ATHOL – Raymond B. Anderson, 86, of Athol, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Backus Hospital, Norwich, CT.
He was born in Wilton, NH on September 13, 1935, son of the late Raymond B. and Irene (Perrault) Anderson and had lived in Athol for four years. Ray had previously lived in Connecticut, South Carolina, North Carolina and New Hampshire.
A proud veteran of the Korean war, Ray served as a paratrooper in the United States Army. An avid golfer, Ray was a member of Eugen M. Connor Post 193 American Legion, Winchendon. Ray had worked as a manager for Avco Lycoming Company in CT. In earlier years, he had worked for General Electric.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Norma (Blake) Anderson; four sons, Matt Anderson and his wife Leslie of VT, Ronald Anderson and his wife Shelly of Athol, Donald Anderson of New Hampshire, and Ira Anderson and his wife Ann Marie of Malden, MA; two brothers, Donald Anderson of Lyndeborough, NH and Wayne Anderson of Michigan; a sister, Connie Livin of Wilton, NH and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private.
Burial will be in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon at a later date.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.