Gary Anderson - 78
June 19, 2022
Gary L. Anderson, 78, of Boylston, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center. He leaves his beloved wife of 55 years, Carol A. (Menard) Anderson; his niece, Christine Pelender, and his cousin, Wilma Sheridan, both of Arizona. Gary was predeceased by his son, Timothy M. Anderson, in 2012, and his daughter, Kimberly A. (Anderson) Tanner, in 2016; his brother, Jack Anderson; his parents, Norman and Maxine (Hollis) Anderson; along with nieces, nephews, and close friends. Gary was born and raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota; attending the Aberdeen School System before enlisting in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he served his country proudly. It was while he was in the military and stationed in Fort Devens when he met his beloved Carol. They were married on May 13, 1967 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Worcester, and settled in Boylston to begin their life together. Gary attended both Becker and Worcester State, graduating with degrees in Business. Gary had an extensive career at National Glass, where he worked as a Glazer for forty years before retiring in 2010. He was also on the Pine Grove Cemetery Commission, was President and Secretary of North Worcester Fox and Coon Club in Holden, and loved attending the fishing derbies. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary of the Hills Parish in Boylston. Gary enjoyed spending time in nature, be it hunting, fishing, or gardening. He loved woodworking and tinkering with everything, as he was skilled with his hands. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pine Grove Cemetery, P. O. Box 706, Boylston, MA 01505. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the Anderson family from 4 - 7 PM on Monday, June 27, 2022 at St. Mary of the Hills Church, 630 Cross Street, Boylston. His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 10 AM at the church, and burial with military honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.