Joseph E. Anderson, 86, of Hopkinton, RI died peacefully on Thursday December 17, 2020. He was the beloved husband of the late Meredith T. Anderson.
Born in Providence, RI on March 22, 1934, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Anderson.
Mr. Anderson received an Associate degree in electrical engineering from Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. He went on to work for General Dynamics Electric Boat Division and retired from Norden Systems in CT.
Joe enjoyed wine making, cars, and fishing in his spare time and was very proud of the Hopkinton home he built with his son Steven in the early 1990’s. He was a member of the Rhode Island auxiliary state police until they were phased out in the 1970’s.
Joe will be sadly missed by his three sons, Paul Anderson and his wife Jennifer of Richmond, RI, Steven Anderson of Charlestown, RI and Brian Anderson of Wendell, MA. He also leaves a brother, Robert Anderson, four grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife Meredith and daughter Katherine Anderson.
Funeral service and burial will be private and calling hours are respectfully omitted.
A special thanks to the dedicated & caring staff of the Westerly Health Center.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Westerly Health Center Activities Fund, 280 High St. Westerly, RI 02891
Arrangements have been entrusted to the S.R. Avery Funeral Home, Hope Valley, RI.
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