30 PM and 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Watkins Funeral Home, 142 East Center Street, Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebron Youth Baseball Association, Wesleyan Baseball or the . To leave a message for his family please visit www.holmes-watkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 25, 2016
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