Roy Bertil Anderson, 86, of Monument Beach passed away peacefully after a short illness on Wednesday December 28, 2011.
He was born in Boston, MA on May 4, 1925. He was the son of the late Bengt Anderson and the late Anna (Ostrand) Anderson.
On September 18, 1948 he married May (Jensen) Anderson, his wife of 63 years. He attended Quincy schools before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1943 during World War II. He attended New England Aircraft School, Boston and Wentworth Institute, Boston. For many years he owned Wellesley Auto Body and in 1968 he went to work for Aetna Life and Casualty working in the claims department retiring after 22 years. In 1990 he retired to Cape Cod where he enjoyed boating, fishing, lobstering, shellfishing and golfing. Roy was an avid fan of all Boston sports teams and was particularly delighted when his beloved Red Sox won the World Series.
Since 2003 he split his time between Cape Cod and North Port, FL.
Roy was involved for many years in the Masons becoming a Shriner and most recently as a member of the DeWitt Clinton Lodge in Sandwich. He enjoyed singing in the choir as a member of the Bourne United Methodist Church.
In addition to his loving wife, May, he is survived by his four children, son Steven and his wife Cheryl of Franklin MA, son Gregg and his wife Maryjo of Sandwich MA, daughter Susan Pavlakis and her husband Paul of Bethel CT and daughter Kristen Newcomb and her husband Roger of East Hampstead NH, two nephews and a niece. He is predeceased by his sister Barbara (Anderson) Carlson.
"Granddad" to his grandchildren Kurt, Cliff, Keith and Caryn Anderson, Danielle, Kyle and Lauren Anderson, Courtney and Casey Newcomb and his great grandson Camden Anderson.
In keeping with his request, there are no visiting hours. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday January 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd, Bourne MA. Burial will follow in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 12:30 p.m. with Military Honors. Following the burial, family and friends are invited to visit over a light lunch at the Church.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Bourne United Methodist Church, the Shriner's Hospital in Boston, and/or the Salvation Army.