SOUTHBRIDGE: Edward “Ed” George Anderson, a lifelong resident of Southbridge, was called home by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ peacefully at home with his loving wife Lisa at his side on March 26, 2022.
Edward was born on February 1,1948 to his mother Anita Bombard and father George Anderson.
He leaves behind his sweetheart whom he was married to for 54 years Elizabeth “Lisa” (Marcucci) of Southbridge; 2 sons Martin Anderson and his wife Tina, and children Juliana, Benjamin and Ian of Sturbridge; William Anderson and wife Lynn and children Liam, and Lauren of Holland; and his daughter, Karen Anderson of Southbridge; Lastly, we cannot forget his beloved cat, Rocky. Ed’s two nephews whom he raised like his own, Kristopher Anderson and his son Logan; Joshua Stevens and his wife Ashley and their family; his Goddaughter, Melanie Thibeault and her family each held a special place in his heart.
Ed came from a large family with four brothers and five sisters. Three brothers and a sister predeceased him: Garry; Gregg; Lianne Anderson; and Russell, whom lived in his home and Ed was his caregiver for 30 years after receiving his Purple Heart from Vietnam War, Ed loved and was very close with him and his children. His siblings one brother and four sisters will miss him: Robert and late wife Linda and their family; Karen and her husband William McQuade and their family; Patti and late husband Ron Rudski; Joanne Anderson; Beth and her husband George Beauregard and their family.
Ed loved and was loved by his many nieces and nephews, two whom are already departed; and his three cousins: Mark, Paul and Corey Davidson and their families.
And he loved Lisa’s family as his own and will be dearly missed by the “Marcucci” side as well. He leaves to cherish his memory; Gabe and his wife Jeanne and their family; John and his wife Sue and their family; James and his wife Kimberlee and their family; Mario and his wife Darlene and their family; Richard and his wife Kim and their family; and his sister in law Marisa Stevens and her family. His loving in laws; Santino and his wife Maria Marcucci predeceased Ed.
Ed was a faithful and loving husband, father, Papa, brother, uncle, and friend. He first loved God, family, country and community.
Edward enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in February of 1965, where he served proudly for four years and two terms in the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge in May 1969. He was a proud and true American Patriot. He worked at Galileo Electro Optics for 25 years as a Machine Operator of the MCT Finishing Department as well as company Artist.
Ed was a beloved member of his community. He coached for Minor and Little League Baseball teams and officiated many games as umpire, too. Ed served on the Board of Directors, for Pop Warner and was a Sgt. AT Arms for Southbridge Veteran Council. He received The Alva J Gregoire Memorial Foundation Award as a volunteer and youth activist in our community and was congratulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on December, 1992 by State Representative, David Peters. He also received a House of Destiny Gate Keeper of the Southbridge City Award in 2019.
He was a member of The American Legion and loyal supporter of Center of Hope in Southbridge; whom his mother, Anita T. Anderson founded.
Ed joined the Marine Corp League and became a lifetime member where he received a Distinguished Service Award in appreciation and gratitude for meritorious service in the interest of the United State of America, The United State Marine Corp, and The United State Marine Corp League. He was involved with the Toys for Tots for sixteen years
where he served various positions on the Board of Directors.
Edward enjoyed cooking for his family and community organizations as well as being Santa. Years later Ed’s son, Bill, would don the red suit and fill it with just as much love and joy. Ed loved fishing, archery, drawing, hunting and all sports. He was an avid NASCAR, Patriots and Red Sox fan.
Thank you to all the staff at Charlton Family Practice, particularly Dr. Paul Harrington who was not just a doctor but a friend. The Department of Veteran Affair homebound service team, a special Thank you to his nurse Denise Shea; UMass Harrington Memorial Hospital; Southbridge Police Department; and the Southbridge Fire Department and the Emergency Medical Team for all their help and dedication. We would also like to thank the House of Destiny Church to which Ed was a part of in so many ways. Ed received an honorary membership this past year we would like to say thank you to Pastors Esteban Carrasco Jr., Pastor Rebekah Carrasco, Pastor Raymundo, and Pastor Yamilka Castillo. They served not only as his spiritual leaders but became part of Ed’s beautiful, ever expanding family. Ed was a special man who touched many peoples’ lives. He was blessed by God and will be deeply missed.
A celebration of Edward’s life will be held at House of Destiny
Church, on 104 Everett Street, Southbridge, MA on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:00AM.
In lieu of flowers, Edward would of want you to live a life that all that you do you do it unto God to be Semper Fidelis.
Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home is directing arrangements.
A video tribute will be available on Monday