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James Anderson

September 18, 1933 September 2, 2011
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James Anderson, 77, of Springfield passed away peacefully on September 2nd, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Ludlow to the late Oscar and Jessie (Smith) Anderson he was a life long Springfield resident and a 1951 graduate of Technical High School. Jim served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, earning the National Defense Service Medal and worked for over 38 years at New England Telephone/Verizon until his retirement. Jim loved baseball and was a loyal Red Sox fan. He enjoyed his time at the Holyoke Soldiers Home where he was a bingo caller, belonged to the “smoking club” and was active in all events and outings. He leaves his beloved wife of 56 years Margaret (Barnett) Anderson of Springfield; loving children Robert O. Anderson and his wife Kimberly, Katherine J. Pedersen and her husband Christopher and Laura C. Cieplik and her husband Mark; 6 cherished grandchildren Tiffaney, Rachel, Eric, Matthew, Kiirsten and Erik as well as 5 great-grandchildren; and his brother Charles Anderson. Sadly James was predeceased by his son Richard in 1990 and a sister Helen Fontaine. Jim’s family would like to especially thank his extended “family” at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday September 6th, 2011 at 9:00am from Ludlow Funeral Home with a mass held in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Springfield at 10:00am followed by burial with Military Honors in Island Pond Cemetery in Ludlow. Visitation will be Monday evening from 4:00-7:00pm. The family strongly encourages that in lieu of flowers donations may be made in James’ memory to: Holyoke Soldiers Home, Cherry St. Holyoke, 01040. For further information please visit Online @ ludlowfuneralhome.com.

The family strongly encourages that in lieu of flowers donations may be made in James’ memory to: Holyoke Soldiers Home, Cherry St. Holyoke, 01040. For further information please visit Online @ ludlowfuneralhome.com.

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